1973 Jaguar XK-E 2+2 Coupe, 4-spd Manual, Original, un-restored E-type

Price: US $2,025.00 Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XK
  • SubModel: XK-E 2+2 Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: XK-E 2+2 Coupe
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 69,626
  • VIN: UD1S74715
  • Color: Pale Primrose
  • Engine size: 5.3L V-12
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1973 Jaguar XK XK-E 2+2 Coupe

1973 Jaguar XKE 2+2 Coupe Description

1973 Jaguar XK-E 2+2 Coupe

Original, un-restored E-type from arid New Mexico Original window sticker and dealer invoice Resided with the same family for 11 years Low mileage-69,626 actual miles (24,281 of those miles on current speedometer) Desirable Pale Primrose exterior Black interior with Connolly Leather bucket seats & Wilton wool carpet Matching numbers Series III 5.3L V-12 Cylinder engine (272hp) (7S10997LA) Four Zenith-Stromberg carburetors Numbers-matching four-speed synchromesh manual transmission (KL5316) Limited-slip rear differential Independent front and rear suspensions Power assisted rack-and-pinion steering and power four-wheel disc brakes Tilt steering column Air-conditioning Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo with cassette and ETR Rear window defroster and tinted glass Original, chrome 15-inch polished wire wheels and Jaguar center lock hubs with sport-rated Pirelli P70 Touring tires

MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this original, unmolested and seldom-seen 1973 Jaguar XK-E 2+2 coupe. Lovingly cared for by the original owner in the beautiful southwestern United States for 11 years, this car was purchased new by Dwight H. Tope from Melloy Bros. Inc., in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 17, 1974, with only 243 miles on it! The original window sticker and dealer order invoice is included and shows that this Primrose Jaguar left the factory with the following options: chrome wire wheels, air-conditioning, tinted glass, AM/FM stereo radio and rear window defroster.

We say it was well taken care of because we have the original Jaguar Passport to Service booklet with dealer stamps from 1974 to 1985. For example, according to the service booklet, at 45,345 miles, the original speedometer/odometer broke. Mr. Tope had it replaced at his dealer on February 6, 1982. We also know the car’s port of entry was Galveston, Texas and that Overseas Motors Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, was the vehicle distributor.

Also included is the original Protect-O-Plate, owners operating manual, XK Unlimited parts and service catalog, schematics, PDI statement, original window sticker and the original sales contract and much, much more! And if that wasn’t enough, there’s an extensive collection of parts and service receipts totaling more than $17,000!

Tope owned his own insurance company in Albuquerque, Dwight Tope State Agency, from 1956 until 1984. He became its senior consultant in 1985 before he retired in 1987.

In a photo he once submitted to a Jaguar enthusiast publication, this XK-E is parked on an airstrip before a F-15 fighter jet that one of his sons, Chris L. Tope, piloted during his service in the U.S. Air Force. The elder Tope passed away on Christmas Day, 2003.

Finished in its still-original and elegant Pale Primrose, the paint shows extremely well. Both the front and rear body chrome bumpers with rubber bumper over-riders fit nicely and complement the body with only minor scratches upon closer inspection. All trim is brilliant and bright and is presented in excellent condition.

Inside, the original black Connolly Leather bucket seats are in good condition, with minor areas of splits and wear. The rear seat is in similar condition. The matching black door panels, original Wilton carpet and dashboard are a continuation of the striking interior of the car and look great. All gauges appear and work as designed. Heater, air conditioning and aftermarket Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo with cassette deck and electronically tuned receiver (ETR), (added in 1986 – receipt included in maintenance folder) perform as designed. The original leather-wrapped steering wheel with adjustable steering column and dashboard with console lighter, ashtray and map lights add to the proper British sport car look and feel.

This XK-E Jaguar comes equipped with a 272 hp/300 lb-ft, 5.3L 12-cylinder, fed by four Zenith-Stromberg sidedraft carburetors. The power is transferred to the rear wheels by a four-speed synchromesh manual transmission backed to a limited-slip rear differential. The driver assist features include power assisted rack-and-pinion steering, four-wheel power disc brakes and independent front and rear suspensions. Included are the original chrome 15-inch polished wire wheels and Jaguar center lock hubs with sport-rated Pirelli P70 Touring tires.

The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, was a British sports car, manufactured between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. The E-Type Series 3 was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3-liter Jaguar V12 engine. The Series 3 is easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tires, four exhaust tips and a badge on the rear that proclaims it has a V12 engine under its bonnet (hood).

Examples of this Jaguar’s competition in 1973 included the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4, the BMW 3.0 CSL and the Mercedes-Benz 450 SL.

Probably one of the most recognizable coupes ever produced, Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made,” this low mileage, un-restored original E-type is the ideal combination of style, function and performance…and with the endorsement of Enzo Ferrari, what are you waiting for? GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

Current mileage on the odometer shows 24,281 miles, which is on the replacement speedometer/odometer. Total cumulative mileage is understood to be around 69,626 miles and the car is sold as is with a mileage exempt title.

VIN: UD1S74715

Body #:4S56404

Engine #: 7S10997LA

Gearbox #: KL5316

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