1971 V12 XKE E-Type 2+2 4 speed

Price: US $16,100.00 Item location: San Mateo, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: E-Type
  • SubModel: 2+2 V12
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 97,828
  • VIN: 1S71933
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 5.3 Liter V12
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 V12

Up for sale is my manual 4 speed 1971 V12 XKE 2+2.

Please note, I am selling this car in a “NON RUNNING - AS IS” condition as it is overheating and I no longer have time to spend on it.

I purchased this car in September 2005 from an owner in Phoenix and he told me that the car was originally from California. You can check out the history on the website XKEDATA using the VIN number (1S71933).

There is also a video on YouTube…the YouTube reference is Z-duaAav7CI

Car is a manual 4 speed with air conditioning (that works).

It has 9.1 compression ratio.

I have done (or have had done) a great deal of mechanical work on the car to get it to this point and have many bills and receipts of the work done that amount to over $18,000.

The air pump has been removed and the emission ports in the head have been sealed. The vacuum retard to the distributor has also been sealed off…consequently the car has no emission controls installed on it. As it is a 1971 car, I have not needed to have the car smogged in California.

The following parts have been replaced during the 10 years of my ownership.

New plugs

New header tank.

Some new hoses.

New Water Pump.

New BELL stainless steel exhaust system with quad outlets at back.

New fuel pump.New clutch slave cylinder

New clutch master cylinder,

New brake master cylinder,

New aluminum radiator (I believe from Ron Davis).

4 New Vredestein Sprint Classic 205/70 VR 15 tires with less than 50 miles on them

Rebuilt steering rack.

Four new SU carburetors (HIF44’s) fitted (to replace Strombergs) using the Jaguar V12 SU replacement kit from Burlen in the UK

New rear engine stabilizer.

Rebuilt front brake calipers,

New front brake hoses

Air conditioning recharge

Opus ignition conversion kit from SNG Barratt ( Converts OPUS ignition system to the later constant energy ignition),

New LUCAS distributor cap.

New “Retrosound” am/fm radio.

Some LED lights in gauges.

New front ball joints,

Poly bushing set (replaces rubber bushings) on front suspension.

Rebuilt Power steering pump .

New oil pressure sender.

Gas tank removed and boiled out.

Some rubber sealing trim replaced.

New front tie rod ends.

The car had been fitted with Koni shock absorbers on the front before I purchased it.

The car has been repainted before I purchased it and there are issues with the finish on the passenger side door and right lower side of the bonnet. The paint was obviously put on too thick and not keyed to the original finish and has flaked off on the door and front side of bonnet. There is also some cracking and small chips on the top of the hood on the drivers side where you would typically lift up the hood (see picture)

I would say the inside of the car is “tatty” (see pictures) and needs to be redone. Someone has (poorly) replaced the headlining in the car.

It comes with some spare parts …a couple of 12 volt VW Jetta fans that I never got round to fitting after I installed the new radiator, original jack and whatever else I can find in my garage (including some LED replacement bulbs, spare plugs, radio accessories, some new rubber sealing pieces etc. ), a workshop manual and a number of other part books.

Any questions send to cockney.mike at gmail.

This car is being sold as is, where is. The buyer is responsible for arranging shipping and buyer pays all shipping costs. A $500 non refundable deposit via PayPal is required at auction end with the balance due via bank transfer within 5 business days.

Car is located about 10 miles south of San Francisco airport.

Once again, please note, I am selling this car in a “NON RUNNING - AS IS” condition.