1974 JAGUAR XKE E-type Series3 V-12 Primrose Yellow OTS Roadster A/C Auto Trans
Price: US $75,000.00 Item location: Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: XKE
- SubModel: USA 49 states
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Series 3 V-12 E type Primrose Yellow OTS A/C AUTO
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 31,840
- VIN: UE1S24515
- Color: Primrose Yellow
- Engine size: 5.3L
- Number of cylinders: 12
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Cinnamon
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Safety options: Seat Belts
- Options: 4 pipe fan tail exhaust, Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1974 Jaguar XKE Series 3 V-12 E type Primrose Yellow OTS A/C AUTOWe are selling our Series 3 V12 1974 XKE E-type. V12 with 3 spd Auto transmission. 31.8K Miles.
We are the 3rd owners (first owner was Cameron B. from new in 1974 to 1986, second owner was Robert M. from 18K miles in 1986 to 2001; we are he third owners from 23K miles in 2001 to now - the sales history has been passed from owner to owner, so the transfer dates, dealers, mileage and owners full names are known). (For privacy I am not putting their full names in this listing).
The car has always been in Michigan for all 3 owners (resold by same dealer twice).
The car has been used on many drives to dinner, ice cream and JAGM club events.
Yes the original AM/FM radio still works. Power Steering. Power Brakes.
Base, pressed steel wheels with hub caps type.
OTS (Open Two Seat) Roadster body type.
4 pipe Fan Tail Exhaust type finisher.
Adjustable steering column (in/out distance from dash panel to driver).
Yes the A/C works. It is still RF12 based and has not needed to be converted to R123 or R134.
|Body Colour:||Primrose Yellow|
|Build Date:||2/74 (sticker on left door sill)|
|Interior Colour:||Cinnamon leather, Cinnamon Vinyl|
Car / Chassis numbers match between build plate and on body and metal tag on left front windscreen.
Engine number matches the build place also.
I don't know where to find the gear box number, so I can't check that number on the build plate.
A few photos needing description:
> Photo 6, fan tail exhaust and second silencer for right rear view
> Photo 7, the visible orange stuff is excess glue brushed on when the car was made
> Photo 11, front face of engine, left radiator fan (running), alternator from front of left wheel well
> Photo 12, front right suspension
> Photo 14, right side of transmission from below, right to left side exhaust pipe
> Photo 15, right first silencer under right side passenger seat
> Photo 24
front wind screen at upper left corner at the curve shows what I think is de-lamination between the
safety glass plates. This glass defect is not in the viewing area used by the driver.
The defect area is clear and about 2 inches by 1 inch. It is invisible in the photo. This appears to be a glass manufacturing defect and has not grown in size during our ownership. There was another 1974 XKE on sale on eBay (as of 10/19/2017 11am) that has the same glass defect in the same location of its front windscreen... so this is glass issue is probably a
common manufacturing defect.
The following are items modified:
> seat belt loops from Chevy Cavalier (I didn't have the heart to put holes through new seat leather,
these can be removed and are screwed to the wood bottoms in the head rests;
these prevent seat belts from rubbing against the seat leather, plus they hold the seat
belt out from the seat for comfort at the shoulder for large fellows like me)
>> the original seat belt black metal "U" shaped loops are included with the vehicle <<
> automatic power antenna for going up and down
>> AM/FM radio is the original, and it still operates nicely <<
> "seat belt start inhibit" switch has been de-activated (the original 1974 set up was the car
would not start unless you wore the seat belt properly clicked in)
>> the connector is under the drivers seat if you want this feature restored<<
> unused far right dash switch can activate the radiator fans manually
(normal coolant thermo switch at the radiator works too)
> engine carb balance tubes are chromed
> air filter boxes and trumpets are chromed (originals were gray)
> Opus ignition replaced by Pertronix system (the original Opus module is sold with the vehicle)
> fuel pump was replaced with a solid state breaker-less pump (SU 377-335 from Moss Motors)
> the convertible top is 2 sided cloth (from a German company)(no pinch point damage from
roof frame when the roof is in the down position)
Other Vehicle Servicing from 2001 to 2009: (beyond basic maintenance)
modernized the fuel pump and ignition, replace engine crank shaft end seals, many various gaskets, all belts, all hoses, steering pump, steering rack, coolant pump, fuses, carbs rebuilt, replaced every relay,installed louder turn indicator sounder, cleaned and epoxy coated fuel tank. Most of the above repair work was done by English Motors in Shelby Twp (he has now retired and his shop is closed) and more recent work was done by V&W Motors in Roseville, MI.
Other items sold with the vehicle:
> service history in Excel spreadsheet format
> original window sticker (dealer was Falvey Jaguar on Woodward Ave. Ferndale, MI 4/19/1974)
> original owners manual
> 2 old +2 new engine water drip shields / fins (not installed to help show engine in photos)
> all the receipts I have for servicing (plus those from first and second owners)
> service manuals and parts catalog
> vinyl rear boot mat
> tonneau cover
> 6 new unused oval oil filter cartridges (these are unique shape to XKEs)
> 16 new unused air filters
> 3 new unused fuel filters
> a new unused A/C dryer for when time comes to convert to R123 or R134
> 3 sets of car keys
> blue scissor jack stand & lug wrench
> cloth breathable car cover
> other parts I've saved up
Interior & rear boot carpeting, new seat leather are from Alridge Trimming (UK).
There is no warranty, the vehicle is sold "AS IS". Sale is final. The buyer is responsible for pick up, and/or shipping to where ever they live. Buyer is responsible for sending $500 via PayPal as initial deposit. Balance is due in 10 days. When check clears, the title will be filled out and sent out to the buyer.
Inter bank transfer is also OK for payment, should go quicker and easier for US & non US buyers.
If you have questions, please ask. Our email address is email@example.com or ask through
eBay's Contact Seller. When one asks questions through eBay, we can attach more photos to include
with this auction/ad and also include the question & answer.
We don't have a car hoist here at home, so we can't take a full under side photo.
Below are some questions emailed to us...--------------------------------------------------------------
Yes the engine block and body numbers match.
Yes the car I believe was either repainted and.or clear coated in the 1980s.Its the 1 receipt I'm missing to know exactly what was done paint-wise.
The original vehicle color is Primrose Yellow. The paint in the fuse panel access areainside the dash board and all the other strange places in the vehicle are also Primrose Yellow.
Dash board top, dash board face panel, door trim panels, and door sill coverings I believe are still the original.
It gets about 10 miles per gallon for city driving fuel efficiency.
The farthest we've ever drive this car is 230 Miles in 1 day. Most of its drives are <40 miles round trip.
WARNING1: If you are 6 ft 1inch or taller, you will probably find this (or any E type) difficult to get in and out of with the convertible top up.... if you never sat in an XKE before, please contact your nearest Jaguar club or friend to find out if seating and driving positions are to your comfort level.
WARNING2: Before bidding, please contact your insurance company, local government vehicle offices to determine additional costs, taxes, importing fees of buying this or any car. The buyer is responsible for paying all taxes, fees, transporting carrier costs, etc. to where ever they live.