1973 Jaguar XKE Series III OTS - 42k Original Miles! Last Chance at this Price!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: E-Type
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: XKE Series III
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 41,400
- VIN: UDTS21667
- Color: Green
- Engine size: V12
- Number of cylinders: 12
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4 Speed
- Interior color: Green
- Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1973 Jaguar XKE Series III OTS PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE Last Chance-I should be asking a lot more for this car!
This exceptional Series III Roadster has covered just 42,000 miles from new. In the care of a long term owner the car was purchased in 1996 with just 35,000 miles on it, o in the intervening 20 years he only put 5,000 miles on the car. We recently acquired the car from his estate, nd have found it to be an exceptional original car. It runs and drives absolutely perfectly, have personally put about 2000 miles on the car taking it to a 2 concours and driving it on local tours, nd its really a great car! The exhaust note is simply intoxicating, t handles perfectly, hifts smoothly, rakes work perfectly, ts fast and nimble, oes down the road straight and true. The car is in excellent condition throughout, nd the seats exhibit just the right amount of patina. They would redye well but we have chosen to leave them as is. The often collapsed head rest foam is in good order here owing to its indoor storage. There are some minor paint chips here and there and a scratch on the drivers side of the bonnet, ut these are visible only upon close inspection and are easily touched up, had the paint professionally matched, hich is included, nd have done some touch up, ut with more time I think you can avoid a repsray, hich is always preferable on an original survivor like this. All gauges work but the tach does stick from time to time. Car runs cool and does not overheat even on very hot days. This unusual color combination is quite striking in person, am not sure these photographs really do the car justice. There are many hard to find original items under the hood that are often gone in these cars such as the vacuum hose connector, he undercarriage shield, nd much more. This is really a pretty amazingly well preserved example. I have found no rust. The original top does have a few tears on the drivers side where it stresses when collapsed, ut otherwise this car needs nothing but a happy new owner. Books, ools, nd records, ccompany the car. I have priced the car to sell under the market for these cars allowing for you to do the minor touch up need and be ahead of the game. This really is one of the best Series III Jags your going to find, car you will be glad you bought and will put a big smile on your face every time you get behind the wheel. This is the one to buy if you are looking for Series III in something other than Red or BRG. This is a truly great car that has been loved and maintained properly its whole life.
The stunning color combination on this fully decked out 4 speed factory A/C car make this a sure bet for increased appreciation as the XKE market continues to accelerate.
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Founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, y two motorcycle enthusiasts, illiam Lyons and William Walmsley, he SS Jaguar name first appeared on a 2.5 litre saloon in 1935. The Jaguar name was given to the entire company in 1945 when the SS was dropped due to lack of popularity from WWII. Jaguar made its name in the 1950s with a series of elegantly-styled sports cars and luxury saloons. The company bought the Daimler Motor Company (not to be confused with Daimler-Benz), n 1960 from Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA). From the late 1960s, aimler was used as a brand name for Jaguar's most luxurious saloons.The Jaguar company started production with the pre-war 1.5, .5 and 3.5 litre models which used engines designed by the Standard Motor Company. The 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine was still supplied by Standard but the two larger six-cylinder ones were made in house. These cars have become known unofficially as Mark IVs.
The first post war model was the 1948 Mark V available with either 2.5 or 3.5 litre engines and had a more streamlined appearance than pre-war models, ut more important was the change to independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes. The big breakthrough was the launch in 1948 of the XK120 sports car, ith the new XK twin overhead camshaft (DOHC) 3.5 litre hemi-head six-cylinder engine designed by William Heynes, alter Hassan and Claude Baily. This engine had been designed during the long nights during the war when they would be on fire watch in the factory. After several attempts a final design was arrived at. That is until owner William Lyons said "make it quieter". The car had originally been intended as a short production model of about 200 vehicles as a test bed for the new engine until its intended home, he new Mark VII saloon, as ready. The XK120's reception was such that production continued until 1954; it was followed by the XK140, he XK150, nd the E-Type, eeping Jaguar in the sports car market.
The E-type was initially designed and shown to the public as a grand tourerin two seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupe) and as convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). The model was made in 3 distinct versions generally referred to as "Series 1", Series 2" and "Series 3". A transitional series between Series 1 and Series 2 is known unofficially as "Series 1½". Series 2 cars such as this one feature Open headlights without glass covers (Earlier cars had problems with misting, espite gaskets), wrap-around rear bumper, e-positioned and larger front indicators and taillights below the bumpers, etter cooling aided by an enlarged "mouth" and twin electric fans, nd uprated brakes are hallmarks of Series 2 cars. De-tuned in US, ut still with triple SUs in the UK, he engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more industrial 'ribbed' appearance. Late Series 1½ cars also had ribbed cam covers. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned, ith flick switches being substituted for rocker switches that met U.S health and safety regulations. The dashboard switches also lost their symmetrical layout. New seats were fitted, hich purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were certainly more comfortable. Air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options. It was available in FHC, TS, nd 2+2 versions.
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