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For Sale: 1971 Jaguar E-Type
in Cleveland, Ohio

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Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
Vintage Motor Cars Ohio
26210 Emery Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-2251
216-496-9492
Description
 
Nice older restoration of a rust-free original car. Freshly serviced A/C, transmission, suspension, and brakes. Great driver and formerly owned by Jaguar Club president.

The 1971 models offer a distinct advantage over their siblings that would follow in subsequent years, including slender bumpers without the large black rubber overriders, a minimum of emissions controls, and the appeal that comes with being the first of something. Restored several years ago, this 100% rust-free E-Type is a wonderful specimen that can be driven and enjoyed at will and still looks great when you take it to local shows. Old English White is the car’s original hue and looks quite dashing on the long, sleek bodywork. It shows no signs of ever being wrecked, as the hood fits snugly and the bumpers are flush with the bodywork. Chrome is quite good, with a bright shine on the bumpers and trim and excellent stainless around the windows.

The front buckets have newer seat covers that have only just started to break in, making them all-day comfortable and using patterns that match the originals exactly. The fold-down rear seat appears to be original and in remarkably good shape for being 42 years old and it’s important to note that the camera’s flash tends to magnify creases in black leather—it actually looks far better in person than in photos. There is no radio, although there was one in the past, but a tidy block-off plate is in place to give the dash a finished look, and with speakers, wiring, and a power antenna already in place, an upgraded head unit will be easy to install. The A/C was serviced just last year, with a conversion to R134a refrigerant, so it’s ready to enjoy immediately.

The engine was rebuilt in the mid-1990s and runs as a V12 Jaguar should with no leaks or burning oil. It starts easily with a fantastic zinging exhaust note and settles into an easy idle. It’s neatly detailed and very clean, indicating careful maintenance and a first-rate rebuild when the work was done, and the steering, brakes, and Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic gearbox have all been rebuilt by the pros at Leland Motors in Canton, Ohio. A glance under the car will reveal zero rust issues, which is critical for vintage Jaguars, which have a habit of rusting in the most demonic ways possible, and a rather recent stainless steel exhaust system adds a fantastic soundtrack and correct 4-tube outlet. Four chrome wire wheels add the right amount of British distinction and wear recent 215/70/15 Dunlop whitewall radials for an original look.

Formerly owned and restored by the Jaguar Club president, this car was the 2008 poster vehicle for the Ursline Concours d’Elegance and took first place in its class that year, which speaks highly of its quality and preservation. A very nicely presented E-Type with none of the usual issues, this lovely 2+2 can safely be considered a smart investment that will bring a smile to your face every time you see it. Call today!

For more information and photos, please visit www.VintageMotorCarsUSA.com.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 132228
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$29,900
or best offer
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Cleveland, OH
Zip
44128-2251
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
2+2

Odometer Reading
94863

Year
1971

VIN
1S71700BW

Vehicle Category/Style
Sports Car

Convertible
No

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Old English White

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
Black

Seat Material
Leather

Accessories and Customizations






Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
V-12

Engine Size
5.3

Engine History
Rebuilt

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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