For Sale: 1971 Jaguar XKE III in Newtown, Pennsylvania

$69,785 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

LOW MILES.  ALL ORIGINAL.  NO RUST ANYWHERE.

27,855 ORIGINAL MILES

ENGLISH WHITE OVER BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR

ICE COLD FACTORY A/C

WIRE WHEELS

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL CONDITION THROUGHOUT (EVEN THE LEATHER IS IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION - NO CRACKS, NO RIPS)

NO RUST ANYWHERE ON OR UNDER THE CAR

STARTS UP EVERY TIME.  RUNS AND DRIVES EVEN NICER THAN IT LOOKS

OVER $45,000 IN RECEIPTS FOR REPAIRS AND RESTORATION ALL WITHIN THE LAST 2 YEARS

THE SERIES 3 IS THE MOST COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE - PLENTY OF HEADROOM, PLENTY OF LEGROOM

Its 5.3L V12 engine, developed for Le Mans, propelled the E-Type from 0 to 60mph in a mere 6.8 seconds, far faster than any of its segment competitors in the day.

Series 3 production numbers: 7,297 were manufactured.

WIKIPEDIA DESCRIPTION OF THE SERIES 3 XKE

The E-Type Series 3 was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3 L twelve cylinder Jaguar V12 engine, uprated brakes and standard power steering. Optionally an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air conditioning were available. The brand new V12 engine was originally developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was equipped with four Zenith carburetors. The final engine was claimed to produce 203 kW (272 hp), more torque, and a 0-60 mph acceleration of less than 7 seconds, but this bhp figure was reduced in later production. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued, with the Series 3 available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé.

The newly used longer wheelbase now offered significantly more room in all directions. 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 to be a V12.

Cars for the US market were fitted with large projecting rubber bumper over-riders (in 1973 these were on front, in 1974 both front and rear) to meet local 5 mph (8 km/h) impact regulations, but those on European models were considerably smaller. US models also have side indicator repeats on the front wings. There were also a very limited number of six-cylinder Series 3 E-Types built. These were featured in the initial sales procedure but the lack of demand stopped their production. When leaving the factory the V12 Open Two Seater and V12 2 + 2 originally fitted Dunlop E70VR − 15 inch tires on 15 × 6K wire or solid wheels.

The Jaguar factory claimed that fitting a set of Jaguar XJ12 saloon steel-braced radial-ply tires to a V12 E-Type raised the top speed by as much as 8 mph. The production car was fitted with textile-braced radial ply tires. This fact was reported by the editor of The Motor magazine in the long-term test of his E-type edition dated 4 August 1973, who ran a V12 fixed head for a while.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1007427
  • Price:$69,785 (OBO)
  • Location:Newtown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XKE III
  • Exterior Color:English White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-12
  • Odometer:27855
  • Restoration History:Partially Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive