1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster 4-Speed
Chassis No. 1S20020
Engine No. 7S2495-SA
Body No. 4S1020
Gearbox No. KL668
An Extremely Early Series III V12 E-Type Roadster
1S20020 - 20th LHD V-12 Produced
1 of only 340 Roadsters built in 1971
Matching-Numbers SA 9:1 Compression Engine
Verified by Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate
Ideally Equipped with Air Conditioning & Manual Transmission
48,970 Recorded Miles, From Over 30 Years of Ownership
Complete with Numerous Accessories & History File
• Records, Spare Parts, Awards
• Period Publications, Memorabilia, Service Manuals
• Owner's Manuals, Jack, Hammer, Spanner, Spare Tire &
1S20020 was completed April 1,1971 as the 20th lefthand drive V-12
produced, wearing Light Blue paint over Dark Blue Upholstery and
Top. The Open Two Seater was dispatched on the 15th of July,
distributed through British Leyland Motors, New York, as verified
by Jaguar Heritage Trust. In addition to its striking original
livery, this particular E-Type comes ideally equipped with air
conditioning, radio, leather seating, and manual transmission.
The Roadster was acquired by its most recent caretakers and avid
JCNA Club members and judge on February 7th, 1989 in Enid, Oklahoma
from an Air Force pilot stationed at Vance AFB - with about 41,000
miles on the odometer. At this time, the Jaguar wore "Royal Blue"
paint and a white Naugahyde soft top with matching upholstery - as
commissioned by the pilot. Period photos of the vehicle during this
time are included. It relocated with its new family to Houston,
Texas and retitled on September 18, 1989 - which it retains
As active members of the Jaguar Club of Houston, "Ole' Blue"
competed in many concours events in the early 1990's throughout
Oklahoma and Texas. Exhibited in "Driven" class, the E-Type would
rank nationally in class D4 in 1993, as well as subsequent awards,
such as the Jaguar Club of Houston's "Best in Class" (2008) and
"Silver" at Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance (2015).
Driven on occasion and said to have always been a solid driver with
tons of pep and routine services, notable recent work includes a
rebuilt front suspension, brake lines, shocks and torsion bars
(2012), correct all new leather upholstery, carpeting, surrounds
and vinyl top (2015), rebuilt rear end, brakes, hydraulics and A/C
system (2015). Additional work carried out by The Tinman Works of
Crosby, Texas in 2016 included replacement of the exhaust
manifolds, electric fan motors, as well as a radiator flush - along
with subsequent fluid changes in the years after.
With just 48,970 recorded miles on the odometer, The Roadster was
mechanically assessed before receiving an extensive detail to its
current presentation as the ideal "driver's" XKE. A vehicle
inspection report is available upon request. Engine compression
reads: 130, 130, 140, 130, 130, 135, 135, 145, 135, 140, 145, 145
This particular Series III remains thoughtfully kept overall. Upon
close inspection, you will find original etched glass (with period
correct Triplex and 1971 Texas Safety Inspections decals), original
trim and brightwork, lenses, body spot welds, adhered engine bay
decals/tags and plaques, accompanying original
clips/clamps/retainers. The exterior's glossy paint, applied in
years past, displays a textured blemishes throughout likely do to
long term car cover storage (pictured). A thorough paint correction
could benefit the appearance. Chrome wire wheels are mounted with
Bridgestone whitewall tires.
The cabin's upholstery presents well, while the dashboard and
console appear largely original and unrestored. Its interior comes
equipped with period Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio, factory air
conditioning, manual transmission and fitted Amco shift knob.
Supplemental Lloyds Mats protect the underlying floor mats. The
heater condenser core has been removed, overhauled and is included
in the sale. A convertible top boot cover and full-cab tonneau
neatly cover the soft top assembly when stowed for open
The luggage compartment is tidy with matching spare wheel, car
cover, brass hammer and spanner. The SIII's undercarriage remains
quite solid and intact, with excellent floors displaying original
drain holes, seams, and finishes.
The Roadster is accompanied by numerous items, including: spare
parts, "Operating, Maintenance and Service" handbook, new wiring
diagram wall chart, new maintenance wall chart, original May, 1971
"Car & Driver" magazine with SIII V12 #1 on the cover, original
May, 1971 "Road & Track" magazine with #1 on the cover, several
comparative photos of #1S20001 (this vehicle's previous owner knew
the owner of #1 - which happened to reside in Austin, Texas),
original British April, 1971 "Motor Sport" magazine with the V-12
engine on the cover, original May, 1971 "Road Test" magazine with
the "Fabulous V-12" on the cover, new original 1971 "Repair
Operation Manual", the 1971 sales brochure "Jaguar Unlocks The
Ultimate Cat", two additional sets of keys, partial service
records, trophies, and a copy of its Jaguar Heritage Trust
Offered for worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas
showroom, this very special Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 OTS
presents an excellent opportunity for continued enjoyment.
Offers & Trades Welcomed
To learn more about this vehicle, please contact our sales
department at (281) 497-1000 or [email protected]
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