1971 Jaguar XKE 2+2 Coupe Restored V12 5.3L 4 Speed
Matching numbers factory original engine and gear box
This Jag has had a correct ground up restoration completed by XKS
Motorsports in San Luis Obispo California. The body was finished in
a Porsche Silver that looks stunning on this Big Cat. Upgraded
performance options such as shocks have added.
Incredible workmanship in both mechanics as well as body and paint
are award winning level. Exterior bumpers, molding and trim have
all be re-chromed to show quality.
Interior and Exterior as well as engine rebuild was completed on
2014. Since the completed the car has been driven less than 5K
miles here in Southern California. The fit and finish on this 52
year old Jaguar is extremely nice including gaps, hood, doors, rear
Current ownership dates back to 1990 when the car was purchased
from the 2nd owner. This Jaguar XKE has been well cared for by
previous owners and it shows.
The Jaguar E-Type Series III introduced the V12 5.3 Litre engine to
the model. This raised the car's appeal on paper by having much
more exotic specification. Jaguar called it the "Ultimate Cat" and
advertised the car's inherent smoothness and absence of engine
Both the Coupe and Roadster were built on the longer 2+2 chassis.
This model sports the Moss 4 Speed manual gear box with Moss
Weighing in at 680 lbs (300 kgs) the small block V12 displaced 5.3
liters and produced 314 horsepower. It was an all-new sohc V12
utilizing four Stromberg carburetors.
Much of the E-Type structure had to change to accommodate the new
V12 including widening of the engine subframes and a wider track.
This included using the Saloon rear subframe assembly which added
3.25 inches of track.
Visually the car had a new eggcrate grill, wheel arch flares, four
exhaust tips. Mechanical upgrades included larger brake discs and a
larger fuel tank.
Gear Box = Moss 4 speed manual with synchromesh
Compression = 9.0:1
Front Suspension = Wishbones w/Torsion Bars, Hydrualic Telescopic
Rear Suspension = Half Shafts w/Transverse Links, Twin Coil
Springs, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
Steering = Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
Gear Ratios = 2.93:1, 1.90:1, 1.39:1, 1.00:1
Front and Rear Disc Brakes
Fuel Capacity = 18 Gallons
This 1971 Jaguar is driven at least once a month and has had
regular service and maintenance preformed over the last 33 years by
same owner. Air Conditioning blows cold air + wipers and lights all
work as designed. Factory Gauges all function properly. There is an
aftermarket AM/FM radio that works and an after market Lecarra
Steering wheel. Original Factory un-restored steering wheels comes
with the car. Current odometer reading is 13,774 miles. Large
folder of files, documents and receipts from the restoration
accompany this extraordinary European sports car to the next
Production of the Series III coupe reached 7,299 cars makes this an
extremely rare British Sports car in this restored condition in
Clear California Title and current California DMV registration
comes with this vehicle.
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