1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster 5.3L V-12 engine


Description


Original driveline
5.3L V-12 engine
4-speed manual gearbox
Gearbox no. KL8646
Factory air conditioning
Smiths instruments
Chrome wire wheels
Original purchase agreement
Development of the V-12 concept then resumed, with the focus once again on producing a racing powerplant, specifically a 5.0L unit with dual overhead cams, dry-sump lubrication, Lucas mechanical fuel injection and a factory rating of 502 HP at 7,600 RPM and 386 lb-ft of torque at 6,300 RPM. Fortune intervened once again when the Jaguar XJ13 Le Mans prototype serving as the V-12’s test bed crashed heavily in testing, eventuating the entire project’s demise. The project produced substantial lessons, however, that led to the design of the Series III E-Type’s V-12, the development of which was aimed at maintaining the E-Type’s performance in the face of increasingly rigid emissions standards. The final design incorporated flat-top combustion chambers, two valves per cylinder and single overhead cams, all in service to minimizing complexity, weight, size and noise. This 1974 Series III Roadster retains its original 5.3L V-12 and 4-speed manual transmission, just two of many fine attributes that include its lovely pairing of Yellow paint and Biscuit interior. Equipped with chromed wire wheels, Smiths instruments and factory air conditioning, this Series III shows evidence of careful, ongoing maintenance in both its clean presentation and extensive service documentation that includes the original purchase agreement.
1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster 5.3L V-12 engine
$ 18,000.00
Original driveline
5.3L V-12 engine
4-speed manual gearbox
Gearbox no. KL8646
Factory air conditioning
Smiths instruments
Chrome wire wheels
Original purchase agreement
Development of the V-12 concept then resumed, with the focus once again on producing a racing powerplant, specifically a 5.0L unit with dual overhead cams, dry-sump lubrication, Lucas mechanical fuel injection and a factory rating of 502 HP at 7,600 RPM and 386 lb-ft of torque at 6,300 RPM. Fortune intervened once again when the Jaguar XJ13 Le Mans prototype serving as the V-12’s test bed crashed heavily in testing, eventuating the entire project’s demise. The project produced substantial lessons, however, that led to the design of the Series III E-Type’s V-12, the development of which was aimed at maintaining the E-Type’s performance in the face of increasingly rigid emissions standards. The final design incorporated flat-top combustion chambers, two valves per cylinder and single overhead cams, all in service to minimizing complexity, weight, size and noise. This 1974 Series III Roadster retains its original 5.3L V-12 and 4-speed manual transmission, just two of many fine attributes that include its lovely pairing of Yellow paint and Biscuit interior. Equipped with chromed wire wheels, Smiths instruments and factory air conditioning, this Series III shows evidence of careful, ongoing maintenance in both its clean presentation and extensive service documentation that includes the original purchase agreement.

Additional information

Make: Jaguar
Model: E-Type Series III 2+2
Type: Roadster
Year: 1974
Doors: 2
Mileage: 19,000
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gas
Interior Color: Biscuit
Exterior Color: Yellow
Vehicle Identification Number: 1S2747BW
United States, Nevada, Las Vegas
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