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This 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 is an elegant 2+2 coupé model, described as being in ‘time capsule’ condition by the vendor. A solid and original car sourced from the ‘Sunshine State’ of Florida, US, its 5.3-litre V12 starts and runs smoothly, powered through the optional three-speed automatic transmission. Now showing 41,092mi (66,131km) from new, which is believed to be the correct mileage, it is ready to register and use on the road or be the subject of a sympathetic restoration.

Sourced by the vendor who found it in a garage in Florida, this E-Type S3 is a left-hand drive, late production model that was delivered new to the US in 1973 – as confirmed by its ‘UD’ chassis number prefix. It was purchased and exported to Poland two years ago, and since then it has received mechanical attention from the vendor – the third owner of the car – to ensure that it can be driven as-is.

The paintwork has evidently been faded by the Floridian sun, but still has a solid finish with no significant corrosion. There are no indications that the car has ever been repainted, and as such the colour is believed by the vendor to be the original factory coat. All of the exterior chrome trim is present and could be rejuvenated simply by a thorough polish. The floors and sills are solid and are showing only slight surface blemishes as seen in the photos.

Inside, the cabin appears to be entirely original, with well-worn black leather upholstery featuring perforated seat centre panels. All of the switchgear and trim is present and there are no known electrical faults. A period Clarion radio and cassette player is installed above the gear shifter.

During the vendor’s ownership, the four Zenith Stromberg carburettors have been fully reconditioned, and in March 2019 the E-Type received a thorough service for the braking and fuel systems. This was followed by a technical inspection that resulted in no warnings or alerts. The original Jaguar chrome wheels are reported to be in superb condition, and all four matching Pirelli P400 tyres have plenty of tread remaining.

The car is being sold with the original maintenance and service handbook, as well as the V12 repair manual, tool kit and jack. Also included is the import paperwork, the most recent US certificate of title, a spare wheel and miscellaneous replacement parts – including seals and hoses. With sound bodywork and its V12 running smoothly, this beautifully-preserved 1973 Jaguar E-Type S3 Coupe could easily be used as it stands. Should the next owner desire, some sympathetic attention to its cosmetic state would certainly enhance the car. Alternatively, its solid condition makes it an ideal candidate for a terrific restoration.

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At a glance...

Seller

RDAN44

Lot Number

00015

Location - Country

Poland

Chassis/VIN
Exterior Colour

Dark red

Interior Colour

Black

Engine size

5.3L V12

Left/Right hand drive

Left

Mileage

41,092 miles

Length of ownership

2 Years

Previous owners

3

Currency

USD

Seller Type

Private

  1. Hello,
    * Do you have the original exhaust tail pipes (4 flats, rectangular) ?
    * Despite all the great pictures showcasing the car under artistic point of views, I did not see any pictures of the back seats (as it is a 2+2) ; how is the condition of the seats? seat-belts?
    * Also, some E-Type of that era can be “flat floor”, meaning the back seats could lean forward and make a longer flat trunk. Is it the case with this car?
    * Do you know what caused the big scar on the paint of the trunk that went all the way to the side of the car? it dug deeply into the paint ; was it fixed with some anti-rust product, do you know which? (I hope it is not an epoxy filler)
    * The car seems to be currently registered with a US title but import paperwork ; could you describe in this comment section what is left to do for it to happen and why it wasn’t done during the 2 years you owned the car?

    It seems like a great base for a nice historical restoration project ; wish me luck! 🙂

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for your interest and questions about my car. I will do my best to answer and provide information to your inquiry.
      1. No, I do not have any other exhaust parts other than the ones on the car.
      2. I will email collectingcars.com current pictures of the back seat and seat belts which both are in decent shape. The back seat does not fold down.
      3. I do not know what caused the scratch on the trunk. It has not been touched with any sort of paint or epoxy. It is down to the bare metal, unfortunately. However, the car’s sheet metal is in great condition and there seems to be no rust in the scratch itself. I did recently do a full car paint correction (buff and polish). I will provide updated pictures to the website.
      4. The car has a Florida title, import duties paid paperwork and now road test certificate which is required to register. I have not registered the car up to date because I was mainly tinkering with getting the car roadworthy. I have completely overhauled the 4 Stromberg carbs and other miscellaneous bits. My main focus was to make sure there are no major issues with the engine block (there are none). Florida plates for the few short runs around town up until now were sufficient.

      please let me know if there is anything else you’d like to know.

      GOOD LUCK 😉 HAPPY BIDDING

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