|5.3 Jaguar E-Type|
|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
|British Leyland New York|
|15 September 1972||United States|
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Record Creation: Entered on 30 October 2003.
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2003-10-30 05:09:16 | Lofty writes:
Ebay auction 10/30/03
Current bid $15,002.00 (Reserve not met), 2 bids, 8 days left in auction.
This Magnificent 1972 Jaguar E-Type, Series III SOHC V-12 Roadster is being offered to the public for the first time. It has been owned since 1983 by the same distinguished gentleman who has prides himself in maintaining this vehicle to an exacting standard. This is not your ordinary Jaguar. This vehicle is a survivor. It has only 35,900 Adult driven miles. The original buyer had only one intent upon the purchase. That of having the most desirable, comfortable, highly optioned car available. If it was an option for a Jaguar, this vehicle has it. We are talking power steering, power disc brakes, air conditioning, Automatic transmission, chrome wire wheels. This has it ALL!
If you want the most collectible of the Type III V12 convertibles, then look no further.
This vehicle is based upon aerodynamicist’s Malcolm Sayer brilliant original XKE design. With 250 horsepower, top speed in excess of 135 mph, 0 – 60 times in the mid 7 seconds, this is truly a car for the distinguished car enthusiast.
The car is an original car in the truest sense of the word. Documentation to the original owner of Adult’s Bill of Sale is included in the purchase. The color is Primrose Yellow with a recent repaint to bring the car up to gentlemen’s standards.
The carburetors were replaced on the car about 2,000 miles ago and work wonderfully. The interior is the original Cimmon (also called Biscuit) Leather interior. It is starting to show some wear, but is still very, very presentable.
The only attention that this car would need is a new convertible top. The owner is tall, so he doesn’t fit in the car with the convertible top up. Thus it has been down for 20 years.
This car is priced well under its true market value, but heath issues force the sale of his favorite vehicle. No disappointments with this car.
2003-12-24 10:57:51 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 12/24/03
ended at $29k (Reserve not met), 18 bids.
2004-04-23 07:38:39 | pauls writes:
12/24/03 auction ended at $27,200.00 (Reserve not met) after 19 bids.
2015-11-08 06:03:57 | Mark writes:
I have no connection to the seller of the advert I've just listed above. Found the listing today and despite RHD it looked a US import so I did some digging and found xkedata.
Here is the content of the advert;
Nice example of this Marque, has had 6 IDF Webers fitted and this has improved economy considerably and has given a better range of power and moreHP as well. All original carbs etc are with car but why you would ever want to put them back on is beyond me,only one thing worse than a Stromberg, and thats 4 of them. Car is mint inside and out and is a pleasure to drive. Car is presently owned by John Rhys- Davies the actor that has acted in numerous films including Lord of the rings, Indiana Jones, Princess diaries to name a few. Only up for sale as John is overseas a lot and has no time to drive it so sad to see it just sitting in the shed he says, so sadly it is going.
Speedo in Miles
2016-09-20 14:17:23 | Harry Stevens writes:
Imported into the United Kingdom from New Zealand in Spring 2016. Lot 603 at the Morris Leslie of Perth sale of Classic Cars on 27 August 2016.Sold with New Zealand title for £75,000 plus buyer's premium, total purchase price is £79,500.Catalogue description below:
This primrose yellow series III V12 was manufactured on 15 September 1972 and distributed through British Leyland New York to Continental Cars of St Louis, Missouri for supply to first owner Mr Ronald E Warfel residing in Louisville, Kentucky on 18 January 1973, Further owners shown in the history file residing in Wyoming, Chicago and California.
During the past 12 years the car has been in the ownership of John Rhys-Davies, the actor whose films include Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones and the Princess Diaries, initially at his address in Hollywood before he exported the car to his New Zealand residence.
The car is fitted with power steering, air conditioning and benefitting from having had six IDF carburettors fitted for improved economy and better performance. Trimmed with cinnamon leather and fitted with chrome wire wheels this example is presented with a good quantity of documentation relating to its history.