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UD1S22965

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 UD1S22965 29 June 1973
 7S12145 LA 
 4S4877 
 KL5752 
 8 June 1973 Canada
 
 1973 Azure Blue
 2020 Biscuit
 Nice Driver Tan
 Original Port Orange
  
FloridaFlorida
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United StatesUnited States
 
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2010-09-25 08:29:24 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 9/35/10
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-E-Type-Convertable-V12-Very-Clean-/110590311928
Current bid $13,000 reserve not met, 7 bids 6 days left in auction. 48k miles.

Sellers description:
This is a Very Clean Great looking XKE. It has Newer paint and has just been Inspected by a top Jaguar Tech in Calgary. It is decribed by the tech as In very sound condition and is a very good example of a V12 Jaguar.

2011-12-22 10:27:01 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 12/22/11
web.me.com/lromanosky/CLASSIC_VEHILCES_FOR_SALE/1973_Jaguar_S3_E-Type_V12_Azure. ...
Azure Blue on Biscuit
MIleage: 49,351 miles
Date of Manufacture: June 1973
Matching Numbers:
VIN: #UD 1S.22965
Body#: 4S4877
Engine#: 7S12145 LA
Gearbox#: KL 5752 (4 speed Manual)

This Series 3 E Type is a very original car that was never rusted or damaged. It has had one repaint in the original Azure Blue colour and a new canvas soft top and tonneau cover. The car retains its original un-rusted floor pans and trunk floor. The undercarriage of the car is extremely well preserved. The interior is in excellent original condition showing just the right amount of patina without looking worn.

A Cosmetic Restoration and mechanical refurbishment was undertaken in 2004 by Brooklands Restoration in Calgary, Canada with receipts totalling more than $48,000 and included:

-Bare metal respray in the original Azure Blue colour
-New Biscuit cloth soft top, tonneau cover and refurbished top frame
-Complete mechanical overhaul including rebuilding the cars major mechanical systems including:
Rear subframe, suspension and complete braking system, cooling system,
Carburetors, Exhaust, fuel system, suspension, electrical components.
-New Chrome spoke wheels with period correct Pirelli CN36 radials
-Conversion to Electronic Ignition

The car was then sold in 2007 to a friend of the previous owner for $C58,000 at approximately 48,300miles. He the drove the car sparingly and spent an additional $5,000 on maintenance.

The car was appraised by Scott Hobbs of Appreciated Appraisal Group on June 8, 2007 with 48,363miles for $C58,000.

The car was given an inspection and was appraised by Mick Burke at British Auto Specialists on May 14, 2010 for $C72,000. A compression test revealed even compression of between 110psi and 120psi across all 12 cylinders.

I purchased the car in December 2011 with 49,351 miles. The car runs and shows extremely well and is very pretty in the Azure Blue, a rare colour for an E Type, only available in 1973 and 1974. There are no signs that the vehicle was ever involved in a collision. The shut lines of the bonnet are excellent as is the door fit. There is no evidence of rust in the floors or sills and the body shell remains in excellent condition. The floor pans and trunk floor still have their original blue paint which is in excellent condition.

The leather interior is original and the seats have a wonderful patina. Carpets and trim are very good to excellent. Door cards, centre console and other interior trim is very good to excellent. Dash and gauges are excellent.

This Jaguar drives extremely well. The engine when cold fires up instantly and settles after a few minutes of warm up into a wonderfully busy idle. Oil pressure shows an immediate 80psi and drops to approx 40psi when fully warmed up. On the move, the pressure reads between 50psi and 80psi depending on engine speed. The engine pulls cleanly from low rpm. This is a quick car even by todays standards, and will accelerate strongly well past 100mph. Shift action is positive with no grinding from the syncros. Clutch action is not unreasonably heavy, and easy to modulate. There is no release bearing noise when it neutral.

Most impressively the car has very little vibration, shaking, clunking etc. that most open British roadsters are known for. At highway speeds and beyond the car stays vibration free and tracks straight and true and is unsettled by bumps. In fact it is one of the best driving vintage cars that I have ever sampled. There are no suspension noises, the brakes are strong and stop the car true, and the car corners predictably. Everything appears to work which is unusual as well-all lights, horn, blower motors, wipers etc. etc. all function.

Summary
With the $50,000 cosmetic restoration and full mechanical refurbishment the car is better than a 'driver', but is not a concours car or garage queen. Perhaps the one item that 'brings the car down' from 'concours' is the presentation of the engine bay, which is serviceable, but has never had any detail work performed and shows what one would expect of a well maintained 50,000mile vehicle. On most other cars nobody would care, but because the Jag's entire front end opens up it puts the interior of the wheel arches and tubular structure on show making it difficult to resist trying to keep it all spotless. This is just fine for somebody who wants to use the car, but would benefit from detailing if the car was to be shown.

Known issues include a scratch in the RHS rear fender from a shovel, and some scratches on the LHS door from the elderly owner getting in and out. These are getting expertly touched up. The car has its share of oil leaks, and the car is a bit messy underneath leaving some oil spotting on the garage floor when parked-no puddles, just small spots. The car benefitted from a fluid service including 0-40 Synthetic engine oil, brake fluid flush and coolant flush in Dec 2011 at Distinctive Collection (Calgary Bentley/Aston Martin).

It is very rare to find an E Type that has not been rusted, and this is such a car-It has never been taken apart and it retains all of its original panels, the structural integrity of the body tub, factory shut lines etc, etc.

This particular E Type is a great example of a popular classic car in a rare, vibrant period colour on the optional wire wheels that is sure to get much positive attention wherever it is driven or shown. Due to its extraordinary preservation it will always be a 'good' car and can either be driven and enjoyed, or brought up to 'concours' relatively easily if so desired.

2012-01-12 10:28:02 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 1/12/12
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1973-Jaguar-E-Type-V12-Series-3-Roadster-OTS-/1306293894 ...
Car has a buy it now price of $60,000 for 20 days.

Previous listing received no offers.

2012-02-25 09:37:58 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 2/25/12
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1973-Jaguar-E-Type-V12-Series-3-Roadster-OTS-/1306543383 ...
Car has a buy it now price of $52,000 for 20 days.

Previous listing received no offers.

2020-01-05 08:42:49 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/jaguar/xke/2358397.html

Seller's description:

Location: Port Orange, Florida, previously Calgary, Alberta, Canada

VIN #: UD1S22965

Mileage: 51,850

Transmission: Manual

Condition: Excellent

Exterior: azure blue

Interior: biscuit leather and convertible top

1973 Jaguar xke v12 roadster. Azure blue with biscuit interior and convertible top. Matching numbers. Jaguar/Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate #2733. 51,825 miles. Mechanical and cosmetic restoration at 49,000 miles in 2018 and 2019. Engine and transmission rebuilt by Jimmy Smith of Boston, GA. Carbureters rebuilt, suspension updated and generally maintained by Michael Zaharios and Sons (Michael's British and American) of Daytona Beach, FL. Cosmetics and paint by Frank and his crew at A1 Frame, Collision and Auto Body of Port Orange, FL. Original interior. Security kill switches Owner's Manual and records. SOLD AS IS WHERE IS Port Orange, FL.

Privately owned. I will continue to drive once or twice a week until sold.

Price: $123,300

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