One of 7,990 Jaguar XKE Roadsters made between 1971 and 1975
Original 5.3L V12 engine with four ZenithStromberg carburetors
Original fourspeed manual transmission and 3.54 gearing
Power steering and power fourwheel disc brakes
Signal Red exterior with Tan Connolly Leather interior
Padded instrument panel
Knockoff wire wheels and whitewall tires
Documentation includes miscellaneous invoices
Looking for a cozy cat, one you can wrap yourself up in and take on a spirited sprint? MotoeXotica Classic Cars has the scratch for your feline itch with this 1973 Jaguar XKE Series III Roadster. It is one of 7,990 Jaguar XKE roadsters made between 1971 and 1975.
Dressed in Signal Red, this cars paint and trim are in overall excellent condition. The bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the battery appears new and the chrome bumpers with bumper guards are in very good order.
This cat rolls on Dunlop Elite 70 whitewall radials, size FR 7015 at all four corners. Each tire is mounted to a Jaguar knockoff wire wheel. The tires and wheels are all in satisfactory condition.
Under the large, tiltforward hood and front fenders is the cars 5.3L V12 engine with four ZenithStromberg carburetors. Backing this engine is the original fourspeed manual transmission and a 3.54:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include standard power steering, power fourwheel disc brakes and adjustable steering column.
Inside, the Tan Connolly Leather bucket seats are in excellent condition. The matching Wilton Wool Carpeting is in decent condition. The factory threespeed steering wheel is present. The padded instrument panel, with its Smith gauges, is in very good order, as are the inner door panels. The center console and shift lever with its burled wood knob, are in a similar very fine order. Completing the interior is a factory AM/FM stereo with cassette deck.
Originally, this car left the Coventry, England factory with an Old English White exterior and a French Blue leather interior. The car is believed to have spent most of its life in Michigan and Ohio.
The EType Series III was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3L Jaguar V12 engine, uprated brakes and standard power steering. Optionally, an automatic transmission, wire wheels and airconditioning were available. The brandnew V12 engine was originally developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was equipped with four Zenith carburetors. The final engine was claimed to produce 272 horsepower, more torque, and a 060 mph acceleration of less than seven seconds. The short wheelbase fixedhead coupe body style was discontinued, with the Series III available only as a convertible and 2+2 coup.
The newly used longer wheelbase now offered significantly more room in all directions. The Series III is easily identifiable by the large crossslatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tires, four exhaust tips and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12.
Cars for the US market were fitted with large projecting rubber bumper overriders (in 1973 these were on front, in 1974 both front and rear) to meet local five mph impact regulations, but those on European models were considerably smaller. US models also have side indicator repeats on the front wings. When leaving the factory, the V12 open twoseater and V12 2+2 originally fitted Dunlop E70VR 15inch tires on 15 6K wire or solid wheels.
Documentation includes miscellaneous invoices and other details about the car.
Competition to this Jaguar in 1973 included the Aston Martin V8, BMWs 3.0 CS, Chevrolets Corvette, De Tomasos Pantera, Jensens Interceptor III, MercedesBenzs 450 SLC and Porsches 911.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 17,858 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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