1973 Jaguar E-Type S3 V12 Barn Door 2+2 – RNM
October 18, 2023 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price. We thank the seller for the opportunity to list their classic ride on GuysWithRides.com
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GuysWithRides.com is pleased to offer Lot 264, a survivor-quality 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2 “Barn Door” V12 Coupe, on behalf of the second owner.
Bidding opened Wednesday, October 4, 2023, and closes at 5:30 PM EDT on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.
This 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2 “Barn Door” V12 Coupe for sale currently resides as part of a Sparta, New Jersey collection.
High Bid: $6,000 (Reserve Not Met)
Jaguar produced its stunning E-Type, or XKE, in both roadster and coupe versions in three distinct series between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. The E-Type’s claimed 150 mph top speed, sub-seven-second 0 to 60 mph acceleration, unit-body construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and fully independent suspension distinguished the car that encouraged industry-wide changes.
Launched for 1971, E-Type Series three cars featured a new 5.3 L Jaguar V12 engine, uprated brakes, and standard power steering. An automatic transmission, wire wheels, and air conditioning were available options. The V12 was equipped with four Zenith carburetors and as introduced produced a claimed 272 horsepower, more torque, and a 0–60 mph acceleration of less than seven seconds. available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé, The new longer wheelbase offered significantly more room in all directions. The Series 3 is easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tires, four exhaust tips, and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. US models feature side indicator lights on the front fenders.
The current owner of this 1973 Jaguar informs us that it’s a well-sorted example that is a blast to drive. The seller believes he is only the second owner of this survivor quality example. The paint and horsehair-stuffed leather interior are also believed to be original, with minor defects and patina consistent with a fifty-year-old, 61K-mile classic Jaguar.
Here is Rudy’s impression after filming this stunning Jaguar E-Type for sale:
Of all the cars I needed to film in the seller’s eclectic collection, I looked forward to driving this ’73 Jaguar V12 Barn Door the most. Unfortunately, a fuel leak discovered the day before the photo session prevented me from starting and driving the car. The seller is currently coordinating with his mechanic to resolve the issue; we will provide an update as soon as it is resolved. This vintage E-Type features the optional automatic transmission (which is a stout General Motors TurboHyrdamatic 400) and factory air conditioning (featuring General Motors’ Harrison radiator components), this Barn Door epitomizes the concept of an early-1970s Grand Touring car. Cosmetically, the only item potentially needing attention (beyond the original paints’ patina) is that the headliner is beginning to sag in several places. Classic cars are only original once, and this survivor-quality E-Type Barn Door is a nice change of pace from the typical over-restored examples we typically see at the bigger car shows here in the Tri-State area. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to purchase a survivor-quality Series 3 E-Type Jaguar.”
To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that summarizes other recently sold Jaguar Series 3 E-Types produced between 1971 and 1975. However, we note that Classic currently pools roadsters and coupes together, so the prices shown are heavily weighted based on sales of the convertibles:
If you have any questions about this 1973 Jaguar XKE S3 V12 2+2 Barn Door for sale, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497. Thank you for looking and happy bidding!