Preserved Paint: 1973 Jaguar XKE Series 3 Barn Door 2+2
GuysWithRides.com is preparing for an online auction of Lot 264, a driver-quality 1973 Jaguar XKE Series III 2+2 “Barn Door” Coupe, on behalf of the current owner.
Bidding tentatively opens on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, and closes at 4:30 PM EDT on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.
This 1973 Jaguar XKE S3 2+2 Barn Door Coupe for sale currently resides as part of a collection located in Sparta, New Jersey.
Rudy will personally photograph, video, and inspect this ride and provide the details below before the auction starts.
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 Tedward YouTube Channel provides a nice modern-day walk-around and point of view (“POV”) of a similar Series III XKE 2+2 coupé:
The current owner of this 1973 Jaguar informs us that it’s a well-sorted example that is a blast to drive. We will provide more detailed information about this jaguar XKE Barn Door before the start of the car’s auction.