Jaguar E-Type SIII Roadster
Jaguar E-Type SIII Roadster
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Jaguar E-Type SIII Roadster
Year 1972
Registration plate Jersey registered
Chassis Number I5 1255
Engine Number 7S 5953 SB
Engine Capacity 5443 cc
Transmissions 4-speed manual
Mileage 48,913
Body style 2-door convertible
Interior color Black leather
Exterior color White
Seating capacity 2
Wheels and Tyres Chrome wire wheels
Asking Price £ 84,950
On its introduction in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type was swiftly recognized as an outstanding design, boasting both stylish looks and excellent engineering. It has since been acclaimed as an icon of the motoring world and remains one of the most widely recognized and highly regarded classic cars on the planet. The first cars, which subsequently became known as Series 1 vehicles, were available as either a 2-seat Fixed Head Coupé or an Open 2-seater (‘Roadster’) model, powered by the 6-cylinder, 3.8 litre XK engine from the outgoing Jaguar XK150. In 1964 the engine size was increased to 4.2 litres and in 1966 a longer-wheelbase 2+2 Coupé model was introduced, together with an automatic transmission option. The Series 2 models were released in 1968, largely in response to vehicle legislation in the USA, requiring a number of safety-related changes which altered the appearance of the car. Revised bumpers, grille and lighting arrangements mostly, but the update also included power steering and air conditioning options. By the time the Series 3 was introduced in 1971, the model was 10 years old and Jaguar undertook more radical alterations. The car was offered only in long-wheelbase 2+2 Coupé and convertible (Roadster) form, both of which now had flared wheel arches, an enlarged front grille and more chrome added. The biggest change however, was under the bonnet, where a new 5.3 litre V12 engine replaced the earlier 6 cylinder motor. The new powerplant added an element of sophistication, making the E-Type even more of a Grand Tourer. The Series 3 Roadster offered here was supplied new in August 1972 by St Helier Garages in Jersey and has remained in local ownership all its life. The first owner retained the vehicle until late 2014, by which time it had only covered a little over 48,000 miles. In 2015, following a period of little use, the new owner engaged Le Riche Auto to carry out recommissioning work to the E-Type and to refresh the paintwork as necessary, whilst maintaining the originality of the vehicle. Subsequently, the car has been kept fully maintained and run on a regular basis.
This low mileage, two owner Series 3 Roadster has never been fully restored but is in excellent overall condition and ready to use. There is a fully documented ownership history from new, original buff logbook and a history file which includes details and invoices in respect of the work carried out by ourselves in 2015.
Following the 2015 work carried out, the white bodywork remains in excellent condition. New chrome wire wheels and tyres were fitted at that time, but the original steel wheels and hub caps will be supplied with the car. The convertible hood (also new in 2015) is in very good condition.
The black leather interior is in extremely good, original condition with some light patination which adds to the charm of the vehicle. The car comes with its original radio and tool kit.
As part of the recommissioning work (totalling nearly £16,000), the car was mechanically checked through by Jaguar-trained technicians in our workshops, and has since been well maintained, so remains in an excellent and wholly usable condition. The engine bay has been detailed.
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