Jaguar 1974 E-type V12 OTS Time Capsule XKE Completely Original with 7300 Miles

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  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: E-Type
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 7,300
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: gasoline
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Connecticut, United States


Jaguar's all-alloy, single overhead-cam V12 displaces 5.4 liters. The twelve breathed through a quartet of Stromberg carburetors, and put its copious torque to the ground through a four-speed manual transmission. The chassis was made wider, longer and stronger with the Series III cars to accommodate the new drive train. Four wheel disc brakes provided excellent stopping power. The E-type V12 was a softer car than its predecessor with a more generously sized cabin that was comfortable and relaxed. The power steering system is highly boosted, but still provides surprising levels of feedback to the driver, and the silken V12 delivers strong performance in a very subdued and quiet manner. Still very much a true Jaguar E-Type, the Series III manages to give the driver an altogether different experience from the earlier cars, while still maintaining the feel and experience of a proper Jaguar sports car.

This lovely Regency Red 1974 E-Type roadster is an exceptionally low mileage car that has been extensively restored to a very high standard. The odometer reads a scant 7320 documented miles. The attractive paint color is in beautiful condition, and is considered to be one of the most desired for the Series III E-Type. Exterior, undercarriage and engine bay are all original with proper finishes. The bonnet where the big V12 sits is simply gleaming. Thanks to the Time Capsule low mileage, the cockpit remains in beautiful original condition. Seats and carpets appear almost new, while the dash panel, console and instruments are all original.

The car is equipped with the desirable 4-speed manual transmission and factory air conditioning that works to perfection. Original tires ride on chrome knock-off wire wheels. Even spare in the trunk still has its original cosmoline and the knock-off hammer and jack are also there. The twelve-cylinder Series III is seeing a new resurgence of interest has seen value and collectability on the rise for these excellent GT cars. This car is believed to be the most original existing car of its type, is one of the last produced and it would likely win a best unrestored Jaguar class. For those who appreciate originality or have been looking to own a great Jaguar or are serious Jaguar collectors, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and the one to own!