1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster Turbo

  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: E-Type
  • SubModel: E-Type Series III Roadster Turbo
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Roadster Turbo
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 18134
  • VIN: 1S72101BW
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 351 CID V-8 with turbo
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Fenton, Missouri, United States


1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster Turbo

One of 15,290 E-Type Series III models made between 1971 and 1975Highly modified carTurbocharged Ford 351 CID Windsor V-8 engineTurbocharger withwater-cooledVortech intercoolerTurbonetics pressure plenumandwastegateMSD ignition with boost retard dial in cockpitCobra custom headersCold-air intakeDisconnected nitrous oxide system with connection in boot for bottleThree-speed automatic transmission with Hurst shifterBritish Racing Green exterior with black interior and black, folding topSimpson four-point harnesses, roll bar and Auto Meter gaugesWire wheels with knock-off hubsFront wheels disc brakesTool roll

AC’s Cobra may be one of the best-known Anglo-American combinations but MotoeXotica Classic Cars has a compelling alternative in this 1971 Jaguar E-type Series III Roadster with a turbocharged Ford 351 V8! Under the large, forward-hinged bonnet is a turbocharged Ford V-8 motor that has a newly rebuilt top end and a rebuilt turbocharger in the last 6 months. This Jaguar is a power beast and performs and sounds like a cat on steroids!

Built in Coventry, England, this car is one of 15,290 E-Type Series III models made between 1971 and 1975.

Finished in British Racing Green, the car’s paint and trim are in overall very good order, however there are blemishes on the driver’s side of the rear deck and a dimple in the bonnet. The car’s bodywork is solid and straight, the custom engine bay is in very good order while the black, folding top is in good, original shape. The chrome bladed bumpers are in good, original order but there are scuffs on the rear one.

More details on the turbocharged V-8 include: Vortech water-cooled intercooler, Turbonetics intake pressure plenum, Turbonetics wastegate, MSD ignition with a boost retard dial in cockpit, custom turbo headers, cold-air intake and for cooler denser air for the turbocharger. The engine breathes through the original quad exhausts. Backing this engine is a three-speed automatic transmission with a Hurst shifter. This example also has front-wheel disc brakes and the original coil-over rear end with inboard disc brakes.

The car rolls on Dunlop Sport 5000 radials in front, size 225/60ZR15, and Fuzion radials in back, size 225/60R15. All the tires are wrapped factory wire wheels with knock-off hubs. The tires are in good order while the wheels are in good, original order.

Inside, there are black seats with Simpson, four-point harnesses. The bucket seats and carpeting are in good, original order. Behind the seats is a roll bar. The original, three-spoke steering wheel, instrument panel with Auto Meter gauges and inner door panels are all in good, original order, too but the horn is inoperable. Car comes with a tool roll, screw and scissor jack. Completing the cockpit is a Pioneer AM/FM stereo with CD player.

The newly used 105-inch wheelbase now offered significantly more room in all directions. The Series III 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 V-12.

Upon its release in March 1961, Enzo Ferrari called the E-Type “the most beautiful car ever made.” In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the it at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in The Daily Telegraph online list of the World's “100 most beautiful cars” of all time. Outside automotive circles, the E-type received prominent placement in Diabolik comic series, the Austin Powers films and the television series, “Mad Men.”

Convertible competition to this Jaguar in 1971 included Chevrolet’s Corvette, Excalibur’s Series II SS Phaeton, Lotus Elan S4 Drophead S/E, Mercedes-Benz’s 450SL and Porsche’s 911E Targa.

If you’re looking for a Jaguar “sleeper,” you couldn’t have found a better candidate than this E-Type fortified with the power of a custom turbocharged Ford V-8. You should stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check it out for yourself.

VIN: 1S72101BW

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 18,134 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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