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1973 Jaguar E-Type

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1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster

Chassis No. UD1S22983
Engine No. 7S12333LB
Body No. 4S4754

An Exceptionally Original, Complete & Well-Preserved Example
Retains a Considerable Portion Original Paint, Upholstery, Trim & Equipment
Matching-Numbers, per Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate
Ideally Optioned & Highly Equipped with Air Conditioning, Manual Transmission & Factory Hardtop
In Striking Dark Blue over French Blue Leather
From Long-term Enthusiast Ownership
Just 38,100 Recorded Miles
Invoices, Records & Receipts from 1988-Present
With Original Owner's Manual (in Folio), Keys, Jack, Hammer, Spare Tire & Emergency Accessories

UD 1S 22983 was completed June 12, 1973 and dispatched on the 6th of August - distributed through British Leyland Motors, New York in Dark Blue paint over French Blue leather upholstery, as verified by Jaguar Heritage Trust. In addition to its striking livery, this striking E-Type came ideally optioned and fully equipped with air condition, British Leyland AM/FM radio, leather seating, manual transmission, along with a color-matched factory hardtop.

Upon his acquisition in 1988 at 31,500 miles, the Roadster's previous and most recent caretaker showed and displayed the vehicle at a number of events early on, as noted by awarded plaques. It was later driven on occasion, serviced as needed, and eventually resided to longer bouts of garage storage. A binder of proceeding invoices, records and receipts from 1988-Present accompany. With just 38,000 miles currently on the odometer, UD1S22983 was uncovered from its resting and brought to our facility here in Houston, TX, where it was assessed before receiving an extensive detail to its current presentation.

This particular Series III remains a highly original example overall. Upon close inspection, you will find etched side glass, original trim and brightwork, lamps and lenses, spot welds, Trico wipers, original clips/clamps/retainers, engine bay decals, tags, plaques, wires and ties. And complete with original owner's manual in vinyl folio, keys, Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, and equipment.
The exterior's glossy paint appears quite largely original, with very thin and consistent paint meter readings to support. While beautifully mellowed, and most worthy of preservation. Small spots of factory red oxide primer peeking through in discrete areas by no way detract from the over presentation, but only enhance its honest authenticity. Front and rear Amco bumper bars and chrome wire wheels complement. New tires will be necessary before street use. Importantly, a Dark Blue color-matched hardtop offers multiple top variations and a highly desired factory option. A hardtop stand supports the piece when not in use.

The cabin's upholstery remains wonderfully intact, and quite supple for its age. Its interior comes well equipped with an original British Leyland radio, factory air conditioning, manual transmission, and striking colors. The seating's leather has matured with age, but still very usable, having been redyed in years past. While the surrounding plastics and vinyl have held up nicely as well. Exceptionally persevered carpeting is protected by supplemental Amco rubber mats. A period Motolita steering wheel, and Amco shift knob are fitted. A vinyl convertible top boot neatly covers the frame when the top is down.

UD1S22983 retains its original engine, number 7S12333LB. The Roadster starts, runs and drives with consistent compression of 130-145 across all cylinders. Due to infrequent use, a number of auxiliary consumable items are due for further inspection and replacement as needed, including the aforementioned tires.

As expected, the luggage compartment is tidy with jack in vinyl sleeve, lead hammer and brass spanner. The Jaguar retains its original spare wheel, coated in protective cosmoline, while fitted with its factory Dunlop SP Sport tire and tube – which still holds air. The SIII's undercarriage remains very solid and intact, with excellent floors displaying original spot welds, drain holes and seams. It appears preventative undercoating was applied across the bottom and into the wheel wells.

Offered for worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom, this notably honest, highly equipped, complete, and well-preserved Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 OTS presents an excellent opportunity for continued preservation and further driven enjoyment once serviced.

To learn more about this vehicle, please contact our sales department at (281) 497-1000 or sales@driversource.com
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  • An Exceptionally Original, Complete & Well-Preserved Example
  • Retains a Considerable Portion Original Paint, Upholstery, Trim & Equipment
  • Matching-Numbers, per Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate
  • Ideally Optioned & Highly Equipped with Air Conditioning, Manual Transmission & Factory Hardtop
  • In Striking Dark Blue over French Blue Leather
  • From Long-term Enthusiast Ownership
  • Just 38,100 Recorded Miles
  • Invoices, Records & Receipts from 1988-Present
  • With Original Owner's Manual (in Folio), Keys, Jack, Hammer, Spare Tire & Emergency Accessories
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