– Jaguar E-Type Series III Convertible from final year of production, 1974
– perfect colour combination: British racing green exterior with beige leather interior
– black convertible top and tarpaulin
– in highly presentable condition throughout, no pending repairs
– 5.3 litre 12 cylinder engine with 197 kW (268 hp) and manual gearbox
– originally delivered to the US, imported in 2009
– reportedly accident-free car with extensive document file
– over € 28,000 invested in repair and maintenance over the past few years
– 2016 Classic Data appraisal states a replacement value of € 110,000 (condition 2)
– German registration documents, valid technical approval until 04/2020 and historic plates
– stunningly beautiful example of one of the most legendary cars of all times
The essence of automotive beauty
No other than Enzo Ferrari called the E-Type the most beautiful car ever made, and even if beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, not too many people would have contradicted him since. The debut of the XK-E, called “E-Type”, in 1961 was nothing short of a sensation. Its unrivalled elegant styling was complemented by plenty of power, and all of that at a relatively moderate price.
Over the years, the successful model was modified in several ways: From the spring of 1966 there was a 2 + 2-seater version with an extended wheelbase. In 1967, the headlight covers fell victim to American safety regulations. On the engine side, there were six-cylinder engines with 3.8 and later 4.2 litres, and as of 1971, twelve-cylinder motors to choose from. Production of the compact two-seaters ceased in 1971, the so-called Series III was only offered as a 2+2-seater.
A classic of superlatives, that’s all there is to it.