1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupé
Chassis No. 4S – 51051
Engine No. 7S – 2196 – SA
Gearbox No. KL 615
Power: 276 HP (203 kw)
Max Speed: 238 kph
Odometer reading 54.775 Kms
The launch of the Jaguar E-Type at the Geneva Motor Show in May 1961 is still an object of legend today, it is said that Norman Dewis, official driver of the Jaguar, piloted the brand new coupé all night from London to Switzerland, to arrive on time for the presentation of the car.
The then aeronautical engineer Malcolm Sayer had recently developed in Jaguar, the original monocoque of the D-Type, which then won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times, between 1955 and 1957, when he received from Sir William Lyons, Chief supreme of Jaguar, the task of designing a totally new car that combined the most daring aerodynamic, power and elegance.
Thus the first Jaguar E-Type saw the light in 1961, a car of extraordinary beauty, not separated from a sophisticated and snobbish appearance.
In 1971 the Series 3 was launched which featured the new 5.3L, 60° V12 front-engine, derived from the Jaguar XJ13 sports prototype, and represented the first redesigned Jaguar engine since 1948.
Equipped with 2 Zenith-Stromberg carburettors and an overhead camshaft for each cylinder bank, the V12 had 272 hp, with a smooth and progressive delivery that made it a perfect Granturismo.
The same long-pitched platform was used for both the coupe and spider version. The manual transmission remained the 4-speed Jaguar while the automatic transmission became the 3-speed Borg-Warner Typ12. For interiors, adjustable steering wheel with standard power steering and wooden upholstery.
The brakes were also adequately upgraded for the car's increased weight.
Outside, the new Coupe exhibited a new chrome grille, an exhaust with four fan terminals, enlarged fenders and Dunlop E70 tyres mounted on standard steel rims. Available, the spoked wheels, preferred choice this one, by almost all lovers of the Jaguar.
In 1975, after about 14 years and 70,000 cars, the Jaguar E-Type went out of production, replaced by the Jaguar XJ-S.
Our Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupè
The bodywork has recently been restored in its metallic blue color and the paint is free of marks and scratches.
The interiors are preserved with original black leather seats that have traces of wear and tear for use.
The internal instrumentation is the original and working one. Car with Italian license plate and documents subjected by its last owner to regular revisions in recent years.
This model is now an excellent choice for the Jaguar collector looking for an E-Type, certainly the most iconic of the Jaguar.
The sound of this V12 engine, remains today, one of the most beautiful melodies for lovers of this charming car manufacturer.
Today it is possible to view the car online, booking a call with one of our commercial operators, via Skype, Zoom, Whatsapp and Google Meet platforms.