Jaguar E Type S3 V12
5.3 Litre 2+2 4 Speed Manual
Year: 1971 / Mileage: 105000 / Price: SOLD
Extensive History / Provenance
Sold as a commission sale on behalf of our client.
Completely original in every detail with the most complete provenance & history of any other Jaguar E-Type on the road.
This 1971 Series 3 2+2 is presented in first class condition in every respect with a fascinating history & provenance. Superbly detailed, inside and out, this is one of the few E-Types to still have its original applied paintwork in Old English White. A wonderful car that is a dream to sit in and to drive is simply mechanically brilliant.
Built for the UK market in October 1971, this is a right hand drive, 5.3 litre, Vl2 2+2, fixed head coupe with Manual gearbox – complimented by the original webesto sunroof and was number 454 S3 E-Type to be built. (Out of only 2115 ever built). Matching VIN and Body/Frame numbers with all plates, tags and stampings in place (including behind the rear stainless steel panel) 1971 – Correct 7S E-Type V12 engine with SA suffix.
In 1986, this car was offered by Chay Blyth as first prize in the Multihull Challenge sailing race organised by Chay Blyth himself. Not thinking for one minute the Multihull Challenge would be won by anyone other than an Englishman – Chay had to eat serious humble pie after the race was won by famous French navigator & explorer Philippe Poupon. Philippe accepted the prize with much satisfaction and took the car to France, where he cherished the vehicle for thirty years (until 2016) – when it was liberated back into the UK.
During Philippe’s tenure, in the mid-late 90s, at 89,000 miles, Philippe had the car mechanically restored. This work was clearly carried out to a very high standard with no expense spared. (Every invoice and French franc spent is detailed in the documented history). Without doubt, the E presents superbly well and continues to turn heads to this very day. Recently installed immobiliser and electronic starter fitted.
Extensive history and MOT with no advisories.