1973 Jaguar XK-E Series III Roadster

1973 Jaguar XK Series III Roadster

Technical specifications of Jaguar XK 1973

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Item location: Fenton, Missouri, United States
Make: Jaguar
Model: XK
SubModel: XK-E Series III Roadster
Type: Convertible
Trim: Series III Roadster
Doors: 2 Doors
Year: 1973
Mileage: 17858
VIN: UD1S23056
Color: Red
Engine size: 5.3L V-12
Number of cylinders: 12
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1973 Jaguar XK-E Series III Roadster

Complete and extensive restorationOne of 7,990 Jaguar XK-E Roadsters made between 1971 and 1975Highly detailed 5.3L V-12 engine with four Zenith-Stromberg carburetorsOriginal four-speed manual transmission and 3.54 gearingPower steering and power four-wheel disc brakesCeramic coated Regency Red exterior with Tan Connolly Leather interiorTinted windshieldSmith instrumentsPadded instrument panelBumper guardsKnock-off wire wheels and whitewall tiresDocumentation includes somereceipts of the recent restoration

Looking for a cozy cat, one you can wrap yourself up in and take on a spirited sprint? MotoeXotica Classic Cars has the scratch for your feline itch with this 1973 Jaguar XK-E Series III Roadster. It is one of only 7,990 Jaguar XK-E roadsters made between 1971 and 1975. This incredible cat has undergone an extensive nut and bolt restoration from top to bottom and is ready to win the next Jaguar car show!

Dressed in Regency Red, this car’s paint and trim are in overall excellent condition. The bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the battery appears new and the chrome bumpers with bumper guards are in very good order. The engine compartment is highly detailed and so is the complex 4 coiled rear end. Please make sure you view the photos of the undercarriage to appreciate!

This cat rolls on Dunlop Elite 70 whitewall radials, size FR 70-15 at all four corners. Each tire is mounted to a Jaguar knock-off wire wheel. The tires and wheels are all in very good condition.

Under the large, tilt-forward bonnet and front fenders is the car’s 5.3L V-12 engine with four Zenith-Stromberg carburetors. Backing this engine is the original four-speed manual transmission and a 3.54:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include standard power steering, power four-wheel disc brakes and adjustable steering column.

Inside, the Tan Connolly Leather bucket seats are in excellent condition. The matching Wilton Wool Carpeting is in very good condition. The factory three-spoke steering wheel is in great shape. The padded instrument panel, with its Smith gauges, is in very good order, as are the inner door panels. The center console and shift lever with its burled wood knob, are in a similar very fine order. Completing the interior is a factory AM/FM stereo with cassette deck.

The exterior finish is in excellent shape with the paint having a high degree of finish and luster. A high end ceramic coat finish was recently professionally applied and the cloth and boot are also in excellent condition without known flaws.

The E-Type Series III was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3L Jaguar V-12 engine, uprated brakes and standard power steering. Optionally, an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air-conditioning were available. The brand-new V-12 engine was originally developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was equipped with four Zenith carburetors. The final engine was claimed to produce 272 horsepower, more torque, and a 0-60 mph acceleration of less than seven seconds. The short wheelbase fixed-head coupe body style was discontinued, with the Series III available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé.

The newly used longer 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.

Cars for the US market were fitted with large projecting rubber bumper over-riders (in 1973 these were on front, in 1974 both front and rear) to meet local five mph impact regulations, but those on European models were considerably smaller. US models also have side indicator repeats on the front wings. When leaving the factory, the V-12 open two-seater and V-12 2+2 originally fitted Dunlop E70VR – 15-inch tires on 15 × 6K wire or solid wheels.

Documentation includes miscellaneous invoices and other details about the car.

Competition to this Jaguar in 1973 included the Aston Martin V-8, BMW’s 3.0 CS, Chevrolet’s Corvette, De Tomaso’s Pantera, Jensen’s Interceptor III, Mercedes-Benz’s 450 SLC and Porsche’s 911.

VIN: UD1S23056EIN: 7S12168LBTIN: KL5540Body#: 4S4770

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 17,858 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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