1972 Jaguar XKE E-Type

By the early 1970s, Jaguar's E-Type had been in production for a decade. It was given continual improvements yet new emissions legislation in the American market threatened to cripple the car's performance. Jaguar's response was a 5343ccV12 engine from the stillborn XJ23 LeMans project car. The Series III V12 would be the final version and it weighed only 80 pounds more than the cast-iron block 4.2-liter XK Six. The new all-alloy, 5.3-liter, overhead-camshaft V12 offered 272 horsepower which was good enough for a top speed in excess of 140 mph. 0-100mph was accomplished in a time of around 16 seconds made it the fastest-accelerating E-Type ever.

Along with a new engine, the Series 3 received a more aggressive looking exterior with ventilated front disc brakes, Lucas transistorized ignition, anti-dive front suspension, and Adwest power-assisted steering. There was a four-pipe exhaust system, flared wheel arches, 'V12' boot badge, and a deeper radiator air intake.

Bodystyles included a two-seat roadster and 2+2 coupe. Both were built on the long-wheelbase floor pan introduced on the Series 2 '2+2.'

The Series III V12 E-Type was introduced to the U.S. market in March of 1971. There were very few changes for 1972. One of the more noticeable changes was the price, which rose by $400, now listed at $7,340 for the convertible.


by Daniel Vaughan | May 2019

Related Reading : Jaguar E-Series History

The Jaguar E type, also known as the XK-E, brought style and performance together to create a mass-produced supercar. The road-going sports car was conceived in 1956 as a replacement for the D-type. In March of 1961, the E-Type was officially introduced to the world at the Geneva, Switzerland Motor show. Its design was created by an aerodynamic engineer named Malcolm Sayer. The front-engine,....
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1972 Vehicle Profiles

1972 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: 1S 20604

The new Jaguar E-Type was introduced at the 1961 Geneva Auto Show. It was available in both coupe and roadster configuration. The car came equipped with new fully independent suspension and disc brakes at all four corners. The engine was a six-cyl....[continue reading]

1972 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Convertible

Chassis Num: UC1S 20621
Engine Num: 7S 7424 SB

Jaguar's first production V-12 was introduced to the market in 1971. The new 5.3-liter V-12 was the first mass-produced V-12 engine to come to market in over two decades and Jaguar's first new engine since the debut of the post-war XK120 in 1948. The....[continue reading]

1972 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

This 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III Coupe is fitted with a 250 hp, 5.343 litre OHC V12 engine coupled to a 4-speed all-synchromesh transmission. It has independent front suspension with semi-trailing wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers....[continue reading]

1972 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: UC1S73228BW
Engine Num: 7S6788SA

This Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 2+2 Coupe was completed in April of 1972 at the Browns Lane Jaguar factory. It was part of the Swiss-based collection of Mr. Claude Imhoof for decades, before being acquired by the current owner in 2017. It is curren....[continue reading]

Convertible
Chassis #: 1S 20604 
Convertible
Chassis #: UC1S 20621 
Coupe
 
Coupe
Chassis #: UC1S73228BW 


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Jaguar Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
3,311
October 2019
2,350
September 2019
2,002
May 2019
2,021
March 2019
3,679
January 2019
3,078
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Price Comparison

1972 XKE E-Type
$7,740-$500,000
1972 Jaguar XKE E-Type Price Range: $7,330 - $7,740

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Jaguar
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)4,349
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)7,382
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)6,799
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)5,299
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)6,767
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)5,143
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)5,614
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)6,732
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)5,700
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)5,143
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)5,839

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