1973 Jaguar XKE E-Type
The Jaguar V-12 was advertised as 'The E-Type With a Difference.' The Jaguar V-12 engine was introduced into production for 1971 and was discontinued in 1976. The V-12 was only the second engine Jaguar designed to go into production in the history ....[continue reading]
Manufactured between 1961 and 1974, the Jaguar E-Type is the descendent of the three-time LeMans winning Jaguar D-Type. It was originally available as an open roadster or a coupe. This Series 3 example is one of the 7,300 E-Types known as the '2+2', ....[continue reading]
Chassis Num: UD1S22132
There were 9,382 Jaguar Series III roadsters produced from 1971 to 1975 in the United States. It was powered by a 5.3-liter V12 that necessitated a long hood and chassis with a bigger air intake and grille. ....[continue reading]
Mr. Thomas Olson of Burbank, California took possession of this 1973 Jaguar Series III E-Type V-12 Roadster on December 26th of 1974. It was used sparingly before coming into the possession of Ron VanKregten. The car still has its original license ....[continue reading]
Chassis Num: UD1S21717
This 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Convertible is an original example that was part of a private collection for many years. It is finished in red with a tan interior and a black top and boot. Additional factory features include a four-speed manual tr....[continue reading]
This 1974 E-Type Jaguar was built in the Group 44 shops and campaigned by Bob Tullius in the Sports Car Club of America's B Production class. It finished second in the Champion Spark Plug Road Racing Classic National Championships in 1974 and won th....[continue reading]
Chassis Num: UD1S22710
Jaguar introduced the E-Type at the Geneva International Motor Show in March of 1961. The E-Type was described by Enzo Ferrari as 'the most beautiful car ever made' and one example even lives in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in....[continue reading]
Chassis Num: UD1S22243
This Jaguar E-Type has 83,000 original miles and is finished in Primrose Yellow with black trim and top. It has the standard wheels, air conditioning, power steering, and an automatic transmission.....[continue reading]
HistoryThe 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.
It's design was created by an aerodynamic engineer named Malcolm Sayer. The front engine, rear-wheel drive vehicle featured a moncoque body and a tubular front chassis. The six-cylinder double-cam engine had three SU carburetors and produced 265 horsepower. The suspension was independent with disc brakes on all four wheels. It brought together the best or aerodynamics, coupled with the latest technology and propelled by a potent engine. The vehicle was not only fast, it offered excellent performance and handling. Some of the most common complaints it received were the cabin being too cramped and it suffered from poor ventilation.
The E-Type was a popular vehicle. It was fast, performed well, and was competitively priced. Due to the United States safety and emission regulations, some of the horsepower was lost. The headlamp covers were also removed prior to the close of the 1960's.
A 4.2-liter engine and synchromesh gearbox was introduced in 1964. In 1966, the 2+2 coupe was introduced and featured a longer wheelbase. The Series II cars were not as quick as its predecessors. The Series III, however, was a different story. Powered by a V-12 engine they were once again able to propel the E-Type over 145 miles per hour.
Production for the E-Type ceased in 1975, after 72,520 examples being produced. It was replaced by the XJ-S; a vehicle that was larger, heavier, and not as visually appealing.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006
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