This Jaguar E-Type Series 3 FHC Auto LHD is certainly something a little different, and definitely not for the purists! A 1973 E-Type FHC with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, finished in attractive Tungsten blue metallic with a lovely gently patinated rich red interior. It is a very original rust free car from the desert state of Arizona which has required no welding or body repairs since its arrival back here some years ago.
Sometime in its USA life it acquired a 5.7 litre Chevy small block engine with a GM auto box. This was a professional installation that required no modifications to the bodywork and A frames, which remain in excellent condition. The interior, unlike many similar conversions, remains 100% as factory specification, including the gear change and instruments.
The previous owner obtained a correct Jaguar V12 engine and gearbox complete with carburettors and all other ancillaries. However, having used the car with V8 power for a while, the intended conversion back to original spec never actually happened. Instead the V8 engine was fine-tuned by AJC Classics and the GM box and torque convertor fully rebuilt by Alders Automotive. At the same time the rear suspension unit was overhauled and the suspension was fully polybushed with new shocks and springs all round. What was achieved was not only a car that is very usable and totally reliable, but one that is simply great fun to drive. The car handles and drives like an E-Type should, with the V8 performance and exhaust note from the sports exhaust guaranteed to bring a smile to any drivers face.
No doubt there are those who understandably would wish to return the car to as built configuration, and this will be relatively easy to do. However, once driven, it would be a good bet that the V8 will be left to continue to throb away while the V12 is kept safely stored away for a rainy day.
The car comes complete with original handbooks and wallet, an original jack and full tool kit, cherished number plate, and a period radio with a discreet ipod connection. There is a file of invoices and receipts and all old MoT’s. Although not needed, it will have a full current MoT for peace of mind.
It also comes with the Jaguar V12 engine and box, which will be delivered on a pallet anywhere in mainland UK within 7 days of purchase at the auction.
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