1972 Jaguar E Type Series 3 Roadster

We are delighted to offer for sale this Series 3 E Type Roadster on behalf of its long-term owner.

Having covered just 66,781 miles from new, supported by a comprehensive service history that tells a story of a car always properly cared for and never allowed to deteriorate.

Originally supplied as a home market Coupe, specified from new with the desirable manual gearbox, it was converted to a Roadster when barely 15 years old. The work was carried out to such a high standard that it’s impossible to distinguish it from a factory built car and we’ve always known it in this configuration.

Over the last 15 years RH Classics has diligently cared for it; this ‘E’ is very much part of our history.  Given we’ve maintained it for such a significant proportion of its life, we’re happy to attach our name to it, so confident are we of its structural, cosmetic and mechanical condition.

Finished in understated and factory correct Dark Blue with contrasting grey hide, this is a home market car which comes with a rare and desirable factory hard top and is fitted with chrome wire wheels. Cosmetically, it’s utterly immaculate, with uniform shut lines, perfect sills and no corrosion in evidence.

The Series 3 E Type Roadster has finally come of age, especially when finished in the right colour and this one is simply stunning.

Over the years, many V12’s haven’t been maintained to a standard befitting their complexity; but this isn’t one of them; it feels tight, holds factory oil pressure; it goes, stops and sounds like it should and is utterly breathtaking to drive.

What makes this car so special is that it’s been scrupulously maintained from new, with a comprehensive history showing specialist maintenance over the last 30 years. Delightfully, it comes with MOT’s dating back to 1975; such history and provenance is seldom seen.

We’ve built our reputation on our expertise in the maintenance and restoration of E Types. The S3 Roadster represents strong value when compared to earlier models. Whilst this car is more of a Grand Tourer in character; that manual box, when mated to the turbine-like power of the V12 really is something joyous to behold.

For similar outlay, you could buy either a tatty original car (or one that appears outwardly presentable) and then be faced with significant outlay to bring it up to standard. Here we have a fully sorted example that presents beautifully and needs absolutely nothing.

A factory built manual Roadster in similar condition would sell for something over £100,000, so at £72,995, this lovely E type represents incredible value.

Please get in touch to arrange a viewing at our rural workshops just outside of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. You won’t be disappointed.