Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 RHD


Series 3 Roadster
5.3 V12


In 1971, Jaguar changed their focus from racing to touring and the US-market, the Series 3 was born. Ensuring the E-Type continued to appeal to the states (Jaguar’s biggest buyer), the E-Type was lengthened and given a wider track, power steering was added as well as Jaguar’s brand new V12 engine. The Series became known as Jaguar’s grand tourer offering a powerful and comfortable drive. Staying in tune with the 70s design, flared wheel arches were added and a redesigned enclosed grille along with other subtle changes.

Shown here is a 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3, presented in a striking colour scheme of Primrose Yellow with retrimmed black interior and factory original black hard top. A full matching numbers V12 OTS with only 3 previous owners from new, treated to a full restoration and now features a handful of desirable performance upgrades.

First registered in 1973 and purchased by a Mr Bothroyd of Bishop Auckland, the Series 3 was kept within the family for the next 40+ years, eventually being passed on to Mr Bothroyds son, Richard, after his sad passing.

After the Bothroyd family gardener accidentally backed into the E-Type, creasing the nose, the classic repair company, Carrosserie Classic Car Restorations (CCC), were contacted to undertake the repair and then kept on to maintain the vehicle.

In 2015 CCC restorations founders, Dick and Steve, bought the car from the Bothroyd family and began a full nut and bolt restoration, which included a full rebuild of its 5.3 litre V12. During the car’s restoration, the E-Type was greatly admired by its current owner, who regularly visited the facility checking in on the repair work to his Jaguar XK120. After seeing the cars stunning transformation from the very start, the current owner made an offer and purchased the vehicle. ­

This beautiful Series 3 was brought to E-Type UK late in 2017 for IRS reconditioning and performance upgrades to improve the driving experience of this 70’s sports car. Now fitted with a handful of highly desirable performance upgrades that include:

  • Fuel injection
  • 5-Speed gearbox
  • Uprated aluminium radiator and header tank
  • Samco sports silicone hoses
  • Full tubular stainless sports exhaust system

This stunning example of a matching numbers Series 3 is shown in immaculate condition. Thanks to its recently resprayed Primrose Yellow finish, fully retrimmed black interior and complementing original factory hard top, this V12 has the full package. With its new smooth 5-speed gearbox and tubular sports exhaust, this E-Type not only drives brilliantly but has a sound that matches.

To arrange a viewing to fully appreciate this car, please contact us on 01732 852 762 or email for more details.