1971' Jaguar E-Type Series 3, V12 Fhc Coupe
Immaculate Jaguar V12 F.H.C. Series 3, 5 speed manual gearbox, chrome wire wheels, S.U. carburettor conversion, in Gunmetal metallic grey with beautiful unmarked red leather interior. This car has been subject to a total restoration @3 years ago. Everything has been done, total bodywork, engine, 5 speed gear box, suspension, I.R.S. which is powder coated with new brakes, discs, drive shafts, U.J.s, aluminium radiator, alarm system, stainless steel exhaust, all suspension and brakes like new, nothing has been left untouched. 2 very large files contain receipts for thousands of pounds worth of work and new items, all from reputable Jaguar suppliers. We drove it to Jaguars Heritage premise last year and everybody came out to look at it. If this car were advertised at either “E-Type U.K.” or “Peter Jarvis” it would be between £80,000 to £100,000. It has been driven and used sparingly, only ever in good weather. It is kept in my dehumidified garage, it sits beside 2 other FHC’s and a Roadster I have. All Series 3, V12’s. The reason; I have owned and driven the much more expensive Series 1, 3.8 and Series 2, 4.2, but “the man” to sum up Jaguar driving must be Norman Dewis. In his book, “Norman Dewis of Jaguar” page 479 his words are “it is Norman’s favourite Jaguar road sports car. He considers it more civilised and comfortable than the early six-cylinder E-types, and particularly likes the immense flexibility and smoothness of the V12 engine.” I am 62, I have 3 children in there 30’s, they all agree, it is more akin to modern day driving requirements. As the generations move on it is my firm belief that it will become the more desirable, which is always a priority in ownership. Current generations already start to view pre-war cars as Museum pieces. Who really wants to drive a car with poor steering, poor brakes and by todays standards uncomfortable and Spartan interiors. I have had health issues of late and my garage is too cramped, I need to sell 2 of my cars. This one, and my V12 manual Roadster. I will not take the car out in adverse weather conditions other than to agree a confirmed deal. Please bear this in mind when coming to view. The chrome wire wheels and underside are immaculate, and when they have been dirty I spend weeks cleaning them. So no trips for fun. I can send photographs of any part of the car, as I have experienced a sale with a car unseen. But, if you are serious, then seeing the car, in my garage with every facility to inspect, is really essential, especially before any price negotiation. Check the M.O.T history online, “TNB 234J” current mileage is 71,971. I would sell this car to my best friend, knowing it is in superb condition and drives beautifully, absolutely nothing to hide or recriminate about. Call me on the home number of 01507 533760, near Horncastle, Lincolnshire anytime up to 11pm. Geoff and Wilma Gammon.
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- 9 March 2019