I have been around Jaguar e-type for many years and very seldom do I find one this nice. This V12 coupe has only 19,800 documented miles; rust and accident free body, superb body gaps and paint, great color combination of Regency red (burgundy) and original cinnamon leather interior. Air conditioner and automatic transmission.
The car was sold by the Jaguar dealer in Coral Gables to a West Palm Beach lady owner and only has 19,800 documented original miles. The interior is mostly original and in very nice condition. The car was stripped to bare metal and given a superb paint job in its original Regency red color. New exterior rubber, including windshield and back glass were installed. The chrome, including the wire wheels, is in excellent condition. The car had zero rust and zero accidents! I have tried to capture the quality of this car with my camera and to be honest it is the type of car you really have to see for yourself to fully appreciate it. The engine compartment has never been molested; it even has the air pump still connected. If you like nice original cars, you will not be disappointed with this Jaguar. The prior owner installed a wood trim kit which consists of the area around the gauges and the gearbox shifter. I think the wood looks good but if you prefer the original vynil/plastic for originality I would be glad to install those instead.
The car was shown at two Jaguar Clubs of North America sponsored concourses and it scored 9.865 and 9.900 in the driven class.
Mechanically the car runs great. Suspension feels tight, transmission shifts well and engine runs at normal temperature. Car was recently serviced with the following items:
- 5 new tires
- Cooling hose replaced
- Drive belts replaced
- Brake system recently serviced, including new brake master, rebuilt brake servo, new flex hoses, new front caliper pistons.
- Power steering rack and pump rebuilt by Coventry West
- AC converted to 134a refrigerant
- New exhaust
- All gauges work, including clock
The following items are included:
- Jack in bag
- Receipts back to the original owner
- Photos of bare metal re-spray
- Owner’s manual
- Jaguar warranty booklet
- Shop manual
- CD-ROM with electronic version of the shop and parts manuals
If you have been considering a V12 coupe, this is the one to get.