Black with original red interior, black canvas soft top, 4-speed, PS, AC
This is a nice matching numbers 1974 Jaguar series 3 V12 roadster in the fantastic color combination of black with deep red interior. It comes with chrome wire wheels, power steering, air conditioner (which blows cold) and a black canvas soft top in good condition.
Body: I have not found any rust or indications of it ever been in a serious accident. The original floors are in very good condition as is the trunk floor. This car was originally white, the color change was very thorough as the door jambs, under the hood, trunk and even the engine was removed to paint the engine frames. The paint looks very good, it is smooth and with an deep gloss. Tires are Michelin look practically new. The chrome wire wheels are in excellent condition.
Interior: The interior is original in good condition, especially for its age. There is a 1 inch seam in the passenger seat that has come loose (see photo), The soft top is black canvas as is the boot cover for when the top is down. The steering wheel was upgraded to a wood wheel that resembles those used on the earlier XKEs. I like the way this steering wheel looks and feels. If you prefer the original style steering wheel I would be glad to swap it out. All gauges are original and in working order, except the clock, The radio was upgraded to a Sony CD player
Engine and mechanicals: The engine has very good oil pressure and no smoke and no oil leaks The manual gearbox shifts very good. There is a small amount of clutch shuttering on first gear when cold but nothing that would require immediate attention. Brakes, power steering, and electrical system are working properly. The exhaust system was recently replaced with a stainless steel system. Stainless steel exhaust is substantially more expensive but will last much longer.
Others: Included is the canvas boot cover (for when the top is down), owners manual, jack in the bag, knock off hammer and tool, wiring diagram and lubrication chart.
Jaguar e-type V12 roadsters are great touring cars and have one of the best lines of any car ever produced. This particular Jaguar is ideal for the person not looking for a trailer queen, but something very nice to drive on a sunny day.