Jaguar E-Type Series III
|1971 to 1974|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door 2+2 coupe 2-door convertible|
|Engine||5.3 L Jaguar V12 engine|
|Wheelbase||105 in (2,667 mm) (both)|
|Length||184.4 in (4,684 mm) (2+2) 184.5 in (4,686 mm) (OTS)|
|Width||66.0 in (1,676 mm) (2+2) 66.1 in (1,679 mm) (OTS)|
|Height||48.9 in (1,242 mm) (2+2) 48.1 in (1,222 mm) (OTS)|
|Kerb weight||3,361 lb (1,525 kg) (2+2) 3,380 lb (1,533 kg) (OTS)|
A new 5.3 L twelve-cylinder Jaguar V12 engine was introduced, with uprated brakes and standard power steering. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued and the V12 was available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. The convertible used the longer-wheelbase 2+2 floorplan. The Series 3 is easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille and flared wheel arches, and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12.
Cars for the US market were fitted with large projecting rubber bumper over-riders (in 1973 these were on front, in 1974 both front and rear) to meet local 5 mph (8 km/h) impact regulations, but those on European models were considerably smaller. US models also have side indicator repeats on the front wings.
JAGUAR E TYPE Series III rear view
There were also a very limited number of six-cylinder Series 3 E-Types built. These were featured in the initial sales literature. When leaving the factory the V12 Open Two Seater and V12 2 ± 2 originally fitted Dunlop E70VR − 15 inch tyres on 15 × 6K wire or solid wheels, though British police forces would eschew this tyre and fit a higher performing 205/70VR15 Michelin XWX to their Series 3 E-Types.
Jaguar E-Type from Wheeler Dealers Series 8
1972 Jaguar E-Type in The Professionals,TV Series