1971 Jaguar XKE Series III V12

  • VIN: 1S70293
  • Stock: 19070261C
  • Mileage: 44,588
  • Color: British Racing Green
  • Trans: Four-speed Manual
  • Engine: V12
  • Title: Clear
  • Interior: Black
1971 Jaguar E-Type Coupe Series III 2+2 V12 4-speed

  • The finest, most well documented, Series III V12 Coupe on the market
  • Sold new to a Doctor at Continental Cars in St. Louis Missouri
  • Four documented local owners, owner 1 1971-1973, owner 2 1973-1974, owner 3 1974-2017
  • One of the first Series III V12 E-types produced, #0293 built February 1971
  • 44,588 actual original miles (documented)
  • Extensive documentation since new!
  • Decades of Jaguar Club of North America Concours showing and judging (most recent score of 99.92 10/7/17)
  • Numbers matching 5.3L V-12 engine which was fully rebuild on 9/8/2017 ($16,100 with documentation)
  • Four-speed manual transmission, new clutch and trans seal kit on 9/8/2017
  • Correct British Racing Green (code 8461) exterior
  • Black Connolly leather interior and Wilton wool carpets
  • Power steering, vented brake rotors and factory air conditioning that blows cold 
  • Factory wire wheels 
  • Documentation includes original owner’s manual, North American distributor and dealer guide, original Jaguar collision, second edition August 1983, original sales brochure, original Jaguar reference guide from August 1983, original Jaguar V-12 Series III repair operations manual, a copy of the definitive E-Type Parts Catalog, award certificates and multiple folders of repair invoices, receipts and other documents

Sleek, seductive and sinewy, the Jaguar E-Type remains a stunning vehicle almost 50 years later. This particular example is one very special cat! This Jaguar has been in our local area since brand new and has had 4 documented owners and the included documentation is extremely extensive! This XKE comes from one of the members of our local Jaguar Association of Greater St. Louis (JAGSL) and the car has been in the club actively since 1974!

This is one of the first Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupe Series III 2+2 to be produced and was the 293rd off the line at Jaguar's Coventry plant in February of 1971. The Jaguar was shipped to the U.S. market and was sold new and ordered by a doctor at Continental Cars in St. Louis Missouri.

In 1973 the doctor traded in the Jaguar back to Continental Cars for a new 1972 Jaguar V12 roadster and this car was placed back on the lot offered up for sale with 19,178 miles showing at the time. On August 3rd of 1973 the Stix family went to Continental Cars to look for a Jaguar and spoke with salesman Jim Ebbling. Mrs. Stix who was originally from England, instantly fell in love with British Racing Green V12 2+2 Coupe and traded in her white 1968 Jaguar XKE Coupe for $2,150 and purchased the 1971 V12 after trade in for $3,850. 

After a 10 months of ownership, Mr. Stix was at Arrowhead airport and was approached by a local Jaguar enthusiast and asked if he would sell the Jaguar. At first he declined but his offer was very generous and Mrs. Stix insisted that they should sell it so she took his cash. Mr. and Mrs. Stix sold the Jaguar Mr. Unger of Collinsville Illinois on June 27th, 1974 and soon after the Stix family purchased a 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB. Interesting enough, Mr. Stix is still alive today and is the founder of the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum at Creve Coeur Missouri Airport, which he still operates. It has one of the largest collections of flying antique aircraft in the country.
At the time during the summer of 1974 the Jaguar was showing 20,500 miles and this was the very beginning of decades long ownership with Mr. Unger. With extensive records and absolutely no expense spared in keeping this Jaguar running and presented just as good as new all the way until he sold it in 2017 to another Jaguar club member! Over the years we have been fortunate enough to have some really nice classic Jaguars with some amazing documentation but this particular local Jaguar really takes the cake! Please take a close look at the photos to see the extensive paperwork that Mr. Unger preserved over the decades. 

Mr. Unger was a long term dedicated member of the Jaguar Club of North America and our local Jaguar Association of Greater St. Louis (JAGSL). Over the decades he participated in many Concours events with this 1971 Jaguar and below are some of them:

Jaguar Club of North America Concours:
5/27/79 Net Score: 79.4
5/25/80 Net Score 87.65
7/26/81 Net Score 94.4
8/22/87 Net Score 99.52 First Place 
8/07/88 Net Score 97.75
8/22/92 Net Score 97.7 Third Place
8/13/94 Net Score 96.84
8/24/96 Net Score 98.02
10/11/08 Net Score 99.94 First Place 
10/10/09 Net Score 98.82
10/7/17 Net Score 99.92

Finished in correct British Racing Green (code 8461), this Jaguar was assembled in the company’s Coventry, England factory in February 1971. The paint and trim are in overall very great order, with just very minor blemishes visible at close range. Mr. Unger had the Jaguar completely disassembled and professionally repainted its correct shade of British Racing Green in 1997.

The car’s bodywork is solid and straight, the rear cargo area is in very good order and the car’s chrome bumpers and overriders fit well and shine brightly in the sunshine. 

Under the forward-folding bonnet (hood) is the original numbers matching 5.3L V-12 engine that recently benefited from a full rebuild. The engine was fully rebuilt on 9/18/17 at LeStable, a Jaguar repair specialist located in Glen Carbon, Illinois. The rebuild was correct and extensive with a total cost of $16,100.00 with included documentation. At that time, the original four-speed manual transmission received a new clutch, resurfaced fly wheel, new slave cylinder and a new trans seal kit. 

This Jaguar rolls on Pirelli P4s, size 205/70R15 all around. Each tire is mounted on a factory wire wheel. All of the tires and wheels are in great, original order and the car has disc brakes all around.

Inside, the car has correct black Connolly leather seats and matching Wilton wool carpets, all of which are in very good condition and offer a sharp contrast to the body color. The neutral headliner is in great condition as well. The overall interior condition is very nice and crisp. This Jaguar is equipped with factory air conditioning which still functions and blows cold.

Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. The E-Type's 150 mph top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering and independent front and rear suspension distinguished the car and spurred industry-wide changes.

The brand-new V-12 engine was originally developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Besides the engine, the car has uprated brakes and standard power steering. It was equipped with four Zenith carburetors. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued with the Series III available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. Backing the motor is a four-speed manual transmission. 

The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years beginning 1955 and employed what was, for the early 1960s, a novel racing design principle, with a front subframe carrying the engine, front suspension and front bodywork bolted directly to the body tub. No ladder frame chassis, as was common at the time, was needed and as such the first cars weighed only 2900 lbs.

The newly used longer wheelbase now offered significantly more room in all directions. The Series III is easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tires, four exhaust tips and a badge on the rear that proclaim it to be a V-12.

Competition to this E-Type in 1971 included AMC’s Javelin, the Avanti II, Chevrolet’s Camaro, Dodge’s Challenger and Charger, Ford’s Mustang, Mercury’s Cougar and Pontiac’s Firebird.

On its release in March 1961 Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made.” In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in The Daily Telegraph online list of the World's “100 most beautiful cars” of all time. Outside automotive circles, the E-type received prominent placement in Diabolik comic series, Austin Powers films and the television series, “Mad Men.” 

Documentation includes original owner’s manual, North American distributor and dealer guide, original Jaguar collision, second edition August 1983, original sales brochure, original Jaguar reference guide from August 1983, original Jaguar V-12 Series III repair operations manual, a copy of the definitive E-Type Parts Catalog, award certificates and multiple folders full of repair invoices, receipts and other documents.

VIN: 1S70293

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 44,588 actual miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title due to age but the mileage is original and actual supported by full documentation. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!

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Options and Standard Features
  • The Finest Most Well Documented Series III V12 Coupe On The Market
  • Sold New To A Doctor At Continental Cars In St. Louis Missouri
  • Four Documented Local Owners, Owner 1 1971-1973, Owner 2 1973-1974, Owner 3 1974-2017
  • One Of The First Series III V12 E-Types Produced, #0293 Built February 1971
  • 44,588 Actual Original Miles (Documented)
  • Extensive Documentation Since New!
  • Decades Of Jaguar Club Of North America Concours Showing And Judging (Most Recent Score Of 99.92 10/7/17)
  • Numbers Matching 5.3L V-12 Engine Which Was Fully Rebuild On 9/8/2017 ($16,100 With Documentation)
  • Four-Speed Manual Transmission, New Clutch And Trans Seal Kit On 9/8/2017
  • Correct British Racing Green (Code 8461) Exterior
  • Black Connolly Leather Interior And Wilton Wool Carpets
  • Power Steering, Vented Brake Rotors And Factory Air Conditioning That Blows Cold
  • Factory Wire Wheels
  • Documentation Includes Original Owner’S Manual, North American Distributor And Dealer Guide, Original Jaguar Collision, Second Edition August 1983, Original Sales Brochure, Original Jaguar Reference Guide From August 1983, Original Jaguar V-12 Series III Repair Operations Manual, A Copy Of The Definitive E-Type Parts Catalog, Award Certificates And Multiple Folders Of Repair Invoices, Receipts And Other Documents
Basic Information
  • Stock Number: C00261
  • VIN Number: 1S70293
  • Model Year: 1971
  • Interior Color: Black
  • Vehicle Type: Coupe
  • Drive Train Type: RWD
  • Transmission: Four-Speed Manual
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