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1971 Jaguar XKE E-Type SIII V12

Make: Jaguar
Model: E-Type
Year: 1971
Mileage: 41,935
VIN: J711S71515
Engine: V12
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Ames, Iowa, United States

1971 Jaguar E-Type Additional Info:

I bought this car in August 2007 and drove it for about three years when the distributor gear stripped the drive inside the engine. I had the V12 engine completely rebuilt, which was necessary to access that drive gear, and while the engine was out Ideciding to have it painted and do a conversion to covered headlamps and use the Jaguar SI E-Type lamps just like Jay Leno did on his red V12 convertible. The ignition has beenupgraded to a more modern electronic ignition and the car now runs great, although the four Strombergs are cranky when starting cold.
The car is now painted the beautiful color of Aston Martin Mendip Blue after I saw the color on a DB9. The grill is the original with the emblem removed and then painted and polished similar to that of the DB9. The original grill emblem as well as any other original parts come with the car. The interior is as I bought it and lets the car down the most. There are tears here but a carpet kit is the largest need. There are a few chips but not many, mostly from having to remove the very heavy bonnet between the car being at the paint shop and the reinstall and tuning of the engine. One of the taillamp is missing the reflector and a new one should be sourced.
The car originally had air conditioning but it had been removed from the car. The original air conditioning compressor comes in a box and I have reinstalled some of the controls back to the interior although the knobs were missing.
All of the spares and original parts come with the car, I have many boxes of parts as pictured. Also comes with a three ring binder of receipts and measurements from the engine rebuild.