1972 Jaguar XKE Series III OTS RoadsterV12, 40k Miles, 4-Speed, One Family Since New, Blue Plate
SOLD to Rhode Island!! This is a rare opportunity to acquire a one-family since new Southern California 1972 Jaguar XKE OTS Roadster with 4-speed and 40,000 miles from new. This has to be one of the nicest all original examples extant, and is what we believe to be an investment grade opportunity. This is the definition of a survivor and would surely win Preservation Class awards. The paint, interior, glass, rubber and chrome are original and in wonderfully preserved condition with only normal patina for 48 years displayed. We love the combination of small bumpers, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels and the provenance of one family in Southern California.
This E-Type was purchased new by David Van Every, MD from the Jaguar dealership located in Montclair, California. Dr. Every used the car for a few years as his daily driver, making his two mile commute from his home in Claremont, CA. A few short years later, Dr. Every retired and he continued to enjoy the E-Type for a total of 30 years.
The Jaguar was then given to his son and our consignment client, Scott Van Every. Scott has been the caretaker of the Jaguar for the past 18 years, having accumulated 40,000 miles since new. The Jaguar has received faithful annual maintenance from Jaguar specialty mechanics.
The Sable Brown livery is beautiful and all original. There are several areas where there is normal lacquer cracking evident which we highlight in our video inspection. The overall presentation is stunning and, in our opinion, this would not be a car to repaint as it is 48 years old and still has a gorgeous luster and shine without any areas of paint rubbed through to primer. The paint is complimented with its all original chrome that is as-new. From the sculpted headlight surrounds, the “small” bumpers, the wire wheels to the door handles, the chrome on this Jaguar is in showroom condition. The convertible top was replaced 18 years ago, but is in absolutely perfect condition.
The interior is equally stunning. The tan leather interior is without blemishes and looks as if it were five years old. It is soft and supple, having lived its life in Southern California garages and regularly conditioned and kept clean. The dashboard is all original and without cracks or markings. The instruments are as-new and there is nearly no wear on any of the switches and levers.
Mechanically, the 312 HP V-12 is powerful and smooth. Our inspection shows that the smog pump has long been bypassed by removing the drive belt. The tachometer does work, having been removed, oiled and reassembled 15 years ago, however it sticks most of the time when you stop. Tapping the glass lightly releases it. It has been that way for the last 30 years. The only gauge that doesn’t work is the voltmeter. Further, years ago the temperature gauge was disconnected to use a better calibrated aftermarket gauge, though the original does work. Scott also had the ignition converted to electronic ignition to provide better performance and reliability. The E-Type presents strong oil pressure and runs at appropriate engine temperatures.
We have this Jaguar priced fairly. The Hagerty No. 2 value is $115,500 and the provenance associated with this example makes this an appropriate data comparison.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an important E-Type OTS roadster. Call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at email@example.com. The Jaguar is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.
1972 Jaguar XKE Series III OTS Roadster
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