The E-Type Jaguar had been a long time favourite dream car of mine. My first involvement with one was when I drooled over a local mechanic’s white E-Type Coupe when I was a boy in the sixties. They have always appealed to me, however it took many years to finally possess my own beautiful classic E-Type Jaguar that I share with you here.
This E-Type is an original Australian delivered 2+2 Coupe that was manufactured in February 1972. It is number 1,148 of 2,116 right hand drive series III V12 Coupes built. Only 114 of these cars were originally imported into Australia by Leyland, which makes it a rather rare vehicle in Australia. It is not known how many of the original 114 still exist.
Following an extensive bare metal restoration the car was put into service as my weekend hobby car and entered in Jaguar social and show events with the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria. With detailed attention to some minor areas it would have been more than capable of receiving top awards, however, I was more interested in enjoying it on the road than spending all my time polishing it.