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Specifications & performance

Year of manufacture

1971 to 1974

Make

Jaguar

Model

E-Type series 3 V12 Coupe

Body style

2+2 Coupe (roadster also avail)

Price (new in 1971)

AUS$11,500

 

 

Fuel consumption

12 to 15 mpg

Maximum speed

145 mph

Max speed in gears
(manual)

 

1st

55 mph (6500 rpm)

2nd

83 mph (6500 rpm)

3rd

115 mph (6500 rpm)

4th

145 mph (6000 rpm)

Standing quarter mile

14.2 secs. (manual)

Acceleration (manual)

 

0-30 mph

2.7 secs

0-40 mph

3.4 secs

0-50 mph

4.6 secs

0-60 mph

6.4 secs

0-70 mph

7.9 secs

0-80 mph

9.8 secs

0-90 mph

12.6 secs

0-100 mph

15.4 secs

0-110 mph

19.3 secs

0-120 mph

25.8 secs

Braking (60 mph to 0)

133 feet

 

 

Engine

Cast aluminium block and heads, cast iron wet liners, 7 main bearing crank

Cylinders

V12

Layout

60 degree vee

Bore

3.54 in.

90 mm

Stroke

2.76 in.

70 mm

Capacity

326 cu in.

5343 cc

Compression Ratio

9 to1

Octane rating

97

Power at rpm

272 bhp at 5850 rpm

Torque at rpm

304 lb/ft at 3600 rpm

Valves

two per cylinder in flat head

Camshafts

Single overhead cam per bank

Cam drive

Single duplex endless chain

Carburation

Four Zenith Strombergs 175 CD2SE

 

Clutch

Single plate 10.5 in.

Manual transmission

Four speed all synchro

Ratios

 

Gear

Direct

Overall

mph/1000rpm

First

2.933:1

9.00:1

10.1

Second

1.905:1

5.85:1

12.8

Third

1.389:1

4.26:1

18.7

Fourth

1.0:1

3.07:1

24.7

 

Automatic transmission

Borg Warner model 12, three speed

 

Differential

Limited slip

Diff ratio

3.31:1 (manual - Aust)
3.07:1 (auto - Aust)

 

 

Boby construction

Monocoque bodyshell with seperate bolt on front subframe.  All steel.

Suspension (front)

Independent.  Anti-dive geometry, upper & lower wishbones with torsion bars & anti-roll bar

Suspension rear

Independent. Double coil over shocks, single wishbones, swinging drive shafts and radius arms, anti-roll bar, all mounted as a unit in a removeable subframe

Steering

Power assisted rack & pinion

Turns lock to lock

3.5

Turning circle

35 feet.

 

Brakes

Girling power assisted four wheel discs, split curcuit front to rear

Brakes front

Ventilated discs, 11.2 in. (284 mm) with three piston calipers

Brakes rear

Inboard mounted solid discs, 10.4 in. (263.5 mm)

 

Dimensions

Imperial

Metric

Wheelbase

105 in

2660 mm

Track front

54.4 in

1380 mm

Track rear

53.4 in

1350 mm

Length

184.4 in

4670 mm

Width

66.5 in

1690 mm

Height

51.2 in

1300 mm

Ground clearance

5.5 in

140 mm

Kerb weight (aprox)

3435 lb

1558 kg

 

Fuel tank

18 gallons (81.8 litres)

Wheels

15 x 6 in pressed steel, chrome with black flutes.  15 x 6in chrome wires optional

Tyres

E70 VR 15 Dunlop SP Sport

Tyre pressures

Front 28 psi

Rear 32 psi

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