Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type

Specs Mentioned:

Make/ Model – Jaguar E-Type Series III (1971)
Engine – 5343cc, 12-cylinder, water cooled four stroke reciprocating piston type, 60° Vee configuration.
Power – 272bhp @ 5850rpm
Top speed – 149mph
Torque – 301 ft /lbs @ 3600rpm
0-60mph – 7.1 seconds

Other – 4 Zenith 175 CDSE carburettors

The iconic 20th Century classic, E-Type Jaguar launched in 1961 with 3.8-litre 6-cylinder ‘XK’ series engine to its final expression as the 5.3-litre V12-engined Series III model twenty years later, Coventry’s finest aspirational supercar of its era.

It was in 1971 that Jaguar introduced the Series III with the Walter Hassan/Harry Mundy-developed 5.3-litre two-cam V12 engine which became an industry standard for its combination of smoothly unobtrusive silence, torque and power. The new V12 model was standardized upon the 105-inch longer-wheelbase floor pan of the 2-plus-2 variant, and only roadster and 2-plus-2 models were produced, Jaguar’s preceding short-wheelbase Fixed-Head Coupe bodystyle being discontinued.

The featured car was brought to Sri Lanka by Fazal Ameer, son of late A.C.M Ameer QC, Attorney General of Ceylon in the 1960s. The car was imported in mint condition and has remained that way till date.