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Reserve not met on gorgeous Series III

Old 11-16-2018, 12:13 AM
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Default Reserve not met on gorgeous Series III

The bidding on this baby stalled before it hit the 68k reserve... Do you think it's worth that price? Check out more pics and info here.

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Not to me it ain't. While the condition seems to be excellent, V12 is a show stopper for many (myself included). If it was S2, it'd be gone.
Old 11-16-2018, 05:22 PM
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Fair enough. Killer color combo though...
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It is really sad what a terrible rep the Series IIIs have but Jaguar had just made the car too big and the smog crap coupled with British Layland's financial issues at the time (it should have been fuel injected) really damaged the performance of that engine. And I absolutely hate the grill and raised headlights (this last also thanks to our brilliant bureaucrats). And if you modify the car to clean it up you'll probably drop the value not increase it even though, by most standards, due to the increased room it is a far more comfortable car to drive. Were I to get the car I'd want the mods to make it look like a Series 1 from the front and back, then I'd want to put in a late model XJS V12 (or XK12) (for the fuel injection system) and by the time I was done I'd have a great driver that'd likely be worth less. But this is a really nice car.
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Default S3 is evolution

Hi, I have no idea about the correct value as that is up to the market as always. The S3 is a more sophisticated and long legged car than the S2 which also rectified a few design issues from the original pure design as the overheating issues due to small "mouth" and more. The E was never meant to be a car to be produced in large numbers and a lot of alterations was done along the production run. The v12 engine is a masterpiece and it was a showcase for the XJ12 as the 120 was for the saloons in early 50s. I think the s3 is just right with the wider track and a decent space inside. But its a personal view and thats nice with the E-types, there is a type for most budgets and way of driving. Hope you find yours! Good luck!
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I know it isn't the favorite of XKE purists but, personally, I'd take a Series III in a New York minute....especially an example as nice as the one pictured.

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Default Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

It's funny how diverse peoples views are of the V12 XKE. I personally think it is the most beautiful E type made and would readily swap it for my 1969 LHD Series 2 2+2 - Just saying........................
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