January 15th through 19th, 2014!
Join these great Featured Consignments at the most unique auction experience ever created: Auction In The Round!
These Showcase Feature Consignments are just a sampling of the many great cars that will join over 750 others to be sold in Scottsdale this January! Check back weekly as these Feature Consignments will rotate and be updated with additional great cars. Prior to the Flagship Russo and Steele Auction, full listings of all the consignments will be posted and also available on our Digital Auction Catalog.
From its inception in the early 1960’s, the E-type from Jaguar presented the perfect marriage of sleek beauty with jaunty performance. While racing versions were quite popular on tracks around the world, the motoring public seemed like they couldn’t get enough of these luxury sports cars. To many, the ultimate edition was the Series III, powered by the first-ever regular production V12 to come out of the shops of Coventry.
Sitting on a longer wheelbase than the earlier editions, the ride was greatly improved, and with new disc brakes on all four corners, stopping was swift and sure. While the engine was rated at 272 HP when first released, a new method of figuring this specification was introduced in 1972, and while the numbers were lower, the dual SU carburetors were unchanged and these streamlined beauties were just as powerful and fearsome as the earlier editions. During its production run a total of just 7,990 Series III V-12 Jaguar convertibles were produced.
This E-type Series III roadster was treated for a full professional restoration about 10 years ago by a well-known specialist in New Zealand. The owner wanted the car to be brought back to concours condition but sadly he passed away before the job was completed. As a tribute to the love her husband had for this car, the job was completed, shipped back to the USA, and used sparingly since with just over 2,000 miles recorded since its completion. Meticulously maintained, it is still is showroom fresh condition and would make a splendid addition to any collector’s stable of prized vehicles.
Finished in its original British Racing Green, the tan leather seats are tight and fresh as is the black soft top. The sparkling fresh optional chrome wire wheels set-off this exciting roadster that is sure to appreciate in value.
This 1973 Jaguar E-Type roadster has completly and professionaly restored to show condition and as such ready for any JCNA event.