This exquisite Jaguar E-type Series 3 Roadster boasts an intriguing history that adds to its allure. The Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate confirms its build date as 06 November 1973, just seven months before production ceased. Shipped to British Leyland, New York, USA, as a stock vehicle on 24 January 1974 with chassis number UE 1S 23908 BW, it was initially purchased by Dr. J & J Amado Ltd, as evidenced by the original Purchase Order in the car’s History File. Their trade-in Chrysler handover date on 17 September 1974 indicates their eagerness to own this beauty.
Having remained in the hands of its original US owner until the mid-1990s, the E-type was later imported to the UK by Jaguar Land Rover Classic Car Sales and stored as part of their prestigious ‘E-type Reborn Programme’ in 2014. It was then auctioned by H&H in March 2019, and eventually acquired by Mr. Colin Briscoe, a retired garage owner well-known within the classic car trade.
Mr. Briscoe’s efforts to give the car a new lease of life have paid off, and it has now been converted to a more suitable European specification. Freshly painted and presented with a current French registration, this remarkable vehicle comes with heart-warming e-mail correspondence between Mr. Briscoe and the daughter of the deceased US owner, confirming its history of family use and storage.