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Review by Madelia Ring, Antiques and The Arts Weekly


A 1973 Jaguar Series 3 V12 XKE roadster that had spent most of its life in Florida leapt to the top of a recent auction by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, earning $87,500, a figure that was close to its odometer reading of 80,500 miles. With a screaming Signal Red exterior paint with black leather interior, the car is powered by a 5.3 liter, V12 engine with four carburetors and a four-speed manual transmission putting out 272 horsepower. Original manuals and records accompanied the car, showing all work performed by the previous owner. In 1961, Jaguar introduced the “E-Type,” or “XKE” as it became commonly known. The car was instantly recognized as one of the most handsome sports cars ever built and has been a highly desirable item since its introduction, with just under 8,000 produced.

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Originally in Antiques and The Arts Weekly and online, September 9, 2021.

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