1972 Jaguar XKE Series 3 Coupe V12

Available for auction is this 1972 Jaguar XKE Series 3 Coupe finished in Maroon over a Cinnamon leather interior. Introduced in 1971, the Series 3 XKE featured a 5.3-liter V12 engine, power steering, and an improved braking system. This example is said to have remained under the care of the same family since 1976 while kept in a climate-controlled garage and receiving continuous maintenance. A recent service is said to have included a new stainless steel exhaust system, brakes, cooling fans, and more. This Jaguar is now being offered for auction by its seller out of North Carolina.

The Series 3 XKE featured a longer wheelbase than its predecessor and can be identified by its larger front grille, flared wheel arches, quad-exit exhaust, and V12 badging. This example was originally finished in silver and was repainted in the current shade of Maroon approximately 12 years ago. Several imperfections and blemishes are depicted in the gallery, including a small rust bubble behind the rear driver’s side wheel. It rides on a set of 15” chrome wire wheels dressed in new Michelin tires.

The 2+2 cabin features seats trimmed in Cinnamon leather with a matching headliner and door panels. The interior is said to have been reupholstered at some point from its originally specified black leather. Small blemishes are noted throughout the cabin including some lifting of the vinyl material and warping of the spare tire cover. Equipment includes a locking glove box, air conditioning, roll-up windows, a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, and Smith's instrumentation. The seller confirms that all gauges and accessories remain functional, although the speedometer needle occasionally jumps.

The Series 3 XKE introduced a new 5.3-liter V12 engine equipped with four Zenith-Stromberg carburetors. The engine in this Coupe is believed to have been replaced with a new factory unit in 1976 through a Jaguar dealer, and a PCV system has been engineered and installed. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 4-speed manual transmission. Recent service includes the replacement of a cracked exhaust manifold with a ceramic coated unit as well as a new stainless-steel exhaust, clutch hydraulics, cooling fans/relays, tires, and a rebuild of the braking system.

This sale will include a clean title.

 

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $38,000
  • Auction End: 2022-10-07 19:14:04+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 24
viewed 3,173 times saved 57 times

Comments (48)

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Bfrench0965 Guys,
    We’re getting close. Let’s make this happen!!

  • Crotonoth 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $38,000

  • springrush 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $36,250

  • techR 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • springrush 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $35,500

  • raychsh 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $35,250

  • techR 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • raychsh 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $34,250

  • Gblankoph 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $34,000

  • raychsh 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $33,750

  • Gblankoph 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $33,500

  • raychsh 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $33,250

  • Gblankoph 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $33,000

  • raychsh 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $32,250

  • Crotonoth 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • techR 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $31,000

  • Tom44 (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Gorgeous car

  • bhmohio 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $27,000

  • Crotonoth 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Bfrench0965 Good luck to all bidders! The owner and I look forward to finding this kitten a new and loving home. We fully expect this car to sell today.

  • bhmohio 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,000

  • DLC 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • DLC (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Thanks

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @DLC The AC works great! Other than the reverse lamps not working, which will be fixed in the next two or three days, it is good to go.

  • DLC (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Does the AC work properly? Anything else that needs attention?

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @DLC Looks like the backup switch may be the culprit. A new one is on the way.

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • GSuttles 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • DLC (registered bidder) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    @Bfrench0965 thanks

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    @DLC I’ll take a look at that this evening.

  • DLC 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • DLC (registered bidder) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    looks like the reverse lights aren't working in the video............

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 1 month, 4 weeksago

    @Bfrench0965 To anyone interested in bidding on this car, I am happy to answer any questions you may have or take any additional photos you may want. The car is located in Asheville, NC. I am very happy to show the car by appointment between now and the end of the auction.

  • ferrari400i 1 month, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,050

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 2 monthsago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • WRENCH.56 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Fair enough!

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 2 monthsago

    @WRENCH.56 I thought I might rile someone up with the talk of the V12 performance vs the series 2. Let’s just agree, the V12 performs…… differently. LOL!

  • WRENCH.56 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Time out on the comment about Series 2 cars with the 4.2 DOHC straight six lacking the performance of a SOHC 5.0 V-12.
    I maintain that on anywhere with twisties, including a track, the six will stomp the V-12 silly!
    One need only look at Jaguar’s long and successful racing career of the sixes.

  • Bfrench0965 (seller) 2 monthsago

    @WRENCH.56 Thank you for your comments!
    I totally agree about the v12 coupe being a great touring car. On a long ride you get to your destination in comfort. Added headroom, better visibility, easier ingress and egress with the longer doors of the series 3, AC…….. And with the manual gearbox behind that silky smooth V12 you have all the performance that the series 2 cars lack.

  • WRENCH.56 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    Seems like a very nice example.
    IMO, being as Jaguar did not modify the space frame portion of the chassis for the V-12, it’s a case of packing 10 lbs. of stuff into a 5 lb. box.
    That said, the 2+2 configuration makes for a lot of room in a great touring car.

  • VCAT 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,800

  • rockingchairmotors 2 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

Leave a comment

1972 Jaguar XKE Series 3 Coupe V12
Final bid: $38,000 This auction has ended.
You're disconnected from PCARMARKET. We're trying to get you back online. A poor Internet connection can affect your ability to see bids and comments. If the problem persists, try reloading the page.