1974 V12 E Type Series3 OTS Primrose Yellow Auto transmission

1974 Jaguar E-Type base OTS

Make: Jaguar
Model: E-Type
SubModel: OTS
Type: Convertible
Trim: base OTS
Year: 1974
Mileage: 32,650
VIN: UE1$24515
Color: Yellow
Engine: v12
Cylinders: 12
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, United States
Air Conditioning
Convertible, Leather Seats

Description for Jaguar E-Type 1974

We are selling our Series 3 V12 1974 XKE E-type OTS, V12 with 3 spd Auto transmission. 31.8K Miles. It runs well, sounds good, and fun to drive to take to dinner and car club meets.
We are the 3rd owners (first owner was Cameron B. from new in 1974 to 1986, second owner was Robert M. from 18K miles in 1986 to 2001; we are he third owners from 23K miles in 2001 to now - the sales history has been passed from owner to owner, so the transfer dates, dealers, mileage and owners full names are known). (For privacy I am not putting their full names in this listing).
The car has always been in Michigan for all 3 owners (resold by same dealer twice).
The car has been used on many drives to dinner, ice cream and Jaguar of Michigan club events.
Yes the original AM/FM radio still works. Power Steering. Power Brakes.
Base, pressed steel wheels with hub caps type (easy 1 minute wipe to clean each).
OTS (Open Two Seat) Roadster body type.
4 pipe Fan Tail Exhaust type finisher.
Adjustable steering column (in/out distance from dash panel to driver).
I believe all E types from 1969 to 1974 have this feature.

Engine Number:


Gearbox Number:


Car Number:


Body Number:


Body Color:

Primrose Yellow

Build Date:

2/74 (sticker on left door sill)

Interior Color:

Cinnamon leather, Cinnamon Vinyl

Car / Chassis numbers match between build plate, body stamping and metal tag on left front windscreen.
Engine number matches the build plate also.
I don't know where to find the gear box number, so I can't check that number on the build plate.
Video1: Cold start (outside air temperature is 50F or 10C)
(also the start of the drive around the block till cell phone camera fell off the dash board)

Video2: Drive around the block (continued after I re-positioned the camera phone)
Video3: Warm start after the drive around the block.
Video4: small drive by


Known defects:
> Photo 24
at upper left curved corner of the front wind screen, there is a defect in the safety glass plates.

The defect area is clear and about 2 inches by 1 inch. It is nearly invisible in the photo.

This appears to be a glass manufacturing defect and has not grown in size during our ownership. I have seen other 1974 XKEs having the same glass defect and in the same upper left location of their windscreen.

> The paint in general looks nice. I counted 1 crack in the paint on the right side, and 2 small, shallow stone dings from maybe road debris behind the left rear wheel or LR fender panel. These do not show in the photos.

> The A/C works, but marginally. The cold air is only about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than ambient air. It worked well last year, so I think it just needs a recharging. I have a can of Rf12 if you know or have a mechanic that can properly recharge the A/C. I don't use the A/C since I always drive the car with the top down.

The following are items modified: (non-original)
> seat belt loops from Chevy Cavalier (I didn't have the heart to put holes through new seat leather, these can be removed; these prevent seat belts from rubbing against the seat leather, plus they hold the seat belt out from the seat for comfort at the shoulder for large fellows like me)
>> the original seat belt black metal "U" shaped loops are included with the vehicle <<

> automatic power antenna for going up and down
> "seat belt start inhibit" switch has been de-activated (the original 1974 set up was the car would not start unless you wore the seat belt properly clicked in)
> unused far right dash switch can activate the radiator fans manually
> engine carb balance tubes are chromed

> air filter boxes and trumpets are chromed (originals were gray)

> Opus ignition replaced by Pertronix system (the original Opus module is sold with the vehicle)

> fuel pump was replaced with a solid state breaker-less pump (SU 377-335 from Moss Motors)

> the convertible top is 2 sided cloth (from a German company)(no pinch point damage from roof frame when the roof is in the down position)

Other Servicing:

modernized the fuel pump and ignition, replace engine crank shaft end seals, many various gaskets, all belts, all hoses, steering pump, steering rack, coolant pump, fuses, carbs rebuilt, replaced every relay,

installed louder turn indicator sounder, cleaned and epoxy coated fuel tank. Most of the above repair work was done by English Motors in Shelby Twp (he has now retired and his shop is closed) and more recent work was done by a small foreign car service shop in Roseville, MI.

Other items sold with the vehicle:
> service history in Excel spreadsheet format
> original window sticker (dealer was Falvey Jaguar on Woodward Ave. Ferndale, MI 4/19/1974)
> original owners manual
> 2 old +2 new engine water drip shields / fins (not installed to help show engine in photos)
> all the receipts I have for servicing (plus a few from prior owners)
> service manuals and parts catalog
> vinyl rear boot mat
> tonneau cover
> 6 new unused oval oil filter cartridges (unique to E Type V12s)
> 16 new unused air filters
> 3 new unused fuel filters
> a new unused A/C dryer for converting to R123 or R134
> 3 sets of car keys
> blue scissor jack stand & lug wrench
> cloth breathable car cover
> other parts I've saved up
Interior & rear boot carpeting, new seat leather are from Alridge Trimming (UK).
There is no warranty, the vehicle is sold "AS IS". The buyer is responsible for pick up, and/or shipping to where ever they live. Buyer is responsible for sending $500 via PayPal as initial deposit. Balance is due in 10 days. When check clears, the title will be sent out to the buyer. Inter bank transfer is OK also, should go quicker and would be easier for non US buyers.

The buyer is also responsible for their own state's or provincial vehicle import or sales or registration taxes.

If you have questions, please ask through eBay's Contact Seller.

Below are some questions emailed to us:
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Yes, the engine block and body numbers match.

Yes, the car I believe was either repainted and.or clear coated in the 1980s.

Its the 1 receipt I'm missing to know exactly what was done paint-wise prior to our ownership.

The original vehicle color is Pale Primrose Yellow. The paint in the fuse panel access area inside the dash board and all the other strange places in the vehicle are also Pale Primrose Yellow.

Dash board top, dash board face panel, door trim panels, and door sill coverings I believe are still the original.

The fuses were replaced because they were falling apart due to age... the fuse filaments were breaking away from end caps.

The farthest we've ever drive this car is 230 Miles in 1 day. Most of its drives are <40 miles round trip.

Why did we get an automatic transmission version ? So the wife can drive it and she does enjoy driving this car.

Is it leaking oil on the garage floor? No. It did suffer an end bearing seal leak many years ago, that splattered oil all over the transmission and the garage floor, but that servicing was completed >9 years ago.

When the engine was pulled for that repair, the coolant pump was also replaced as a precaution (easy to replace the pump since the engine was already removed from the car).

Why does our car cold start faster than others... we have a 1000Amp truck battery installed into the car... the biggest we could find that fits the battery holder. It turns the 20W-50 thick oiled V12 with ease.


Note: Before bidding, please contact your insurance company, local government vehicle offices to determine additional costs, taxes, importing fees of buying this or any car. The buyer is responsible for paying all taxes, fees, transporting carrier costs, etc. to where ever they live. The vehicle is expected to removed from our garage within 30 days of purchase.