Advanced Search
  List all Cars
  Top 10 Lists
  Dream Garage
  Photo Gallery
  Supercar History
  Record Breakers
  Best Buys
  Class Leaders
  Our Favourites
  Concept Cars
  Trumps Game
  Jaguar E-Type (Mk III)
1971 - 1974
Jaguar E-Type (Mk III)
Previous Photo
next photo
Jaguar E-Type (Mk III) Jaguar E-Type (Mk III) Jaguar E-Type (Mk III) Jaguar E-Type (Mk III) Jaguar E-Type (Mk III)

Metric   Imperial
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
4 Speed Automatic
Number Built 15291 
Type Conventional
Details V12
326 in3 
Max Power
272 bhp @5850rpm 
Max Torque
304 lb/ft @3600rpm 
Power to Weight
189 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
211 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 51 bhp/litre 
Compression 9.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.54 X 2.78 in 
Fuel Cons
15 mpg 
Top Speed
145 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
7.2 sec 
0 - 100 mph
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
14.9sec @???mph 
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
184.5 in 
66.0 in 
51.0 in 
3230 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
Tyres (F/R)
Fuel Capacity
18 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £45000 - £125000

Jaguar's long awaited V12 was at the heart of the E-Type Mark III. The XJ6 also shared the same engine making Jaguar, Ferrari and Lamborghini the only three manufacturers offering a V12 road car. The Mark III can be distinguished from its predecessors by a larger, chrome plated radiator grill, flared wheel arches and a power 'bulge' on the bonnet.

With the Mark III, Jaguar discontinued the 2 seater coupe, concentrating on the roadster and 2+2. Unfortunately, the oil crisis took its toll and this, along with customers comparing the Mk III unfavourably with the MK I, led to the end of production of this classic motor car in 1974.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
59% 59% 1% 3
Ranks 615 of 771 Ranks 612 of 771 Ranks 511 of 771 Ranks 456 of 771

Compare rivals

Ferrari Dino 246GT/GTS

(1969 - 1974)

Compare variants

Compare lineage


(1961 - 1970)

E-Type (Mk III)

(1971 - 1974)

F-Type R

(2015 - date)

Links *

Show all Jaguars

Jaguar Overview

Browse Jaguar Photos

Search Auto Trader

Search Ebay

Parkers Guide

Autocar Review

Evo Review

YouTube Video Clips

Jaguar official site

Jaguar tuning specialist

Share this page on    share SupercarWorld on Facebook  share SupercarWorld on Twitter  share SupercarWorld on Google Plus  share SupercarWorld on Pinterest  share SupercarWorld on LinkedIn  share SupercarWorld on Tumblr  share SupercarWorld by email