1973 Jaguar E-Type Convertible, 23k Miles, Dark Blue, Black Leather, V12 twin turbos, 4- Speed

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For Sale Used 1973 Jaguar E-Type Convertible, 23k Miles, Dark Blue, Black Leather, V12 twin turbos, 4- Speed | American Dream Machines Des Moines IA 50309
Convertible, 23k Miles, Dark Blue, Black Leather, V12 twin turbos, 4- Speed
Engine Size:
5.3L V12
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1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309515-245-9100

Very low mileage V12 Jaguar E-Type Convertible with unique performance and styling upgrades painted in correct Dark Blue with amazing original black leather interior that is a testimony to the care and low mileage of this XKE. According to the two previous owners this car has only 23220 actual miles and less than 1000 miles in the last 22 years. Nicely optioned with a  4-Speed manual transmission nice Jaguar wire wheels.  This special car is not your normal series III  277 hp V12,, 5.3L V12, KKE  square rubber bumper Jaguar. This car was low mileage Jaguar modified by Gordon Tatum of Gaithersburg MD in the mid-eights with two Ray Jay aircraft turbos that significantly increased the horsepower.  The hood was modified for weight and styling and the square rubber bumpers removed. The car looks amazing rolling on Jaguar wire wheels. 


  • Very well preserved 23220 mile Series III V12 Jaguar XKE body
  • Recently painted dark blue with less than 1000 miles
  • Original on Heritage Certificate confirms Dark Blue color.
  • Slightly modified fiberglass bonnet to improve lines 
  • Front appearance looks much better without square rubber bumpers 
  • Nice Wire wheels


  • Very nice, original well preserved  black leather bucket seats
  • Black interior confirmed by the Heritage Certificate
  • Great looking cockpit with nice original gauges
  • Newer Jaguar wood steering wheel
  • AC vents under dash
  • Period correct under dash radio  


  • 5.3L V12 engine upgraded with dual Ray Jay aircraft turbos
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Recent rebuilt of cylinder heads with receipts of $6600
  • Recent rebuilt brakes, suspension and radiator after sitting and not driving
  • Predator carburetor updated with the idle option
  • Manifold intercooler
  • Water/alcohol injection
  • MSD ignition
  • Oil cooler in nose
  • Spin-on oil filter
  • Manually operated manifold fuel injection
  • Holley fuel pump
  • INNOVATE exhaust fuel/air ratio sensor with digital display


  • Exhaust is dual straight through with 2 in-line silencers
  • Original suspension
  • 4 adjustable GAZ shocks added

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At American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quality classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing!
Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! We photograph our cars in our professional photo studio for the best possible image accuracy and representation of the cars. We do this because of our commitment to the authenticity and quality of the cars that we sell and the commitment to our customers.

1500 Locust Street Des Moines, IA 50309

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