After a thirteen-year run in the sports car market, the 1974 model-year would be the last production year for the world-famous Jaguar E Type. Offering a powerful 5.3L V012 engine with upgraded brakes and standard power steering, the 1974 Jaguar E Type 2+2 Coupe and Open Two Seater models were some of the most sought-after luxury sports cars of their era. Easily identified by the large cross-slatted front grille and the flared wheel arches, the dead giveaway was the V12 badge located on the rear trunk lid. Models bound for the United States are also easily identified by the side indicator repeats on the front wings and the large rubber bumper over-riders located on both the front and the rear. In 1973 these were only offered on the front. These are just a few of the ways that you can distinguish the Jaguar E Type model you are looking at.
As the last production year for the Jaguar E Type, the 1974 Jaguar E Type 2+2 Coupe is often favored by collectors and enthusiasts, as it offers all of the changes and updates that were made throughout the thirteen-year long production run. The epitome of the E Type franchise, these models have easily held their value in the classic car market. If you’re thinking about buying a 1974 Jaguar E Type, always verify the authenticity of the model by comparing the engine and chassis numbers to Jaguar records. As you probably already know, condition and authenticity are directly correlated to value. You’ll also want to have a thorough pre-purchase inspection performed, whether the car is 3-miles away or 3,000-miles away. This is one of the best ways to ensure you’re investing your money wisely. Not sure of who to use for the inspection? Connect with the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club. Their team of classic car professionals has connections across the country and can help facilitate this request.
Want to learn more about the 1974 Jaguar E Type 2+2 Coupe? The Beverly Hills Car Club team is standing by to assist you and looks forward to welcoming you into their California classic car dealership family. Contact them today to learn more and to begin the process of finding the classic Jag you’ve always dreamed of. They look forward to hearing from you soon!
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