272 bhp, 5,343 cc V-12 engine with four Zenith-Stromberg carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes.
The 1974 model year marked the end of an era for Jaguar, as it was the final production year for the E-Type, one of Jaguar’s most celebrated post-war models. Throughout its transition from the Series I 3.8-liter inline-six to the Series III powered by a 5.3-liter V-12, the E-Type had remained an icon of British engineering and design. Over the E-Type’s 13 years of production, it had evolved into a comfortable grand tourer, and the V-12 cars were the pinnacle of that evolution.
The addition of a V-12 engine over the earlier straight-six meant an increase in available power. Other mechanical changes included a new suspension and wider track. The roadster also adapted the longer wheelbase of the outgoing 2+2 coupe, providing for slightly more interior room.