The Jaguar E Type

jaguar e type

E type – the iconic Jaguar sports car

Sixty years after its original launch at the Geneva Motor Show, the renowned jaguar e types is a car that has been synonymous with British motoring for decades. It has a reputation as one of the most beautiful, exciting and powerful cars to ever grace the road.

The E-type was launched in 1961 as a derivative of the successful Jaguar D-Type racing car and it achieved a top speed of just under 240km/h! Its captivating Malcolm Sayer design was a departure from the XK120 models that preceded it, incorporating an aerodynamically curved front bonnet and longer wheelbase.

The Jaguar E-Type: An Engineering Marvel

This was a car that set a benchmark for Jaguar’s future designs and it is an essential part of their history. It also helped to shape their sports car image, which is a big part of what we think of as Jaguar today.

E type was made in three series, each of which had its own unique features and look. They included the Series 1 (from 1961 to 1968); the Series 2 from 1968 to 1971 and the final Series 3 from 1971 to 1975.

Series 1 – 1962 to 1967

The Series 1 was the first production Jaguar with independent coil spring rear suspension, power assisted four wheel disc brakes and a rear mounted four wheel drive system. It was available as a two-seat coupe or convertible, or as a 2+2 coupe with a shortened wheelbase.

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