Initially launched in 1961 as the “E” Type Open Two Seater, the E-Type (XKE) is Jaguar’s most iconic car. Jaguar described it as being “developed from the famous “C” and “D” Type Sports-Racing cars
The result was a 150 mph cruiser that had companies like Ferrari scrambling to make sure there next generation supercar could match the Jaguar E-Type
The first jaguar E-Type to be shown in public was driven to the Geneva Motor Show and introduced to the world.
In fact, the Competition Department in 1956 became the Prototype Shop to specifically develop the D-Type as a road car.
Because saloon production was Jaguar’s primary concern, only a small team was devoted to E-Type development.
From the first aluminum prototypes, Cyril Crouch had to design the E-Type from the bottom-up in steel. The process took an exceptionally long time to sort out,
. Attached to the body by an enclosed sub-frame, the suspension was completely contained with the onboard brakes, twin spring/damper units and all the pickup points.
Production began in March of 1961. In 1964 Jaguar E - Type updated the engine to 4.2 liters which had noticeably more torque but retained the 150 mph top speed.
the 4.2 became the preferred driver’s car. Additional refinements included better seats, revised dashboard, armrests and a storage compartment on the transmission tunnel.
The first 500 cars made in 1961 and 1962 are different from later production cars by having early details such has outside hood latches and a fully spot-welded hood with a separate louvre panel.
Earliest First-gen, Outside-bonnet-latch, Welded-louver, Flat-floor Model One Of Only 385 LHD Outside-bonnet-latch Roadsters All Verified As Original.
One of the best-driving and sounding E-Types available. Supplied with a factory hardtop, spare wheel, and tool kit. Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust certificate.
Beautifully restored inside and out with JCNAs how-credentials. Used for Fashion advertisements and TV program ‘Car Crazy’. Offered with Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and history file.
Harry Fulford, of jaguar E-Type UK/USA in Newbury Park, California. Finishing the car in its original, sporting color combination of Black over a Red interior with a Black top.