In the 1960 jaguar e type world, every decade or so comes with its own iconic car — a model that leaves a permanent mark on the landscape. For the Swinging Sixties, it was the Jaguar E-Type. It arrived on the scene in 1961 and dropped jaws all over the planet. It brought a combination of exotic engineering and a British sensibility to the road. Its looks are still unsurpassed. And it was fast — very fast.
In fact, it was so fast that Enzo Ferrari proclaimed the Jag to be “The most beautiful car ever made.” Its performance outdid the contemporary Ferrari 410 SuperAmerica ($16,800) and 250 GT Berlinetta SWB ($11,800), for less than half as much money.
Jaguar E-Type: Unraveling the Timeless Allure of an Automotive Legend
It was a revelation at the time, and it’s one of the reasons the E-Type is still revered today. It has become the icon of an era that celebrated freedom, rebellion, and pop culture. It also influenced the design of other sports cars, including Chevrolet’s Corvette.
This is a chance to drive the ultimate E-Type. Having been fully restored by the experts at Jaguar Classic, this 265bhp 3.8-liter straight-six XK engine delivers an exhilarating driving experience. AP racing four-pot front brakes and a polished stainless steel exhaust system ensure that this Jaguar is as fast as it is pretty.
I defy anyone not to fall utterly in love with this beauty after a few hours behind the wheel. Of course, the Jaguar will also enhance your own driving abilities – whether you’re an enthusiastic amateur or a dedicated racer.