The Jaguar E Type
A Jaguar E type is one of the world’s most iconic sports cars. It is a combination of beauty, high performance and competitive pricing. It is a car that sits high on every classic car enthusiast’s most wanted list.
The e type car was introduced at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show and immediately caught the imagination of car enthusiasts across the world. It was a revo-lutionary for the times, with a design that was unlike anything else on the market.
It was the first production car to use a steel monocoque rather than a separate body bolted onto the chassis. It also made the most of aluminium in the body panels and other components.
How the Jaguar E-Type Changed the Automotive Industry
A 3.8-litre XK engine was used to give 265 bhp at 5500 rpm, accelerating the E-type to just under 150 mph (240 km/h) with the help of three SU carburettors. The car was also equipped with a fiberglass bonnet and an aero-style windscreen.
Despite its impressive appearance the E-type was actually quite affordable compared to its competition, with a base price of around $7,000 for an XK-E. Its engine offered more horsepower than its competitors, while its braking system was excellent and it offered a lot of luxury features.
The E-type became the fastest selling sports car of all time. It was so successful that the demand soon overwhelmed the production capacity of Browns Lane, with order books and a waiting list growing rapidly.
Sixty years on, the E-type remains a timeless masterpiece. Its iconic styling and good looks will never go out of style. In fact, it will become even more popular and desirable as time goes by.