The Jaguar E-Type made its debut on March 21, 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show where the company proved to the world once again that they could build an incredible performance car with equally impressive appearance. Even Enzo Ferrari agreed, remarking that it was the best-looking car ever made.
The Jaguar E-Type was intended as the next generation replacement to Jaguar’s Xk120-150 series of sports cars. The E-Type employed many lessons learned over the years, including those in the heat of competition with the D-Type sports racer. Power was from Jaguar’s 3.8-liter, straight six-cylinder engine which was first used in the XK150S the year before. The engine was rated at 265 horsepower and gave the E-Type a top speed of 150 mph. The E-Type was equipped with modern independent rear suspension giving the car precise handling, grip, and comfort.
Here’s a pic of one of my favorite cars that we’ve ever had at eimports: 1968 XKE Coupe. We found a new home for this little baby down in South Carolina where she’s enjoying the mild climate.
Happy B-Day to the E Type !