Jaguar Cars is known for luxury British sports cars with international appeal. Perhaps the most famous is the E-type. See what the hype is all about and the benefits of a Jaguar E-Type restoration for classic sports car enthusiasts.
In 1961, this sports car first rolled off the Coventry assembly line. This grand tourer, with both two-seat coupe and two-seat roadster versions, was widely known for its style, beauty, and speed. It is, as Enzo Ferrari admitted, the “Most beautiful car in the world.”
Many key celebrities helped spread the word and increase the popularity of this iconic 1960s automobile. Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, George Best, and Sid James are just a few examples of famous E-type owners.
This stylish Jaguar made waves for a number of reasons. Not only was the body stunningly designed, but the team of engineers included several revolutionary features, such as an independent suspension and disc brakes on all four wheels.
After the E1A prototype, the E-type went through several additions and remained near the top of the list of most desirable automobiles. Here is the total number of E-types produced:
Production of all three series was manufactured over the course of 14 years, from 1961 to 1975. In North America, the E-type was known as the Jaguar XK-E. Regardless of the name, the model remains highly popular on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and is an excellent addition to any garage.
The blue-chip classic continues to impress audiences and turn heads with its precision engineering and timeless look. Here are some fast facts about the Jaguar E-type:
Ever since the first model rolled off the line, the E-type has undergone several key variations. Most were minor, but some made significant alterations to the classic design:
The Series 1, 2, and 3 Jaguars remain the classic, highly-sought-after versions for both restoration and modification. Classic sports car fans should work with a team of restoration professionals to achieve a memorable E-type Jaguar restoration.
From one of the first Series 1 roadsters to the latest Series 3 V12, turn to a dedicated shop for quality restoration services. Contact us at ECD Automotive Design to learn more about Custom Jaguar E-type restoration opportunities.
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