January 12th 2016
The most famous British sports car ever produced, the Jaguar E-Type which was manufactured in Britain between 1961 and 1975. Combining both beauty and performance along with competitive pricing established Jaguar E-Type as a marque of distinction.
Around the early 1960’s most sports car had drum brakes, live rear axles, and average performance times. The Jaguar E-Type arrived on the sports car scene offering speeds up to 150 mph and a 0-60 time of less than 7 seconds. Based on the famed Jaguar D Type car, which has won the world’s most prestigious sports-car race for three consecutive years (1955-1957), the E-type was destined for success. It was the first production vehicle employing the racing design of a body tub attached to a tubular framework, with the engine bolted directly to the framework.
At E-Type UK we have won our enviable reputation for the quality of our Jaguar E-Type restoration and upgrade work covering E-Type series 1, 2 and 3.
We are regularly re-building the IRS unites that effectively hold the back wheels and suspension to the frame of the E-Type bodywork. This example is being built for a Series 1 E-Type vehicle and is awaiting various additional parts before being fitted to our E-type Series 1.