E-Type Jaguar

Contributed by Coventry Transport Museum

1975 E-Type Jaguar, the company's most famous product

The E-Type Jaguar is the most iconic design of all JaguarsThe E-Type Jaguar first went on sale to the public in 1961. Very soon its sleek design and great performance made it popular with the motoring press and those that could afford to purchase one.

It became an icon of the 1960s featuring in many movies and owned by the rich and famous.

The E-Type revolutionised sports cars design with performance, handling and looks all ahead of its time.

The museum's E-Type is one of the last 40 to be produced. It was made especially for the 1975 Earls Court Motorshow, where it won an award for best interior coachwork.

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  • 1. At 14:11 on 29 October 2010, the legal view wrote:

    Even today driving an E type is a stunning motoring experience; a true icon of the Swinging Sixties but also a tribute to superb British engineering....the performance of an Aston or a Mercedes for 1/2 the price

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