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Why the Jaguar E-Type is still a style icon after 50 years

Classic car enthusiasts are celebrating the 50th birthday of the Jaguar E-Type, an icon of 1960s motoring.

As part of events to mark the anniversary, more than 50 examples of the vehicle are being driven through London on Monday.

Although it was in production for just 14 years, the E-Type is regarded by many as being one of the world's most beautiful cars.

E-Type expert Philip Porter looks at why, 50 years on from its debut, the car is still considered to be such a style icon and a design that was ahead of its time.