The cars : Jaguar E-type development history


Quantum leap ALTHOUGH automotive styling is subjective, the one vehicle that seems to top more opinion polls naming the most beautiful car in the world, the Jaguar E-type. Styled mainly by aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer, with significant input by Sir William Lyons, the car caused a sensation when it was unveiled in 1961. For many, it’s […]

News : CMC stretches the E-type


Here’s an interesting way to make the Jaguar E-type even more usable – even if it comes at a hefty price. Classic Motor Cars Limited of Bridgnorth (CMC) is currently restoring a 1968 Series 1 4.2-litre roadster, and is going to stretch it by 4.5in for its owner. The E-type has been named ‘the Kaizen’ […]

Guyson E12

Dating from 1974, this archetypal Towns design was essentially a reclothed E-type… ONE stormy night in 1972, hill-climb champion Jim Thomson – who was also managing director of shot-blasting equipment manufacturer Guyson International – lost control of his Series III E-Type Jaguar on a country road near Wetherby in Yorkshire. Most people would have surveyed […]

Archive : The last Jaguar E-type is built

The last Jaguar E-type

JAGUAR In the week ending September 14th 1974, Jaguar produced the last E-type. Due to the large amount of unsold cars in dealers showrooms, the event was not publicised at the time.

Archive : Jaguar plans

On this day: JAGUAR MEMO Jaguar Cars, technical director William Heynes writes a memo to Sir William Lyons titled, “E-type Vehicle Project Plan”. In it Heynes argues the case for introducing a V12 E-type, codenamed XJ25, for launch in January 1970. The XJ21 would then appear in spring 1971. “Engineering is well in hand on […]

Archive : E-type steals the show at Geneva

1961-jaguar-e-type-on-exhibition-floor Geneva Auto Show

GENEVA Thursday Britain’s new E-type Jaguar was hailed by the Swiss press today as the “sensation” of the 31st Geneva International Motor Show. Sir William Lyons, chairman of the Jaguar Company, was standing beside a model of the car which is making its world premiere here when the show opened today. “We have already received […]