E-type Celebrates 60 Years In Style

Sun 14th Mar 2021

Jaguar are celebrating sixty years of their iconic sports car, the E-type, by releasing 12 expertly restored and upgraded versions of the classic.

The E-type was launched in Geneva in March 1961, with the lone coupe proving so popular for test drives that the company rushed a second vehicle from Coventry to Switzerland overnight.

Now Jaguar Classic are launching a unique limited run of both the roadster and the coupe available in pairs at the cost of £850,000, with the 3.8 litre engine complemented with a 1961-style alloy radiator, electric cooling and an electronic ignition system. The E-types will also come with a few mod-cons, including a Jaguar Classic Infotainment System, built-in satellite navigation and Bluetooth connectivity.

That sat-nav could come in handy for those who are lucky enough to buy one of the limited edition E-types as the twelve vehicles will participate in a recreation of the E-type pilgrimage from Coventry to Geneva.

“Sixty years after its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961, the talented team at Jaguar Classic are releasing the ultimate birthday present to the E-type: The E-type 60 Collection,” said Dan Pink, Director at Jaguar Classic. “The attention to detail demonstrates how this project has been a labour of love for our designers, engineers, craftspeople and partners. Exquisite detailing combined with enhanced usability ensure these E-types will be coveted and enjoyed for decades to come by their discerning owners, starting with a once-in-a-lifetime Coventry to Geneva pilgrimage for our six customers and their guests in Summer 2022.”