'Drive a Legend'
"A Star is Born! - 40 years ago at Geneva the E-type stunned the world. Some things never change..."
Jaguar Drivers Club Magazine - March 2001
Seen by many as the archetypal British sportscar, the E-type has gained public awareness on a scale that no other sportscar has ever enjoyed. It is simply the all time classic...
If you visualise a sportscar you may have other competing images of Ferrari, Porsche or Aston Martin but how many of their models leap as readily to mind as the E-type does for Jaguar. In 1961 the car captured everyone’s imagination from small boy to managing director, with timeless lines and unbelievable performance, it endears itself to each successive generation. As the JDC said; 'some things never change...'
Although 1961 saw the birth of a car synonymous with the word sportscar, (although in context is perhaps more a sporting grand tourer than out and out sportscar ), the very first 3.8 litre E-type was not without its fair share of problems; cooling, brakes, gearbox and seating were all far from perfect.
As such we have selected two excellent examples of the later 4.2 litre Series 1 E-type for you to enjoy driving. Versions that are almost identical in appearance to the original E type which ‘stunned the world’ and yet incorporate the benefits of several year’s production.If you speak to the Jaguar experts they will tell you that this is the version of the E-type to drive - straight six, 4.2 litre double overhead cam, with the classic E-type appearance. The perfect choice for anyone who has ever watched the Italian Job and winced as the E type careered down the side of the cliff!
Choose from our 1967 E type convertible beautifully finished in Midnight Blue with Biscuit interior & our 1965 Fixed Head Coupe appropriately finished in Jaguar Racing Green with Black hide that harks back to Jaguar's great Le Mans era. So whether you long for wind in the hair motoring or the stylish sleek design of the coupe we are perfectly placed to help. At least once in your life, you should drive an E type - if only to find out what all the fuss was about.
Treat yourself or make someone's dream come true with a hire or an inclusive Classic Car Break... For details on availability please telephone 0845 458 1108 (Local Rate) or use the contact us form.