With a gleaming white exterior, this jaguar e type 1961 exudes elegance and sophistication that has captivated car enthusiasts for decades. The pristine body and chrome accents reflect the attention to detail that went into crafting this iconic vehicle. The sleek silhouette hints at the power that lies beneath, offering an exhilarating driving experience like no other.
Launched in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type ushered in a new era for the British automaker. Based on the company’s C- and D-type sports-racing cars, it was designed to be the ultimate in high-speed motoring. Using Jaguar’s fully independent rear suspension and the powerful 265bhp 3.8-litre engine from its passenger cars, it was capable of a claimed top speed of 150mph. This was a remarkable speed for the time, and had competitors such as Ferrari scrambling to catch up.
1961 Jaguar E-Type: A Journey through Time with the Epitome of Automotive Excellence”
While the Jaguar E-Type did not win any major races, it proved a worthy competitor in private hands. For example, Michael Parkes won the 1965 Australian GT Championship in a Series 1 OTS. It also did well in European racing, with a win in the 1962 Spa Six-Hour Race driven by Peter Sargent, who finished just one lap behind the winner driving a Ferrari Berlinetta.
This example was built in late March of 1961, on the leading edge of Series 1 production. It has a number of desirable features such as flat floors, welded louvers, covered head lamps and a Moss non-synchromesh four-speed transmission.