Wednesday, 30 May 2012

1961, Cars: Jaguar E-Type

The Jaguar E-Type was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market (UK) launch came four months later in July 1961. The E-Type was designed as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupé) and as convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). The 2+2 version with a lengthened wheelbase was released several years later.

The E-type was manufactured between 1961 and 1974 in three series: Series 1 (1961-1968), Series II (1969-1971) and Series 3 (1971-1974). In total 72515 E-Type's were made. (FHC: 20297; OTS: 33996; 2+2: 18222)

Jaguar E-Type Series I FHC
Jaguar E-Type Series I OTS

Jaguar E-Type Series I 2+2
Jaguar E-Type Series II OTS
Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2



  1. To quote a famous line for the E-type Jaguar, “The most beautiful car ever made…”. Even after 50 years, this remains to be the most gorgeous vehicle I have ever laid eyes on. With the classic two-seater and the all-vintage sound its motors produce, I can just envision myself cruising down a 60’s movie-like drive on the road.

    Kerstin Shed

  2. The E-type convertible is really gorgeous and elegant! That was the car my wife and I used when we got married. :) Driving an open, two-seater car with the woman you love is just so amazing! :'D

    Kyle Schmidt