Jaguar E-Type

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The car that Enzo Fer­rari him­self pro­claimed to be the most beau­ti­ful in the world was first un­veiled at the 1961 Geneva Mo­tor Show and to­day still rates so highly as a shape that there’s an ex­am­ple of the car on per­ma­nent dis­play at Moma in New York City. Tak­ing many of its de­sign cues from Jaguar’s D-Type Le Mans racer of the time, the E-Type’s de­signer, Mal­colm Sayer, was tasked with mak­ing the car ap­peal mainly to the US mar­ket. He suc­ceeded. In­stantly recog­nis­able thanks to its long, sculpted nose and set-back glasshouse, the E-Type backed up its al­lur­ing looks with some gen­uine un­der-the-skin prow­ess, in­clud­ing an in­de­pen­dent rear sus­pen­sion, har­nessed by Jaguar on race­tracks around Eu­rope. Lauded for their rel­a­tive af­ford­abil­ity, around 70 000 E-Types were sold over a 14-year pe­riod of pro­duc­tion. Fa­mous own­ers in­cluded Ge­orge Har­ri­son, Brigitte Bar­dot and Frank Si­na­tra.

THIS 1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 DHC IS ON DIS­PLAY AT THE FRAN­SCHHOEK MO­TOR MU­SEUM.

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