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Jaguar will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the E-Type model this year with a return to the Geneva auto show where it was first unveiled back in 1961.

Launched that same year, the E-Type quickly became an iconic model, lauded for its design and a fixture of the 60s culture in Britain - one exemplar even sits permanently in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The E-Type came with a 3.8 liter engine producing 265 bhp (198 kW / 269 PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque and was one of the fastest production cars around with a top speed of around 150mph (241 km/h).

The model was designed by aeronautical engineer Malcolm Sayer who had also helped shape Le Mans winners such as the C- and D-Type Jaguars.

Production of the E-Type ran for 14 years and more than 70,000 units were sold.

In 1961, it came with a starting price of £2,256,15s (€2,620) or the equivalent of £38,000 (€44,135) today.

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