Jaguar Series I E-Type Fixed Head Coupe
In 1961, Jaguar released a successful combination of everything they learned from winning races and listening to customer input, the E-Type. With its monocoque passenger compartment/tail section, tube-framed engine bay, and tilting bonnet, it clearly descended from the D-Type, but its well-appointed interior, civilized 3.8-liter XK engine (directly from the XK 150S), and compliant suspension made it an ideal two place touring car and replacement for the XK 140 and 150.
265 bhp, 3,781 cc dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in.
Part of the RM Auctions event in Arizona in January, 2013.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Khiem Pham