duminică, 10 aprilie 2016

Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 1964 - World Of Classic Cars -

Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 1964

Jaguar’s E-Type was an immediate hit, from its introduction at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show until its end in 1974. Autocar said it was a “breakthrough in design of high-performance vehicles”. At its New York introduction a month later, Road & Track called it “every bit as exciting as the XK120 was” at its 1948 debut, whilst Car and Driver succinctly remarked that it was “sensual and elemental”.
This was the first Jaguar not designed by William Lyons but rather Malcolm Sayer, an aircraft engineer turned car designer who had worked on the C-Type and D-Type Jaguars and who would later design the XJ13 racing prototype and the XJS coupé. The E-Type’s theme could be described as voluptuous minimalism, as the car had shapely curves and was almost devoid of ornamentation. In place of a grille, Sayer used a simple oval air inlet that had been bisected by a thin chrome bar. Its bumpers were similarly slight, whilst the headlights were covered in Plexiglas nacelles, which was an aircraft-inspired touch that is still much-loved by purists.
Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 1964

Whilst little is known of the early history of this Series 1 E-Type, it is known that the car was fully restored in 2006. It was subsequently imported into Europe from the United States and has resided there in a prominent collection. This desirable covered-headlamp example looks stunning in its classic red over black leather colour scheme, and its owner has described it as being every bit as nice as the day it was restored. For additional driving comfort, larger wheels with 205/70x15 tyres have also been equipped.
The E-Type was a remarkable achievement in engineering and design when it first debuted, and this beautiful example carries on the proud Jaguar tradition some 50 years later.