The e type jaguar coupe is the most coveted of all Jaguar’s legendary cars. The ’60s icon’s dazzling design, racing pedigree and sheer power has made it an iconic car that has garnered the adoration of many celebrities, including Frank Sinatra and Roy Orbison.
It’s a good idea to get a Jaguar specialist to inspect any car you are considering purchasing. A specialist will know what to look for and will be able to identify any issues which you might not be able to detect on your own, such as rust, or accident damage.
One of the most important things to check on any classic car is the condition of the body panels – as these are prone to rust and need to be repaired properly if they are to be repainted or replaced. This is especially important with the E-Type which has a complicated unibody construction which needs careful attention as it is very weak and delicate.
Jaguar E-Type Racing: A Look at Its Legacy on the Track
The chassis was built using a unitary construction process, ensuring all the bodywork and drivetrains were bolted together as a single monocoque. This was a new concept for the ’60s production car world and it proved to be a success, offering increased strength, weight savings and reduced body flex.
The ’60s straight six was the XK series which is an excellent inline-six producing a very strong and powerful output of 265 hp. It was used throughout the Series I/II cars and continued in production until 1987.