• The world’s favourite ‘60s icon
• A potent symbol of the best in British design and engineering
• One of the most recognised cars in the world
• Complete year-by-year history of the E-type
• A feast of nostalgia that will delight all E-type enthusiasts
• The most glamorous sports car of its time
• A deserving recipient of the title ‘Great Car’
• Sumptuous colour photos
• Includes fascinating anecdotes and curiosities
• A Veloce classic reprint
This book provides an insight into the background, development and features of Jaguar’s iconic E-Type in both historic and modern day terms, and is beautifully illustrated with superb archive images and modern studio photography.
Four decades after its launch, the Jaguar E-type is still at the top of most car enthusiasts’ Christmas lists. An enduring example of design and engineering excellence, it is instantly recognisable to people around the world. In production from 1961 to 1974, it was celebrated at the time as the most glamorous sports car of them all and is today one of the best-know icons of the 60s. If ever there was a deserving recipient of the tile ‘Great Car,’ it’s the classically elegant Jaguar E-type.
In this fascinating, extensively illustrated book, Nigel Thorley describes the year by year history and development of the Jaguar E-Type, including anecdotes and curiosities along the way. Together with a sumptuous collection of colour photographs, this adds up to a feast of nostalgia that will delight all admirers of this most sinuous of cats.
Period covered: 1961- 1974
Models covered: E-type
Series 1, 2 & 3 models 1961 to 1974