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For Sale: 1961 Jaguar E-Type
in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Flatfloor (very first series) When it was launched in 1961, the appeal of E-Type transcended the automotive world. Such is the inherent rightness of its proportions, stance and purity of line, that it is a permanent exhibit in New York's Museum of Modern Art. The now iconic E-Type set new standards in automotive design and performance when it was launched in 1961. Its influence is still apparent in Jaguar's modern range: cars that offer a peerless blend of performance, comfort, cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. The Jaguar E-type was a sensation when it was launched, and remains Jaguar's most enduring and iconic symbol. The E-Type is simply one of the most exciting cars ever created and a legacy to the genius of Jaguar's founder, Sir William Lyons.' E-Type owners included celebrities such as George Best, Brigitte Bardot, Tony Curtis and Steve McQueen and the sports car became as synonymous with the Swinging Sixties as the Beatles and the mini skirt. 'It is impossible to overstate the impact the E-Type had when it was unveiled in 1961,' said Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director. 'Here was a car that encapsulated the spirit of the revolutionary era it came to symbolize. The E-Type is a design that even today continues to inform the work we do in styling the Jaguars of the future.' Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961, Jaguar's E-Type caused a sensation. Capable of achieving 150mph, but costing a fraction of the price of rivals with similar performance, it was the affordable super car and became an instant icon which remained o n sale for 14 years. Some of the Jaguar E-Type facts: • The E-Type was presented to the world's press at the restaurant du Parc des Eaux Vives in Geneva on 15th March 1961. Such was the media excitement and glamour for demonstration runs up a nearby hill climb that Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons instructed chief test driver Norman Dewis to drive through the night from Coventry to bring another model to Switzerland. • Even Enzo Ferrari admitted it was 'the most beautiful car in the world.' • The E-type's straight-six engine had powered Jaguar to five Le Mans victories in the 1950s and by 1961 in 3.8-litre form produced 265bhp and 260lb ft of torque, making the car a genuine 150mph proposition and, like its XK120 predecessor, the fastest production car in the world. • At launch the E-Type cost £2,256 15s, including purchase tax and the all-important optional wire wheels. • The E-Type's perfectly proportioned bodywork was the work of Malcolm Sayer, an aeronautical engineer by training who also applied his aerodynamic expertise in shaping the earlier Le Mans-winning C and D-Type racers. It is not strange that driving this icon is very special. Still now, the driving capabilities of this Jaguar E-type are very special. It is not a difficult car to drive but it needs good handling because of the power in the car. This specific example of the E-type is a a first series example, a so-called Flatfloor. ?The E-type was newly sold in Italy after it was finished in the factory at the 25th of September 1961 it was delivered by the main dealer of Jaguar in Italy, Fattori & Montani in Rome at the 4th of October 1961. It is said that only 4 Flatfloor examples have been delivered in Italy. The delivery in Europe means that the car has a kilometer indicator as well as a better ratio in the rear axle. American cars had a different rear axle ratio as they were not allowed to drive on high speed on the motorway. This results in a very high rev engine when driving an American E-type on the European motorways. An extensive restoration has been carried out including an engine rebuilt in 2009. More information will be online soon, but please e-mail us or phone us for more information in the meantime.? For more information, an appointment or if you would like to receive more detailed pictures, please call Rutger Houtkamp +31625098150 or send an e-mail to We are always willing to serve you during the evening and in the weekend via above mentioned telephone number. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The information contained within this advert is provided 'as-is', without warranties as to its accuracy whether expressed or implied and is intended for informational purposes only. The Houtkamp Collection is not liable for any errors or mistakes.

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