Upon its introduction, Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar XKE "the most beautiful car ever made." He later regretted saying it, but few could deny it being at least the most beautiful car of its time. The XKE, or E-Type, was intended as the next-generation replacement to Jaguar’s XK120 and XK150 series of sports cars, and its design was the culmination of lessons learned from that series during road use and from the three-time Le Mans winning D-Type sports racer in the heat of competition. The central steel monocoque, with a front sub-frame supporting the engine and independent front suspension, contribute to the E-Type’s excellent handling.
The Jaguar XKE was inspired by Jaguar’s founder Sir William Lyons and designed by aerodynamic engineer Malcom Sayer. The magnificent combination of design and performance resulted in a mass-produced supercar whose appeal has endured for decades. These days, Historic and Vintage Races are regularly dominated by race-prepared E-Types, which has extended the legacy of the marque.
This E-Type represents, quite simply, the most iconic British performance car of its era.
The Pick of the Day either needs it all or looks perfect as is, depending on your point of view
This is the 20th car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
The Pick of the Day is a highly desirable early flat-floor model of the iconic British sports car in need of restoration
It seems that the world must be filled with abandoned Jaguars waiting to be discovered in barns and garages and then pulled out and sold at auction.
Introduced in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show as the successor to the XK series, the Jaguar E-type, also known as the XK-E, was sleek and resembled the famous D-type race car.
The Jaguar E-Type has been universally hailed since new as one of the most beautiful cars ever constructed.
A musty “barn-find” 1963 Jaguar E-type coupe was the top seller at Classic Car Auctions’ sale last weekend at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in the U.K.
After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1955, 1956 and 1957 with its D-type, Jaguar was concerned that its newest technology had not passed down to its road cars.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, ClassicCars.com is feeling the love and asked readers to vote for the most romantic car.