On March 15 Jaguar will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic E-type, which was an instant sensation from launch and synonymous with the Swinging Sixties
Jaguar Classic is creating six limited-edition matched pairs of restored 3.8 E-types inspired by the iconic ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’ examples from the sports car’s 1961 Geneva launch – each pair known as the E-type 60 Collection
Six ‘9600 HP’ inspired E-type 60 Edition fixed-head coupés are finished in unique Flat Out Grey paintwork with Smooth Black leather interior and 1961 tribute details.
Six E-type 60 Edition roadsters mirror ’77 RW’ with unique Drop Everything Green paintwork and a Suede Green leather interior and 1961 tribute details
Bespoke design elements include a commemorative E-type 60 logo, which adorns the bonnet badge, fuel cap, chassis plate and clock face in the tachometer developed in conjunction with Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director
Custom-designed engraved centre consoles by artist King Nerd celebrate the epic road trips undertaken by Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis and PR man Bob Berry to get the E-types to the 1961 launch.
Each E-type 60 Edition features a specially-developed close-ratio five-speed manual gearbox, mated to the 3.8-litre in-line six-cylinder Jaguar XK engine.
Subtle enhancements for added usability include the Jaguar Classic Infotainment System with satellite navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, stainless steel exhaust system, electronic ignition and cooling upgrade with alloy radiator.
In Summer 2022, the six customers and their guests will take part in a once-in-a-lifetime Coventry-to-Geneva drive experience with their cars to create their own E-type memories.