"The most beautiful car ever made."
The Jaguar XK-E, or the Jaguar E-type, is a sports car built by Jaguar Cars Ltd. between 1961 and 1975. The E-type was designed by Malcolm Sayer and produced in three distinct series, with multiple variations within those series.
The E-type is most famous for its sleek and aerodynamic design, influenced by jet aircraft of the time. The car featured a long hood and a short rear deck, and its body was made entirely of aluminum. The car was powered by an inline-six engine, and later by a V12 engine. The E-type was also equipped with independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, making it capable of high speeds and agile handling.
Enzo Ferrari was rumored to have called it “the most beautiful car ever made.” Whether this is true or not is besides the point, the E-type proved a popular car which was widely praised for its design and performance; earning its place in automotive history as a true classic.
CROSSING THE BLOCK
This 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 Coupe was recently bid up to $171,000 on BaT, but didn’t sell. The car, which underwent a two-year refurbishment, was offered with a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, an owner’s handbook, a tool kit, service and refurbishment records, Jaguar Clubs of North America concours scoresheets, and a clean Arizona title.
Witness the beautiful human orangutang thrash around the Eagle Speedster E-type recreation. The Eagle Speedster is a modern take on the E-type that features an aluminum body, a fuel injected 4.7 liter straight six engine, and a five-speed gearbox. Though incredibly expensive at half a million pounds, the Eagle Speedster is a fitting tribute to the iconic greatness of the original E-type.