The Etype Jaguar Buids

Spread the love

etype jaguar buids

The etype jaguar buids are one of the most beautiful classic cars ever built but they are also expensive and need to be treated with educated caution. As with any classic car they can go up or down in value and you need to consider whether you want to buy a rare E-Type purely as an investment or are you more interested in owning and driving the car? More info

The E-Type was conceived in 1961 as Jaguar’s answer to the dominance of American V8 engines. They had already beaten the competition with their purpose-built C and D-Type race cars that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in a row. This performance portfolio had given the brand a huge amount of prestige but by the late ’50s it was clear that the production XK range needed a new car that could build on this success.

The Classic Jaguar E-Type: An Investment Worth Making

It was a great opportunity for the Experimental Department headed by William Heynes to create something special. They had a number of unsold D-types and some unused bodywork to work with.

Heynes’ vision was to take the best elements from the racing D-types and transform them into a road-going sports car that would challenge the American market. To achieve this the cars would be lightweight. They would use aluminum for parts of the body and engine as well as a stripped interior and hand-crank windows. They would also have an aluminium cylinder block and four-cylinder heads.