"Ivory" 1973 E-Type Jaguar
• E Type Jaguar
• Year & Model: 1973 E-Type Jaguar
• Engine: V12 cylinder 5.3 litre 4 carburetors
• Gearbox: 4 speed
• Body: Aluminum bonnet & front wings & steel body
Few cars have created a bigger shockwave in the automotive industry than Jaguar's E-Type at its 1961 Geneva Show debut. Its styling was quite a departure from Jaguar's previous sports car range with the XK120 - 150. On its release Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made”.
The final incarnation was launched in 1971 as the Series 3 and featured an all new 5.3 litre V12 engine. Production of the E-Type finally ceased in 1975, when it was replaced by the XJ-S.
Today the E-Type remains as one of the styling icons of the 20th century and arguably the best and most popular ever produced by Jaguar. Road & Track magazine summed up the vehicle when they wrote – it is a lovely piece of machinery, lovely to listen to and lovely to behold. “Ivory” has undergone a full bare metal painting restoration after having her gear box fully reconditioned to bring her back to near new condition and to ensure that she is around for another 40 years. She cruises in an effortless fashion and the looping power makes the driving experience a pleasure.