The Jaguar E-Type, one of the most iconic sports car of all time, is known first and foremost for its beauty. But it’s much more than just a pretty face. When it debuted at the Geneva auto show in 1961, it was one of the most technologically sophisticated cars in the world.
Its flowing silhouette, developed by brilliant aerodynamicist Malcom Sayer, used mathematical formulas to arrive at a shape that’d slice efficiently through the air. It was truly cutting edge at the time. Underneath the shapely bodywork was a fully independent rear suspension, rare for its day, and a 3.8-liter straight-six, which had proven itself powering D-Type race cars to victories at the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1955, 1956, and 1957. The result was a very nimble yet compliant car, effortlessly capable of triple-digit speeds. A larger, 4.2-liter straight-six replaced the trusty 3.8 in 1964. A 5.3-liter V12 was added in 1971.
The hi-tech suspension, race-bred engine, and advanced chassis lent themselves to being an excellent race car, and race they did. On April 3, 1961, Sir Graham Hill beat the likes of rival Brits Aston Martin and the fabled Italians of Ferrari on the undulating Oulton Park circuit. Soon, E-types were battling on tracks all over Europe and North America, and would continue to do so well into the 1970s.
The E-Type’s form factor would undergo minor changes throughout its 14-year lifespan, by way of three different “series.” Coupes, roadsters, and two-plus-two layouts all riffed the basic E-Type formula in some way, but never strayed too far from that breathtaking silhouette. In all, over 72,000 E-Types were produced until production ceased in early 1975.
The E-Type remains the most iconic car in the Jaguar’s storied history and forever will be one of the greats in the pantheon of the most important cars the world has ever seen.
About the model
Every Amalgam 1:18 scale model is supplied in a luxury black box with a protective outer carrying sleeve. Each model is mounted on a polished black acrylic base protected by a clear acrylic dust cover. The base holds a booklet containing the certificate of authenticity along with information and collateral material about the car. The model title and original branding is displayed on a polished stainless steel plaque mounted at the front end of the base.
In order for us to create your bespoke model, you will need to choose 4 extra options. Paint colour, interior colour, wheel style and caliper colour.
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