To mark the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type, here is an all-new
updated edition of a classic book that was first published in 1989 and
remained in print for 20 years. The E-type was, and still is, a uniquely
charismatic and important British sports car – and this remarkable book
provides the ultimate tribute to it. With lots of new information and
illustrations, and presented with handsome new design in a larger
format, this book is a ‘must-have’ for all E-type enthusiasts.
Early days: design and development; launch and reaction; specification and
The 3.8 E-type: launch as roadster and fixed-head coupé; development and
evolution; early racing activities with E-types; invading the USA as the XKE.
The competition cars 1962– 64: development of the lightweight versions for
racing; their successes – and failures – in GT classes of international racing.
The 4.2-litre E-type: a bigger engine for 1964; subsequent evolution through to
Series II form; the 2+2 (a third body style) arrives in 1966.
The Series III E-type: the final model gets Jaguar’s awesome 5.3-litre V12
engine; evolution through to the end of production in 1974.
The E-type in later years: the born-again racing car; variations on the theme;
the E-type in miniature; the E-type today.
Comprehensive appendices: specifications; the competition E-types and their
results; production changes; models; sales figures.
Previous edition ISBN: 978 0 85429 580 7.