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Jaguar E Type Series 1

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Description

The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupé) and as a two-seater convertible "roadster" (OTS or Open Two Seater). A "2+2" four-seater version of the coupé, with a lengthened wheelbase, was released several years later. Later model updates of the E-Type were officially designated "Series 2" and "Series 3", and over time the earlier cars have come to be referred to as "Series 1." As with other partly hand made cars of the time, changes were incremental and ongoing, which has led to confusion over exactly what a Series 1 car is. This is of more than academic interest, as Series 1 E-Types—and particularly Series 1 roadsters often have values far in excess of Series 2 and 3 models

Production data

Produced 1961-1968

Units Produced 38,419

Performance

Standard Engine Size (cc) 3781cc

Power (bhp) 265 bhp

Top Speed (kph) 240 km/h

Acceleration (0-60mph) 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 7.1 seconds

Dimensions

Wheelbase (mm) 2,438 mm

Length (mm) 4,453 mm

Width (mm) 1,657 mm

Height (mm) 1,222 mm

Weight (kg) 1,315 kg