Jaguar - E-Type (XKE)
The E-type was initially designed and shown to the public as a grand tourer in two seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupe) and as convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). The 2+2 version with a lengthened wheelbase was released several years later. When released Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever made".  The model was made in 3 distinct versions generally referred to as "Series 1", "Series 2" and "Series 3". A transitional series between Series 1 and Series 2 is known unofficially as "Series 1½". In addition, several limited-edition variants were produced:
  • The "'Lightweight' E-Type" which was apparently intended as a sort of follow-up to the D-type. Jaguar planned to produce 18 units but ultimately only a dozen were reportedly built. Of those, one is known to have been destroyed and two others have been converted to coupé form. These are exceedingly rare and sought after by collectors.
  • The "Low Drag Coupé" was a one-off technical exercise which was ultimately sold to a Jaguar racing driver. It is presently believed to be part of the private collection of the current Viscount Cowdray.
AustraliaAustriaFranceGB (UK) EnglandGB (UK) ScotlandGermanyIreland: Eire and N. IrelandItalyNew ZealandSpain - EspagnaUSA
Australia
Jaguar E-Type-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E-Type 1968
Jaguar E-Type Roadster
Location
Sydney
County
New South Wales, NSW, Australia
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:30 Gearbox:manual 4 Speed with OverdriveLeather interior:Red leather interior Audio: radio cd
Austria
Jaguar E Type-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E Type 1962
Jaguar E Type SI Coupe
Location
Wien / Vienna
County
Austria
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Leather interior:
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Jaguar E Type  1962
Jaguar E Type SI Convertible
Location
Wien / Vienna
County
Austria
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Leather interior:
France
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Jaguar E-Type 1969
Jaguar E-Type Roadster
Location
Villeneuve-les-Beziers
County
Languedoc-Roussillon
Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:30 Gearbox:manual  4 speedLeather interior: Audio: radio cd
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Jaguar E-Type  1968
Jaguar E-Type 2+2
Location
Nice, Cote D-Azur
County
French Riviera
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Number of persons:4 2 plus 2 smallLuggage:2 large + 1 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Leather interior: Audio:radio
Jaguar E-Type S 1 1/2-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E-Type S 1 1/2 1968
Jaguar E-Type US Spec Convertible
Location
Nice, Cote D-Azur
County
French Riviera
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Leather interior: Audio:radio
GB (UK) England
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Jaguar E-Type Convertible SII 
Jaguar E-Type Convertible SII
Company
Bespokes
Location
Kings Cross
County
Central London, England
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:30 Gearbox:manual 4 Speed ManualLeather interior: Audio:radio
Jaguar E-Type Coupe-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E-Type Coupe 1969
Jaguar E-Type S1.5 Coupe
Location
Old Street or Muswell Hill
County
London
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Leather interior: Audio: radio cd plus USB slot to use your mobile phone & charge
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Jaguar E-Type  1970
Jaguar E-Type SII Convertible
Location
Warwick and Stratford
County
Warwickshire, England
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual 4 Speed ManualLeather interior:Black leather with red piping Audio:radio mp3 new radio with CD player, MP3 and USB ports
GB (UK) Scotland
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Jaguar E-Type  1971
Jaguar E-Type Coupe
Location
Dollar near Edinburgh
County
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Leather interior:Black leather seats Audio:radio
Germany
Jaguar E Type-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E Type 1968
Jaguar E Type SII Convertible
Location
Berlin
County
Germany
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Leather interior: Audio:radio cassette
Jaguar E Type-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E Type 1970
Jaguar E Type SII Coupe 2+2
Location
Berlin
County
Germany
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Number of persons:4 2 + 2 smallLuggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Leather interior:Blue leather interior Audio:radio cassette
Jaguar E Type-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E Type 1970
Jaguar E Type SII Roadster
Company
Oldie Rent
Location
Koln (Cologne)
County
Germany
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:28 Gearbox:manual Leather interior:
Jaguar E Type-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E Type 1971
Jaguar E Type SIII Coupe
Company
Oldie Rent
Location
Koln (Cologne)
County
Germany
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:28 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio
Jaguar E Type-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E Type 1974
Jaguar E Type SIII Convertible V12
Location
Freiburg
County
Baden Wurttemburg, Germany
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual Power steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio
Ireland: Eire and N. Ireland
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Jaguar E-Type  1970
Jaguar E-Type S II Coupe
Location
Croagh
County
County Limerick, Ireland
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Leather interior: Audio:radio
Italy
Jaguar E-Type-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E-Type 1965
Jaguar E-Type SI Convertible
Location
Gradara
County
Urbino, Italy
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual 4 Speed ManualLeather interior: Audio:radio
Jaguar E-Type-click for a larger picture
Jaguar E-Type 1965
Jaguar E-Type SI Coupe
Location
Gradara
County
Urbino, Italy
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual 4 Speed ManualLeather interior: Audio:radio
New Zealand
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Jaguar E-Type 1972
Jaguar E-Type SIII Coupe
Location
Napier
County
Hawkes Bay, North Island
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Number of persons:4 2 plus 2 small Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual  4 speedPower steering: Leather interior: Audio:radio
Spain - Espagna
Jaguar EType-click for a larger picture
Jaguar EType 1966
Jaguar EType SI Roadster
Location
Calvia, Mallorca
County
Ballearic Islands, Spain
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:30 Gearbox:manual  4 speedLeather interior: Burgundy leather interior Audio:radio
USA
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Jaguar E-Type 1969
Jaguar E-Type Roadster (XKE)
Location
San Francisco
County
California, CA, USA
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Number of persons:2 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual 4 Speed ManualLeather interior: Audio: radio cd
The Series 1 was introduced in March 1961, using the triple SU carburetted 3.8 litre 6-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S. The first 500 cars built had flat floors and external hood latches. These cars are rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin hood latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in late 1964 to accommodate accessories favored in the lucrative US market: Air-conditioning and power steering.

 

The Series 2 had open headlights without glass covers and again because of new American rules the headlamps were moved further forward.  The bonnet now looked out of shape and was hated by Jaguar's Malcolm Sayer but was unchangeable to keep the American Market. Other changes included a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned and larger front indicators and taillights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged "mouth" and twin electric fans, and uprated brakes. De-tuned in US, but still with triple SUs in the UK, the engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more industrial 'ribbed' appearance. Late Series 1½ cars also had ribbed cam covers. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned, with flick switches being substituted for rocker switches that met U.S health and safety regulations. The dashboard switches also lost their symmetrical layout. New seats were fitted, which purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were certainly more comfortable. Air conditioning and power steering were available as factory options. It was available in FHC, OTS, and 2+2 versions.

 

A new 5.3 Ltr 12-cylinder Jaguar V12 engine was introduced in the Series 3, with uprated brakes and standard power steering. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued and the V-12 was available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupe. The convertible used the longer-wheelbase 2+2 floorpan. It is easily identifiable by the aggressive, slatted front grill in place of the mouth of earlier cars, flared wheel arches and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. There were also a very limited number of 4.2 litre six cylinder Series 3 E-Types built. These were featured in the initial sales literature. It is believed these are the rarest of all E-types of any remaining.

 

Source: Wikipedia.
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