‘Reborn’ editions to mark 60 years of the Jaguar E-Type

The immortal E-Type turns 60 in March 2021, and Jaguar is celebrating with more than just candles and cake.

The marque will offer six matched pairs of E-Types for sale – one coupe and one roadster – which pay tribute to two of the most famous Jaguars of all time: ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’.

The E-Type 60 Editions will be fully restored by Jaguar Classic Works in Warwickshire and are based on existing 1960s 3.8-litre cars. 

Jaguar E-Type '9600 HP'

Both the FHC (coupe) ‘9600 HP’ and DHC (roadster) ‘77 RW’ were present for the E-Type’s world debut in March 1961.

The Gunmetal Grey ‘9600 HP’ was one of the first two E-types revealed to stunned onlookers in Geneva. Apparently, it had been driven “flat out” from Coventry to Switzerland the night before – PR manager Bob Berry arriving with moments to spare.

The clamour for the cars led to Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis being told to “drop everything” and repeat the same epic drive in the British Racing Green ‘77 RW’. Both cars featured in magazine road tests of the time.

Jaguar E-Type 2021 'reborn' editions

Each E-Type 60 Collection pair comes with one Flat Out Grey coupe and one Drop Everything Green roadster. The cars boast unique paint and commemorative design details, created with help from Jaguar design boss Julian Thomson.

Dan Pink, director of Jaguar Classic, said: “The Jaguar E-Type is a genuine icon, as sensational today as the moment it was unveiled in 1961. It’s testament to the E-Type’s advanced design and engineering that it can still be enjoyed and admired as passionately almost 60 years on.”

As for the price, Jaguar won’t say. But rest assured this double dose of classic cool won’t come cheap.

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