6 thoughts on “E-Type”

  1. When I was a teenager, my father had a golf driving range at Dixie Highway and Joe Orr Road, just north of Chicago Heights. Bloom Township high school was visible just over the hill. Olympia Fields country club was a mile down the road east. A regular customer was a man named Jean who owned a Jaguar XK 140. It might have been a 120 because it was 1953 or 1954. Anyway, he was a rich guy whose father-in-law built the Eden Roc or the Fontainbleau hotel in Miami. He was a pretty good golfer; he used to come in sometimes early Saturday morning to sneak some practice because he had a big bet on a game later in the day. Finally, toward the end of that summer, he wrecked the Jaguar. I was really annoyed at the destruction of a beautiful car and never respected him again.

  2. That has to be a prototype ? The lovers in the production were uniform – or a race version?

    One of my favorite cars and so artistically presented!

  3. BTW Jonathan – the E-Type was on display at the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art for some time – an iconic design. Not to many cars that have celebrated their 50th birthday can still draw admiring glances – the MB 300SL is another

    Even Enzo Ferrari proclaimed it the “most beautiful car in the world”

  4. Jonathan – are you sure this is an E-Type? The curvature of the windshield – the louvers (as opposed to lovers) – I am thinking it is more like a D-Type – (SS) the D Type was a purely racing jag – the SS – they made a handful of these (~ 25) for road going versions – and when their factory burned down around 1957 it made the SS ultra rare – anywho the E-Type was derived from the D – the SS variant of the D-Type had that curved windshield and I htink that louver pattern.


    If so this is more likely a replica as the original would be worth in the 7 figures.

    Bill (now going to get a !@#$%^& relay to get my !@#$%^& 27 year old MR2 to start)

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