60 Years In The Making: Jaguar Mark Their E-Type Anniversary With A Limited Edition Tribute

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

Today marks the 60th anniversary of Jaguar’s iconic E-Type, known for its long linear styling and irresistible British charm which became synonymous with the sixties. To celebrate this anniversary, Jaguar is releasing six limited-edition matching pairs of restored 3.8 E-Types. Inspired by the iconic 9600HP and 77RW examples that featured in Geneva’s 1961 Launch.

The limited-edition 9600HP E-types will be finished in a timeless Flat Out Grey paintwork with Smooth Black leather interior as well as unique 1961 tribute details. The six 77RW E-Types will come in a classy Drop Everything Green styled with Suede Green leather interior and will also come with 1961 tribute details.

All models will come with limited editions 60th details such as a commemorative 60 logo on the bonnet badge, fuel cap, chassis plate and tachometer clock face which has been designed in conjunctions with Julian Thomson, the Jaguar Design Director.

Along with the limited edition badge, these 60th anniversary E-Types also come with bespoke designed and engraved centre consoles by artist King nerd to celebrate the grandeur of road trips taken by Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis and PR man Bob Berry who are to thank for E-Types 1961 launch.

“Sixty years after its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961, the talented team at Jaguar Classic are releasing the ultimate birthday present to the E-type: The E-type 60 Collection. The attention to detail demonstrates how this project has been a labour of love for our designers, engineers, craftspeople and partners. Exquisite detailing combined with enhanced usability ensure these E-types will be coveted and enjoyed for decades to come by their discerning owners, starting with a once-in-a-lifetime Coventry to Geneva pilgrimage for our six customers and their guests in Summer 2022.”

DAN PINK – DIRECTOR OF JAGUAR CLASSIC

Each limited edition motor features a specially developed close ration five speed manual gearbox with a 3.8 litre in-line six cylinder Jaguar XK engine.

In the summer of 2022, the 6 customers and their guests till take part in a once in a lifetime Coventry to Geneva road trip experience to parade the new motors.

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