A classic among sports cars in the collection of the Museum of modern art in New York to join, should represent the accolade for a car. The Jaguar E-type, which came on the market 50 years ago, has succeeded. The vehicle Portal auto.de presents the classics. Under the conventional car, the Jaguar E-type is hard to find. The vehicle is not an ordinary sports car. The E-type, the British manufacturer Jaguar unveiled in the spring of 1961, was one of the first Super sports car. Shortly thereafter, manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Maserati and Ferrari, as well as some others brought similar models on the market. Trademarks of the E-type were an incomparable design and its relatively low price in addition to its engine by then incredible 195 kW (265 HP).
The resulting qualitative shortcomings did however not affect the success of the Roadster. The most striking feature of the E-type was its long bonnet. Other manufacturers tried to imitate this characteristic, but achieved the dream of the Jaguar never. The E-type was designed as a successor of the Jaguar XK. The technology came from the sports cars by Jaguar, the D-type. The basic idea was to design a tour suitable sports car for the road.
Initially ruled still seem to be concern about, whether the concept would go on in the House Jaguar. So serious doubts whether passed probably ever would find 1,000 buyers for the new model. Ultimately, Jaguar sold a total 72.529 units during the production period of 14 years.