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Old 05-07-2005, 05:40 PM   #1
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Jaguar E-Type

1965 Jaguar E-Type in front of Mt. Shuksan in the North Cascades, Washington, USA.



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Jaguar E-Types racing at Oulton Park, 1961.



1964 E-Type at the 2004 Monterey Historics



Ed Leslie and Frank Morrill drove this 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight to a class win in 1963 at Sebring.



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E-type Lightweight Low Drag Coupe

A large number of E-Type competition specials were constructed by privateers, but it took two years before Jaguar started to explore the possibilities of a works developed racing E-Type. Commonly referred to as 'Lightweight E-Types', the works racers were considerably lighter compared to the road cars and featured a very powerful fuel injected version of the six cylinder engine. Much weight was saved by using an aluminum alloy for the monocoque chassis. Eventually only 12 examples in various guises were constructed of the works E-Type racer, which remains as one of the most valuable Jaguar ever built.

The first Lightweight E-Types were roadsters fitted with a hardtop, which wasn't the most aerodynamic. For the 1964 Le Mans race Jaguar engineer Malcolm Sawyer developed a new coupe body designed by Dr. Samir Klat, specifically designed for the long straights. These 'Low Drag Coupes' featured a completely new rear end, and also a slightly revised nose. After being raced as a roadster in 1963, the featured example received a low drag body in 1964. The career highlight of this Lightweight was the victory in the 1964 Brands Hatch race, which was one of the rare occasions an E-Type successfully challenged Ferrari's supremacy.


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Bob Tullius in an E-Type.



A factory-sponsored Group 44 team raced a V-12-powered E-Type in 1974 and 1975. They won the S.C.C.A. B-Production Northeast Division Championship in 1974 and the National Championship in 1975.
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Low Drag Coupes




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This is the E-Type which was made available for the press after the 1961 Geneva auto show.



A real lightweight

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E-Type Lightweights weigh less than 2,200 pounds.










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This is a replica of Group 44's E-Type

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Briggs Cunningham and John Fitch finished 1st in their class (GT4.0) in the 1962 12 Hours of Sebring in a Jaguar E-Type.

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1963 Jaguar E-Type at Laguna Seca



(it did not crash into the wall)
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A real E-Type Lightweight

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