Sports Car Speed Specialists - Jaguar Type-E XKE Sports Cars

The distinctive Jaguar E-Type can be said to be even more of a success overall than even the XK series that they replaced were – like the XK’s popular by chance. To this day it remains a most desirable vehicle among classic sport car collectors and aficionados.
The first E-Type designed in 1956, was a racing car to replace the D-Type. Only after Jaguar retired from racing was the order given from management to “productionise” this automobile. It was, in all major design respects, a most direct descendant of the D-Type /XK-SS family, but with one major difference. It was a complexly refined, almost docile, and roadworthy machine. It in its day was almost unbelievable cheap, and used all in all very few sophisticated special parts – adding to its ease of production, costing and simple ease of service.
Thus the Jaguar E-Type became among other things a real headache to the other auto manufacturers and factories in this sports car / luxury sports car / racing car auto sales niche.
Like the “D-Type” Jaguar the basis for the E-Type (or XKE as the North American export market of Canada & the US had it rebadged as a brand) was a combined monocoque/ multi-tube chassis, covered by a sleek, aerodynamically tested body shell in which the headlamps were faired into the distinctive styled long nose, and in which the air-intake was as small and obtrusive as possible.
All-independent suspension was brand new from Jaguar altogether. The rear suspension hung with its differential and inboard brakes form an entirely separate steel sub frame, set a pattern followed by every other Jaguar for many years to come.
The fixed length drive-shaft effectively formed an upper wishbone and to keep driving stresses in check in check there were two combined coil-spring/damper units controlling each rear wheel – one at each end of the drive shaft. The famous six-cylinder XK engine was put in place, in 3.8 liter “S” tune and as the icing or cherry on top of the cake- was Dunlop racing tires. All in the setup easily beat 150 miles per hour mph (241 km / hour) when tested in 1961.
Lastly a word of note. The racing E-Type project would have been an open car but for production a sleek fast-back coupe with what would have been called a “third door” was offered to the automotive (especially the US & Canadian) automobile sales markets. Though this “third door’ may well have been considered an afterthought it became a goldmine for sales – being the most popular vehicle on the order books season after season.
In the end the Jaguar XKE E-Type became on the most distinctive and memorable of all the classic Jaguars in its overall automotive history and legend.
This is an exclusive Guest Post by Craig B. Jones, his credentials includes:
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