Many cars deserve to be a rebirth, and one of them definitely is the Jaguar E-type. The prices of the barn find and the complete reconstruction of the barn have always received high prices at auctions around the world. Returning to anecdotes, Enzo Ferrari admitted that it was “the world’s most beautiful car.”
Now Jaguar Classic offers collectors the chance to live their lives. The company has revealed six matched E-types for the 60th anniversary of the iconic sports car in 2021.
Two of Jaguar’s oldest and popular E types are awarded to the two E-types, ‘9600 HP’ and ’77 RW,.’ These were significant roles when the car was unveiled at its world premiere in March 1961 in Geneva, Switzerland.
One of the first two E-types offered to specially invited guests in the Parc des Eaux Vives was the Opalescent Gunmetal Grey 3.8 liter Fixed-head Coupe registered with ‘9600 HP.’ The public relations manager Bob Berry arrived in Switzerland with minutes to spare for demonstration drives the same night before the event.
The ensuing global gaga over the comprehensive E-type lines and unprecedented driving demand from Berry, legendary Jaguar test and design engineer Norman Dewis was told “all drop off” and to drive a 3.8-liter British Racing Green roadster that was registered with the 77 RW overnight from Coventry to Geneva. These two cars were also used for media road tests, with an incredible speed of 241,4 kmph.
An existing 3.8 liter E-type from the 1960s will be completely restored to exclusive tribute requirements of the 60th year of the Jaguar’s Classic Works in Warwickshire, each 60th edition. Each pair of e-type 60 collections includes a ‘9600 HP’ coupe and a ’77 RW’ roadster with a single-layered paint formula specifically for those vehicles.
There will be various commemorative design information for each car on the 60th anniversary created in collaboration with design manager Julian Thomson from Jaguar. A 3.8-liter straight six engine generating about 220bph will drive both models.
The cars can now be ordered via direct contact with Jaguar Classic that has already purchased the 12 donor vehicles, according to sources. Regarding prices, they are rather exorbitant. We can claim, however, that there is no cost to bring pure art.