Review of Jaguar E-Type used: 1961-1971
uropean carmakers turned their attention back to peacetime production.
Three years after the end of the war, it was time to reveal the cars they had built. Nearly every car company has new and exciting cars to tempt the taste buds of anyone who can afford them. Among the new models is a car with a completely new name: Jaguar.
Before the war, they were called SS, which stands for Swallow Sidecar, the name of the company that manufactured them, but after the war, that name was on the nose after Mister Hitler and his henchmen had caused enough Brutal stuff against innocent people.
A name change was called and Jaguar was chosen. The XK120 is a brand new car, a car that simply takes your breath away. It was the first of a series of sports cars with an export prefix, culminating in the most attractive of them all, the E-Type.
Still as it is today, 47 years after its spectacular debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the E-Type retains its appeal to anyone who appreciates automotive products.
Jaguars are the quintessential sports cars when sports cars are special and don’t wear family clothes. The first Jaguar, the pre-war SS100 was not such a Jaguar, but it was a pure sports machine. With its long bonnet, stout tail and flowing guardians, it looks a bit like it, but it even has the performance to back up its sporty appearance.
The first Jaguar after the war was the XK120 and it caused storms around the world. It retains the classic proportions of the car before the war, but has a comprehensive body, blending between the sweeping guards and the whole to create a beautiful car that still turns heads to this day.
It also has performance; The name ‘120’ signifies that it will operate 120 miles per hour, or 193 km / hour, in 1948. The XK120 is still a classic for good reasons, but it has been followed by business works. Another classic in XK140 and XK150, before E-Type appeared in a brilliant glory in 1961.
If Jaguar road cars become the all-time classic in terms of appearance and performance, their appeal is increased by the exploitation of racing Jaguars that have been very successful in motorsport over the years. 1950. The C-Type that won the Le Mans was an evolution of the XK120 race track, but the D-Type was a completely new car that dominated Le Mans in the mid-50s.
When it comes to developing an alternative for Jaguar XK150 has blended the mechanics of previous XK sports models with the D-Type’s appearance and structure. The main body is made of monolithic construction similar to the D-Type, with front and rear sub-frames to carry the engine, gearbox and suspension at the front and other suspension and rear at the rear.
Low and sleek, with the classic long bonnet and short tail ratio that its predecessor has, the E-Type is beautiful in every sense of the word. Under the massive bonnet is a 3.8-liter dual-cam dual-cylinder engine powered by the triple SU carburetor and develops nearly 200 horsepower.
It was the development of the famous export engine that helped Jaguar establish high-performance information. With tons of torque from a long attack configuration, it’s both flexible and capable of pushing a low-sling sports car to very high speeds. The E-Type is capable of reaching speeds of 150 mph (250 km / h), making it the perfect vehicle to cross the continent at high speeds.
The first E-Type had a bulky four-speed gearbox, which was one of the few criticisms of the early model. That was changed in 1964 for the synchronous four-speed Jaguar gearbox, which is a much smoother transmission.
The E-Type suspension, which is an independent front and rear system, a combination of top and bottom struts with front torsion bar and scroll bar, and the brake is a circular disc, a product of racing experience Jaguar cars, and advanced of the day.
On the road, E-Type can completely be driven quietly around town or it can be happy to drive fast and violently on the open road. Motor torque means it will pull down from low to high in gear and respond smoothly and be ready as revs rise. Its handling is balanced and reassuring, but initially its brakes leave a bit of desire. The brakes were then improved and more in line with E-Type performance.
Series 2 appeared in 1966, but then Jaguar had to meet the safety needs of the US market, and there was the V12 Series 3 in 1971. Also known collectively as the Series- ri 1 ½. It is not an official factory designation, but one that has been given to late Series 1 cars with some updates to Series 2.