Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but some things are aesthetically pleasing no matter who’s looking: a freshly manicured baseball field, a perfectly poured Guinness and, of course, the Jaguar E-Type. First unveiled at the 1961 Geneva auto show, the Jaguar E-Type shocked the world and quickly catapulted to iconic status. Its drool-inducing design helped sell more than 70,000 cars from 1961 to 1975. The fact that it went faster than a Ferrari for half the price didn’t hurt, either.
I still think it’s one of the greatest sports cars ever built. I rode in one of these in 1964, (a coupe) and the experience has stuck with me to this day. What a great car!
Yes, if I had the money, I’d indulge my nostalgia for mid-century modern icons and buy one of these in a heartbeat.