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E Type Jaguar 4.2 1968

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6 Cylinder in line, dohc

Bore & stroke: 92mm x 106mm

Displacement: 4,235cc

Compression ratio: 9 to 1

Carburettors: 3 x 2in SU HD8

Power output: 265bhp at 5,500rpm



Maximum speed: 128mph

Acceleration: 0-60mph 8.3secs

O.F.C.: 16-20mpg



Steel monocoque with square tube subframe at front, pressed steel subframe at rear


The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0–60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivaled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years (1955–1957) and, as such, it employed the racing design of a body tub attached to a tubular framework, with the engine bolted directly to the framework.

In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world's "100 most beautiful cars" of all time.

The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupé) and as a two-seater convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). A "2+2" four-seater version of the coupé, with a lengthened wheelbase, was released several years later.


On its release Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever made"


4-speed manual, syncromesh on top 3 ratios, Borg-Warner automatic option beginning in 1966

Ratios: Top 1, 3rd 1.283, 2nd 1.86, 1st 3.3771 to 1



Rack and pinion,



Front: Independent with torsion bars, wishbones, anti roll bar

Rear: Independent, double spring/shock units, tranverse lower links, longitudinal radius arms



Discs all round, inboard mounted at rear servo assisted

Dimensions & Weight

Wheelbase: 8ft 6.7in

Track - front: 4ft 2in

Track - rear: 4ft 2in

Overall length: 15ft 4.7in

Overall width: 5ft 5.3in

Overall height: 4ft

Turning circle: 37ft

Fuel tank: 14 Imp gal

Kerb weight: 27.59cwt



1966-68 5,600 built