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E-type Definitive History - (Second Edition)

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£ 95.00 GBP

This is an updated edition of a classic book that was first published in 1989 and remained in print for 20 years. 

The E-type was, and still is, a uniquely charismatic and important British sports car – and this remarkable book provides the ultimate tribute to it.

With lots of new information and illustrations, and presented in a handsome design in a larger format, this book is a ‘must-have’ for all enthusiasts of the Jaguar E-type.

  • Early days: design and development; launch and reaction; specification and production.
  • The 3.8: launch as roadster and fixed-head coupé; development and evolution; early racing activities; invading the USA as the XKE.
  • The competition cars 1962–64: development of the lightweight versions for racing; their successes – and failures – in GT classes of international racing.
  • The 4.2-litre: a bigger engine for 1964; subsequent evolution through to Series II form; the 2+2 (a third body style) arrives in 1966.
  • The Series III: the final model gets Jaguar’s awesome 5.3-litre V12 engine; evolution through to the end of production in 1974.
  • The later years: the born-again racing car; variations on the theme; in miniature; the E type today.
  • Comprehensive appendices: specifications; the competition Es and their results; production changes; models; sales figures.
  • Previous edition ISBN: 978 0 85429 580 7.
  • Signed by Author, Philip Porter

ISBN: 978-1-907085-22-9

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Five stars!

As it says in the title - the definitive history. It's a must-have for all E-type owners and enthusiasts. Packed with interesting nuggets and lots of data. Great photos too.

Gorgeous book

I want to let you know that I received my order of the beautiful E-type Definitive History It is a gorgeous book, beautifully authored and produced. It is the perfect accompaniment to my lovely, newly restored, Series II (1970)!