E type Definitive History Book
Porter Press International

E-type Definitive History - (second edition, standard)

Regular price £95.00

This is an all-new 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 new design in a larger format, this book is a ‘must-have’ for all enthusiasts of the subject.

  • 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.

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