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Ultimate E-type - The Competition Cars (Classic Edition)

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£ 200.00 GBP
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Lightweight Es are the ultimate E-types, and this is the ultimate book on these charismatic cars. 

This is the full story of the competition E-types that took on the might of the Ferrari and often beat the legendary GTOs and the AC Cobras.  With copious unseen period photographs and original Jaguar reports, the glory years of the ’60s are told as never before, including the build up to the Lightweights and the evolution of the Low Drag versions.

This book is packed full of material to fascinate and inform E-type and motor-racing enthusiasts.

By Philip Porter, award-winning author of over 15 Jaguar books.

 

 

  • Lively, authoritative, intriguing, definitive
  • A chapter for each of the 12 cars
  • The full Lightweight E story
  • The history of the E2A prototype
  • The development story of Jaguar’s answer to the GTO
  • The driving impressions of E v. Cobra v. GTO
  • Revelations from Adrian Newey
  • Why a fresh water mussel was found in one car!
  • Masses of fresh information
  • The early racers to the final Low Drag Coupés
  • Stunning period and studio photography
  • Over 200 interviewed including Sir Jackie Stewart, Dan Gurney, Roy Salvadori, Martin Brundle, Brian Redman, ‘Whizzo’ Williams, John Coombs…
  • Almost every owner of each car traced
  • Part 1 – Period Story, Part 2 – The Cars, Part 3 – Evaluation

‘Motorsport Book of the Year’, British Sports Book Awards, 2012

‘Book of the Year’, Octane International Motoring Awards, 2011

 GoMW Chairman Richard Aucock: “Philip’s book was a clear winner. This is the first time the Guild has been involved with the British Sports Book Awards and we are delighted the inaugural prize has gone to such an impressive title.”

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11/21/2011
N. Lefley
Book of the year

Just finished Ultimate E-type- the Competition cars. Thoroughly enjoyed it an incredible amount of research obviously went into it which I guess you must have enjoyed at least when it was finished! Although not a Jaguar nut ( more GT40, I have a Mk V ), I remember the lightweight Es in period, especially Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori, and more locally, Roger Mac and **** Protheroe. I hope it gets you Book of the Year accolade if there is one. It certainly gets mine.

N
09/15/2011
Nimal
Great achievement

Congratulations. Great achievement with so much competition around you from so many classic car authors.

TB
08/01/2011
T. Brown
I am in awe

I am in awe at this absolute masterpiece. it goes off the kitchen scales but must weigh in at about 2.5 kilos, and all I can say is that there is not a wasted word. I have skimmed it and am now re-reading it properly, but I suggest that you up the price and supply a book lectern with each copy! It has also come in very handy as a reference point on the new Mike Wrigley car which I saw at Silverstone and which has the original long nose. I have no idea if you have seen this photo, but here are all four reunited for the first time in forty years at RS Panels with the new shell. My felicitations to you, and I have mentioned it as highly recommended in articles both in South Africa and Australia. It is worth every penny, and like others of the same ilk will, I am sure and certain, be found in years to come at exorbitant prices when the print run is finished.

A
07/28/2011
Al
New Zealand
Very impressed!

I just wanted to let you know my book arrived yesterday Wednesday 14th (New Zealand) Very impressed with the time it took to arrive and also the packaging. And the book is a great read too.

JS
05/18/2011
J. Smith
The Ultimate E-Type Book.

A short note to say how pleased I am with my new book Ultimate E-Type, I would be obliged if you would pass on my personal congratulations to Philip. It is, without doubt, the finest reference book in my (very large) collection. I have been making large scale models of all types of historic racing cars for well over 20 years and naturally rely heavily on books such as this I just wish it had been published several years ago! Again, thank you this is, without any doubt, The Ultimate E-Type Book.