Jaguar E-Type Anniversary Tribute Edition Planned for 2021

Jaguar Classic will create six matched pairs of E-Types to celebrate the sports car’s 60th anniversary in March 2021. It will be named the E-Type 60 collection.

The collection will be made up of six limited-edition matched pairs of restored 3.8 E-Types. The special E-Type 60 Edition models will boast specification including commemorative detailing and exclusive paint colours, paying tribute to the famous 9600 HP and 77 RW models.

These legendary models played important roles in the unveiling of the car at its world debut in Geneva in March 1961. One of the first two models unveiled to specially-invited guests at the Parc des Eaux Vives, was an Opalescent Gunmetal Grey 3.8-litre Fixed-Head Coupe registered ‘9600HP’. It was driven all the way to Switzerland to Coventry the night before the launch by Bob Berry, who was in charge of demonstration drives.

Due to an overwhelming reaction from guests and the demand for drives with Berry, legendary Jaguar Test and Development Engineer Norman Dewis was told to ‘drop everything’ and drive a British Racing Green 3.8-litre roadster registered ‘77 RW’ overnight from Coventry to Geneva. Both of these models were then used for media road tests, proving its impressive 150mph top speed to the masses.

Built at Jaguar’s Classic Works facility in Warwickshire, every E-Type 60 Edition will be a fully restored existing 1960s 3.8-tlire E-Type with exclusive 60th anniversary tribute specification. Each E-type 60 Collection pair will include one Flat Out Grey ‘9600 HP’ coupe and one Drop Everything Green ‘77 RW’ roadster.



“The Jaguar E-type is a genuine icon, as sensational today as the moment it was unveiled in 1961. It’s testament to the E-type’s advanced design and engineering that it can still be enjoyed and admired as passionately almost 60 years on.

“The E-type 60 Collection is a lasting tribute for E-type admirers, honouring the car’s legacy and the achievements of the team that created it – many of whom have descendants working for Jaguar Classic today, expertly restoring, maintaining and future-proofing enjoyment for generations to come.”


- Dan Pink, Director of Jaguar Classic

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