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Jaguar E Type 1961 1975

by aboutweeks

“Jaguar E-Type” (Jaguar E-Type) became a classic, barely appearing. The result of a combination of research in the field of dry theory of aerodynamics and the ability to show the goods faced, perhaps the most beautiful sports car of the 60s. The content, in addition, corresponded to external data. 241 km/h, the maximum speed of Jaguar E-Type officially declared by Jaguar, was considered incredibly large in 1961 (in fact, only especially prepared cars could reach such speed, and 225 km/h were closer to the truth), turning the new one) “Jaguar” in the fastest mass -produced car in the UK. Among other things, it was probably the largest commercial victory in the UK, because the car was sold at a price of a third lower than its main competitor “Aston Martin DB4”.

Powerful Jaguar E-Type

The curved body, borrowed from the winner of the Racing Le Many “Jaguar D -Type”, was very tough – which made it possible to fully use the advantage of a new design of an independent rear suspension with transverse levers and twisted springs. Combining a comfortable ride, capable of compared with a limousine ride, with hard control over the road, even on narrow tires with a diagonal cord, reminiscent of modern bicycle, the new Jaguar was beautiful in management. The power provided the engine of HC with a volume of 3.8 liters, which has been used for 13 years, but still worthy of a new chassis. However, this could not be said about the obsolete, slowly switching speed of the Moss transmission (MOSS), installed on all the Yaguar models, starting in the 30s, and about disc brakes with an uncertain pedal.

Variety stars, racers and members of the royal family were looking forward to their turn in the entire extensive list of applicants for the purchase of a car. Lew Graid wanted to borrow one for his new British television series “Holy”, but Jaguar refused him – any of the cars it made had a buyer.

Advanced Jaguar E-Type

Despite the huge demand, the improvement of the model continued. A more voluminous 4.2-liter engine, which began to be used in 1964, had a higher torque, and, in addition, gearbox and brakes were noticeably improved. The seats and decoration have improved, as well as electrical equipment, which allowed model 4.2 episodes 1 become the best. Demand for more spacious cars led to the release of a four -seater version in 1966, which existed even in an option with an automatic gearbox.

Nevertheless, Jaguar E-Type stood on the threshold of a strip of failure, and after launching the 2nd series 2 in 1968, the end of the model seemed to be quietly approaching. In accordance with the requirements of safety rules adopted in North America, elaborate open headlights were installed that deprived the design of the car inherent in its purity of lines, in addition, the power was reduced due to exhaust control, and as a result, by the beginning of the next decade, the car turned into a miserable similarity of itself. Cars of the last third series with V-shaped twelve-cylinder engines were the final stage in the process of degradation.

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