Jaguar Classic has unveiled its first matched pair of E-type Collection cars to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the iconic, original Jaguar E-types released in 1961. Initially, Jaguar debuted their E-type in Geneva, Switzerland as a lone coupé, but after the eager reaction from the public, Jaguar rushed a second E-type, a roadster, from Coventry to Geneva overnight.
Six decades later, in a tribute to the original E-type pair, Jaguar are releasing the E-type 60 Collection cars. Sold as a pair, one E-type 60 Edition coupé and one E-type 60 Edition roadster, they have been heavily inspired by the original legendary cars they are based off of: the Opalescent Gunmetal Grey coupé ‘9600 HP’, driven ‘flat out’ by Bob Berry to make the launch itself, and the British Racing Green roadster ’77 RW’, driven by Norman Dewis who was told to ‘drop everything’ to get to Geneva the next day.
The E-type 60 Edition coupé is finished in an exclusive Flat Out Grey, whilst the roadster is in a Drop Everything Green paint colour. These colour formulations are inspired by the original 1961 colours and will not be used on any other Jaguar.