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Original Jaguar E-type

Original Jaguar E-type Restorers’ and enthusiasts’ guide to 3.8, 4.2 and V12, Malcolm McKay

The Jaguar E-type is considered by many to be Britain’s finest sports car, and has become an icon of the sixties and seventies. The car has won innumerable accolades for style, performance and engineering. For many, owning an E-type has been a lifelong dream.

Original Jaguar E-type: Restorers’ and enthusiasts’ guide to 3.8, 4.2 and V12 by Malcolm McKay

An in-depth illustrated guide to Jaguar E-type originality featuring extensive new research

Publication Information
ISBN: 9781907085932 (Classic Edition)
ISBN: 9781913089436 (Collector’s Edition)
RRP: £65.00 (Classic Edition)
RRP: £TBA (Collector’s Edition)
Format: Jacketed Hardback, 400 pages, 280mm x 220mm, June 2021
Photos/Illustrations: over 1000 images
Subject: Cars
Publisher: Porter Press International
Author: Malcolm McKay
Original Jaguar E-type: Restorers’ and enthusiasts’ guide to 3.8, 4.2 and V12 by Malcolm McKay

The Jaguar E-type is considered by many to be Britain’s finest sports car, and has become an icon of the sixties and seventies. The car has won innumerable accolades for style, performance and engineering. For many, owning an E-type has been a lifelong dream.

The car’s original specification, and the changes that Jaguar made during production, are fascinating for the detail they reveal of the engineering and sales challenges that the car faced – for many owners and enthusiasts they are crucial to every E-type’s historical integrity.

This beautifully produced book contains a wealth of information and detailed photographs, gleaned from extensive research, providing an accurate reference source to originality for all production E-types – Series 1, 2 and 3.

An invaluable resource for E-type owners, restorers and enthusiasts.

Malcolm McKay on the book Original Jaguar E-type
Story Highlights
  • An all-new edition of Original Jaguar E-type containing extensive new research and photography which has unearthed significant new information to aid in establishing the originality of E-types produced by Jaguar for all markets.
  • In-depth analysis of original factory engineering, equipment, options, modifications and updates for all Series 1, 2 and 3 E-types.
  • Lavishly illustrated with over 1,000 detailed colour photographs of a wide range of original cars.
  • Summary tables of all chronological changes made by Jaguar during production.
  • In-depth information and photographs detailing: identification number locations; bodywork; interior and exterior equipment and trim; weather equipment; engine, fuel and ignition systems and ancillaries; electrical systems; transmission; brakes; suspension and steering; wheels and tyres; colours; options and accessories; paint and trim colours.
  • Appendices detailing the original tool kit and literature supplied by Jaguar with new E-types, including chronological changes to individual tools and literature, plus an appendix detailing specifications and types of original bolts used on the car.
Original E-type – Restorers’ and enthusiasts’ guide to 3.8, 4.2 and V12

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