Zenfolio | photographs by David... | Perfection, August 2016

The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured by Jaguar Cars between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty and high performance established it as an icon of the 1960s. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles and mediocre performance, the E-Type arrived on the scene complete with

a top speed of 150 mph,

a 0 to 60 time of less than 7 seconds,

built using monocoque construction,

disc brakes all round,

a rack and pinion steering system,

independent front and rear suspension,

and unrivaled looks.

The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours Le Mans race for three consecutive years from 1955 to 1957. It employed a racing design body tub attached to a tubular framework with the engine bolted directly to the framework.