Jaguar E-type 60 Collection will celebrate E-Type’s 60th anniversary


Jaguar Classic is creating 6 matched pairs of E-types to celebrate the iconic sports car’s 60th anniversary in 2021. Each pair of the E-type 60 Collection will pay homage to the oldest E-types of all: ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’, which played pivotal roles in the unveiling of the car at its world debut in Geneva in March 1961.

The matched pairs will, of course, be restored E-Types with a 3.8L straight-six engine. A Gunmetal Grey 3.8L Coupe with registration 9600 HP, was one of the first two E-types unveiled to specially-invited guests at the Parc des Eaux Vives. Driven flat out to Switzerland from Coventry the night before the launch, public relations manager Bob Berry arrived with minutes to spare for test drives, Jaguar said.


Apparently, the reaction was positive and there was an overwhelming demand for drives with Berry. Which is why Jaguar asked its Test and Development Engineer Norman Dewis to “drop everything” and drive a British Racing Green 3.8L Roadster with registration 77 RW, overnight from Coventry to Geneva.

Both cars were also used for media test drives.


As mentioned, the E-type 60 Collection will be a fully-restored existing 1960s 3.8-litre E-type. They’ll be built at Jaguar Classic Works facility in Warwickshire. Each pair will include one Flat Out Grey 9600 HP Coupe and one Drop Everything Green 77 RW Roadster, with unique paint finish and commemorative design details curated in association with Jaguar Design Director Julian Thomson.

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