76ETYP003 OXFORD DIECAST Jaguar E-Type Series 1 roadster in opalescent silver grey
The Jaguar E-Type Series 1 was introduced in March 1961, using the triple SU carburetted 3.8 litre 6-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S.
The first 500 cars built had flat floors and external bonnet latches. These cars are rare and more valuable, after that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin hood latches moved to inside the car.
The 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in late 1964.
All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and four wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear, power-assisted from 1964. Jaguar was one of the first auto manufacturer to equip cars with disc brakes as standard.