Jaguar Celebrates 50 Years of the E-Type

This year will mark the 50th anniversary of Jaguar's legendary E-Type, which is without a doubt one of the most famous cars in automotive history. Not to mention that it still looks amazing today, many believe it's the quintessential sports car due to its powerful performance, amazing looks, and build quality. To celebrate the event, Jaguar will be holding motoring events throughout 2011 to honor the car.

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Jaguar will also be honoring the E-Type at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Goodwood's Revival, Festival of Speed, the Concours d'Elegance in the US, and the Nurburgring Old Timer Grand Prix. There will also be several Jaguar customer, dealer, and lifestyle events. Originally shown at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the E-Type prompted Enzo Ferrari to state upon seeing the car for the first time that it's "the most beautiful car ever made." Designed by Malcolm Sayer, he was a trained aeronautical engineer who applied his knowledge of aerodynamics into shaping previous Le Mans-winnings cars.
The E-Type can hit 150 mph and cost a fraction of the price of its closest rivals. An icon since its introduction, it sold over 70,000 units in its 14 year production run.