1961 Jaguar E-Type
Scarcely has a more gorgeous car been produced. But don’t take my word for it. Enzo Ferrari himself, someone who knew a thing or two about automobiles called the Jaguar E-Type “the most beautiful car in the world.”
This legendary coupe was introduced in Geneva, Switzerland on March 15th 1961. The world’s motoring press was blown away by the car’s design and performance. Today, the E-Type is still the most recognizable symbol of Jaguar.
A “3.8-litre” straight six resided under its long, voluptuous hood, delivering a thrilling 265 horsepower. There were enough Clydesdales in the corral to hit 150 miles an hour. With a starting price of roughly £2,300, Jaguar’s E-Type was the affordable supercar of its day.
The world was a prettier place for nearly a decade and a half. The car remained in production for 14 years. All told the company sold more than 70,000 examples of this self-propelled sculpture.