Royal Mail, the U.K.’s government-owned postal service, will include a series of stamps for 2013 showcasing British “Automotive Legends” this year.
The stamps will be available starting in August, the first of which were just announced featuring the Jaguar E-Type. Serving as inspiration for the brand’s new F-Type, the E-Type left production in 1974 and would be the last convertible two-seat sports car the brand would build for almost four decades.
In its final generation, which ran from 1971-1974, the car came with a 5.3-liter V12 engine as either a convertible or a 2+2 coupe. Both the E- and F-Type, Jaguar vehicle line director Ian Hoban said, are “white space cars” filling a gap otherwise unoccupied.
That, along with its success, helped the E-Type to become an icon in automotive history, something Jaguar can only hope for with its new roadster.
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