Often hailed as the most beautiful production road car of all time, the sublime Jaguar E-type Series 1 stirred passions in automotive aficionados the world over when launched at the Geneva Salon in 1961. Based on Jaguar’s racing D-Type, which had won Le Mans from 1955-57, the E–type was powered by a 3.8 litre version of the proven Jaguar XK engine, developing 265 brake horsepower and providing a top speed of close to 150 miles per hour.
The monocoque chassis construction, using the engine itself as a structural part of the car within the front subframe, was also indebted to the racing D-type and resulted in a considerable weight benefit.
With disc brakes fitted all around the car and the addition of a sophisticated independent front and rear suspension, the E-type was ahead of its time. Allegedly described by Enzo Ferrari as ‘the most beautiful car ever made’, the E-type became an iconic symbol of the 1960s and was particularly successful in the American market.
This fine 1:8 scale model of the Jaguar E-type Roadster has been handcrafted and finished in Amalgams workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Jaguar regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings.
The use of supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
Every Amalgam 1:8 scale model is supplied in a luxury black presentation box and mounted on a carbon fibre or leather base protected by a clear acrylic dust cover. The model title, original branding and edition number are displayed on polished stainless steel plaques mounted at the front end of the base.
The Jaguar E-Type Roadster is limited to only 199 pieces.
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