London Concours celebrates the Jaguar E-Type

London Concours celebrates the Jaguar E-Type

The London Concours (8-10 June 2021) paid its own tribute to the Jaguar E-type with a display of nine examples.

Jaguar Heritage transported both 77RW (the first open two-seater) and HDU 555N (the last) to the lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company HQ, where the event was held a few days before the Shelsley Walsh celebration. There was also 1VHP, the first right-hand- drive, fixedhead coupe and CUT 7, an ex-Dick Protheroe car modified for competition use. The engine was modified to run D-type specification wide-angle heads and Weber carburettors, and featured uprated brakes and improved suspension.

Alongside was one of the most striking E-types of all time, the Lindner Nocker Low-drag car. The only Low-drag Lightweight to be designed and built by the factory, it also features the most powerful 3.8-litre XK engine that Jaguar ever built in period, developing 344bhp. Also present was an E-type Series 1 open two-seater, a Series 2 fixedhead coupe, a Series 2 OTS and a Series 3 FHC.

Andrew Evans, London Concours director, said, “When we think of iconic cars, they don’t come much more iconic than the Jaguar E-type. The word icon is used often in the classic car world, but in the case of the E-type that reputation is thoroughly deserved.

“As part of the London Concours this year, we are thrilled to welcome nine of the most significant Jaguar E-types to sit among the nearly 100-strong line-up of cars. Each of these cars has incredible pedigree and history, and are worthy of being chosen as the vehicles to commemorate the car’s 60th anniversary this year.”

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