Jaguar Is Making Six Matching Pairs Of E-Types Celebrating Its 60th Anniversary

The drool-worthy duo will be delivered in March next year.

By Rachel Cormack 13/08/2020

A 60th anniversary usually calls for diamonds, but we suppose a dozen E-Types will suffice.

To celebrate the birth of its Swinging Sixties masterpiece, Jaguar has announced it’s building six roadsters and six coupes to be delivered as a pair in March 2021.

Six lucky collectors will receive dead-ringers of two of the oldest and most famous E-Types: the “9600 HP” and the “77 RW.” Both cars played a pivotal role in the unveiling of the iconic four-wheeler at its world debut in Geneva back in March 1961. The gunmetal grey “9600 HP” coupe (above) was one of the first E-Types unveiled to specially invited guests at the Parc des Eaux Vives, while the British racing green “77 RW” roadster (below) was used for media road tests.

Jaguar E-Type 77RW Jaguar

The British marque will re-create the drool-worthy duo at its Classic Works garage in Warwickshire. For the build, the team will take 12 existing 1960s E-types and meticulously restore them to as-new condition and 60th-anniversary specification. This includes exclusive commemorative detailing, which was created in conjunction with Jaguar’s design director Julian Thomson, along with a custom paint job. The coupe will be coloured “Flat Out Grey,” while the roadster will be painted in “Drop Everything Green.”

Under the hood, the reborn E-Types retain the original’s 3.8-litre straight-six engine, along with the car’s sensational performance specs, including an impressive 240km/h top speed.

The E-type 60 Collection

The E-Type 60 Collection Jaguar

“It’s testament to the E-Type’s advanced design and engineering that it can still be enjoyed and admired as passionately almost 60 years on,” Dan Pink, director of Jaguar Classic, says in a statement. “The E-type 60 Collection is a lasting tribute for E-type admirers, honouring the car’s legacy and the achievements of the team that created it.”

Considered to be one of the most beautiful sports cars of all time, E-Types routinely run well into six-figures. The E-Type 60 Collection is available to order now and expected to be in the ballpark of $1,095,000. Not bad considering you get two. Interested parties should contact Jaguar Classic directly via sales@classic-jaguarlandrover.com, +44 (0) 2476 566 600, or the website.

Check out more photos of the collection’s muses below:

Jaguar EType 9600 HP

Jaguar E-Type 9600 HP Jaguar

Jaguar EType 77RW

Jaguar E-Type 77RW Jaguar

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