Two Jaguar E-Types (or Jaguar XKEs)
The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivalled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for three consecutive years (1955–1957), and therefore employed the racing design of a body tub attached to a tubular framework, with the engine bolted directly to the framework.
Hand-drawn charcoal and pastel on calico. 500 x 750mm, 20″ x 29″; ready to frame.