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1961-1964 JAGUAR E-type 3.8 FHC specifications

1961-1964 JAGUAR E-type 3.8 FHC specifications Classic and Performance Car

When it exploded onto the automotive landscape in 1961, the E-type effectively redefined the way in which we all viewed sports cars, and how much you could expect for your money. Although the famous 150mph runs in pre-production models were never replicated by owners, the E-type was still fast enough to send supercar manufacturers back to their drawing boards. The recipe was simple enough – a 3.8-litre XK engine married to a beautiful and aerodynamic body designed by Malcolm Sayer, underpinned by all-independent suspension.

Production

  • Production:
    46,300
  • Price at launch:
    £2,098
  • Price (excellent)
    £37,000
  • Price (good):
    £29,500
  • Price (average):
    £17,500
  • Price (project):
    £10,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.1secs
  • Top speed:
    149.0mph
  • Power:
    265.0bhp
  • Torque:
    260.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, torsion bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4440mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2440mm
  • Width:
    1650mm
  • Height:
    1220mm
  • Weight:
    1219kgs

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