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Old 12th December 2010, 21:17   #1
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Petrol heads of all vintages, uncork the bubbly, for it is the time to welcome the fiftieth anniversary of one of the greatest cars ever : the E type.

The D type happens to be its spiritual inspiration.

Attached is an unadulterated adulation, taken from The Economist.
(All trademarks acknowledged).

Regards, drive safe, (use your disc brakes )
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Thanks issigonis for sharing this enjoyable article. The E type was the masterpiece of British automobile engineering, sitting at the top of a long list of achievements like the Mini, MG spitfire and midget, the XK 120, various Astons, the Lotuses and many many others
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The day before the Geneva auto show, we were sight-seeing around the lake.

Suddenly two E-Types drive past. Everyone gets their cameras out.

*Click*click*click*
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Soon after, another one goes by, and then another one! And so on...

They had driven down from the UK to celebrate 50 years from where the E-type was first unveiled to the world, at Geneva. Some of the cars were from the Jaguar museum.

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The E-type at the show
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Super pictures Rehaan. Had read about this E Type drive online. Youre lucky to have snapped these. By far one of the most beautiful cars ever built. I've seen only one E Type so far and thats in Mumbai.

@issigonis: Great read there
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Rehaan,

Outstanding pics! Great opportunism.

The E is as rakish as ever ( see the third pic of the E in profile in black - or is it deep British Racing Green?- and the one at the show).

Dippy,

Scratching my head to remember ever having seen an E in the flesh. Would love to have a look, if that's possible.

Regards, drive safe

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Scratching my head to remember ever having seen an E in the flesh. Would love to have a look, if that's possible.
Regards, drive safe
The number of E-type's in India is pretty low. A couple are featured here -
Vintage jags. (Post-war Jaguars in India)
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Related thread : Vizualtech Growler E (Tribute to E-Type) headed for Production!

@issi - yes its racing green.

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What a treat!!! What a treat to the eyes!!!
Thank Rehaan for the wonderful pics. More than the one at the Geneva Auto Show, I liked the one you clicked on the roads. The pics 40,41 and 42 are just so delicious.
I am salivating. Phew!!!! sinful!!!
EDIT: issigonis sir, just read through the attached information. Wonderful read. Thanks!!

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