The last car on this list is probably the most famous British sports car of all times. It is a design and engineering icon that has graced the roads since 1961 yet it still looks attractive as ever. It is a sharp handling, straight six roaring, two-seater coupe or roadster with a long nose and curved rear end. Simply, it is the E-Type.
Jaguar introduced the E-Type in 1961 and it created a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to Jaguar’s long-lasting tradition of building fine sports cars, the E-Type was years ahead of its time. It came with a superb design, four-wheel disk brakes, independent rear suspension and powerful straight six engines. Jaguar derived it from the Le Mans-winning C and D Type racers. The E-Type was as fast as any Ferrari or Maserati at that time.
But the best thing was the price. The E Type had the looks, power and performance of those high-priced Italian exotics, but it cost just a fraction of the price. It stayed in production for 15 years until 1976 selling 74,000 of them in the U.S. Today, Jaguar offers the F-Type sports coupe, a modern-day interpretation of the classic E Type design form. It is a modern car that captures the essence of this legendary brand.