E-Type Jaguar Model on Plinth - Coal Model car

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E-Type Jaguar Model In 1966 Jaguar added a 2 plus 2 model to the E-type range hoping to appeal to the family man whom still wanted a sports car but did not want to compromise on practicality. Jaguar added 9 inches to the wheel base extending the car in the center, adding a longer door, thus and a small rear bench seat, which when folded down created more space for luggage. Although the purity of its lines were compromised the 2+2 still had all the sporting looks and performance of the fixed head coupe but was a far more practical car. The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupé) and as convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). The 2+2 version with a lengthened wheelbase was released several years later. On its release Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever made". The model was made in three distinct versions which are now generally referred to as "Series 1", "Series 2" and "Series 3". A transitional series between Series 1 and Series 2 is known unofficially as "Series 1½". In addition, several limited-edition variants were produced: The "'Lightweight' E-Type" which was apparently intended as a sort of follow-up to the D-Type. Jaguar planned to produce 18 units but ultimately only a dozen were reportedly built. Of those, two have been converted to Low-Drag form, whilst two others are known to have been wrecked and deemed to be beyond repair, although one has now been rebuilt. These are exceedingly rare and sought after by collectors. The "Low Drag Coupé" was a one-off technical exercise which was ultimately sold to a Jaguar racing driver. It is presently believed to be part of the private collection of the current Viscount Cowdray.

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