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The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupe form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupe) and as a two-seater convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). A “2+2” four-seater version of the coupe, with a lengthened wheelbase, was released several years later.
On its release Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made”.
Later model updates of the E-Type were officially designated “Series 2” and “Series 3”, and over time the earlier cars have come to be referred to as “Series 1.” As with other largely hand made cars of the time, changes were incremental and ongoing, which has led to confusion over exactly what is a Series 1 car. This is of more than academic interest, as Series 1 E-Types — and particularly Series 1 OTS (convertible) examples — have values far in excess of Series 2 and 3 models.
Some transitional examples exist. For example, while Jaguar itself never recognized a “Series 1½” or “Series 1.5,” over time, this sub-category has been recognized by the Jaguar Owners Club of Great Britain and other leading authorities. The “pure” 4.2 liter Series 1 was made in model years 1965-1967 (earlier Series 1 models had a smaller, 3.8 liter engine with less torque). The 4.2 liter Series 1 has serial or VIN numbers 1E10001 – 1E15888 (in the case of the left hand drive OTS), and 1E30001 – 1E34249 (in the case of the left hand drive hardtop, or FHC). The Series 1.5 left hand drive OTS has serial numbers 1E15889 – 1E18368, with the hardtop version of the Series 1.5 having VIN numbers 1E34250 – 1E35815. Series 1.5 cars were made in model year 1968.
The Series 1 cars, which are by far the most valuable, essentially fall into two categories: Those made between 1961 and 1964, which had 3.8 liter engines and non-synchronize transmissions, and those made between 1965-1967, which increased engine size and torque by around 10%, added a fully synchronized transmission, and also provided new reclining seats, an alternator in place of the prior generator, an electrical system switched to negative ground, and other modern amenities, all while keeping the same classic Series 1 styling.The 4.2 liter Series 1 E-Types also replaced the brake booster of the 3.8 liter with a more reliable unit.”The 4.2 became the most desirable version of the famous E-Type due to their increased power and usability while retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars.