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The only international club dedicated purely to Jaguar E-types


Well, E-type Club Weekend has been and gone, and although a little soggy in parts, it was a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended. A full report and photos will appear in next month’s issue, and you can see a gallery of photos on the Club website. If you have any to share, please do send them in. Highlights must be Philip’s discussion with Ian Callum CBE during the Saturday, along with a wonderful evening of music and dancing with the Blue Merlin Blues Band – our legs have only just recovered from the dancing!

In other event news, we have added a Classic Motor Cars Technical Seminar to the calendar for 21 October. These always book up quickly, so don’t leave it too late!

This month we are saying goodbye to longstanding Club 
Representative Reinhard Puetz, who is stepping back from his role in Germany due to...


Latest Magazine

We have a wonderful E-type trip through the Alps – not for the faint-hearted – our author is evidently not afraid of heights! Slightly more mellow is a trip around the Greek Island of Andros. And it's show-time for our new E-type owner in his continuing diary,


Why not pay a visit to the E-type Forum?


You'll find an active community of E-type owners and enthusiasts discussing technical issues, asking for advice, sharing news and chatting about all things E-type. The Forum is kindly hosted by E-Type UK (in conjunction with the Jaguar E-type Club).

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Alpine adventures

George Brown reports on a two-week summer 2023 mountain tour in Austria and Italy

In preparation for this year’s two-week summer tour, we had to solve some problems with the car, primarily the vibrations that we had noticed previously before putting the car in winter 
hibernation. The initial thought was to re-centre the wire wheels, and in this context, we also fitted new Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres on the rear axle.

As it turned out, this was not the solution to the problem, so our workshop removed the propshaft and renewed the universal joints, before getting everything balanced. As a final step, the front wheel alignment was adjusted to give us more-stable and less-nervous steering.

The next two weeks would show whether everything was sorted out, and would provide a good test for the car.

With our 1966 FHC fully loaded, including our rally equipment and climbing gear, we left for Ramsau in Styria, where we would compete in the Lions Classic Charity Rallye. Every time we travel, we are impressed how  much luggage you can fit into a Coupé, especially compared to
most modern sports-cars. On our first extended drive down to Styria since...


Since its founding in 2004, the E-type Club has gone from strength to strength and we now have members in over 50 countries...

What makes the E-type Club different is that we focus 100% on E-types. 

​There are several excellent Jaguar clubs but they have to cover a vast range of cars and interests from pre-war through to the current range. Naturally, they cannot concentrate on just one model...​

Jaguar E-type side view at Shelsley Walsh
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Classic car insuarance specialist
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CKL offers successful race- prepared Series 1 Roadster for sale

Chassis 875949, a genuine ‘flat-floor’ LHD Roadster and a regular competitor at the Goodwood Revival and Members’ Meeting is being offered for sale by CKL. This early E-type features outside bonnet locks, and retains the original 1961 factory registration, 179 WK. With a current FIA Technical Passport valid through to December 2025, 179 WK is eligible for all of the most prestigious historic GT racing events.

After registration by Jaguar in the UK, the car was exported to the US, and was converted to racing specification in the late ’60s/early ’70s before being actively campaigned in competitions up until the early ’90s. In 2005 the car returned to the UK, notably competing in Tour d’Espania ’05 and then...


According to several British newspapers, 9600 HP is about to be auctioned. Well, I have to say that’s news to me.

Clearly the poor reporters are confused. One of our members, who wishes to remain anonymous, is selling the first RHD production Fixed Head Coupé (a car completed about a year after 9600 HP). Apparently it was found in a barn, together with 9600 HP, having been there for 20 years. The inference is that the cars were discovered in this barn. What a load of old rubbish.

I bought both cars in 1977. It was well-known that I owned them and, yes they were residing in one of my barns, but no-one discovered them or rescued them.

In return for the total conservation restoration of 9600 HP, I sold 860001 in about 1999 for £1. The story of all this is told in my obnoxiously-titled book The Most Famous Car in the World (a title forced on me by the publishers and published in 2000) and the subsequent, totally revised...


Philip Porter

Why buy an E-type?


Apart from the emotional aspects, there are a number of hard-headed reasons to buy an E-type. ​


Reliability – there is no point in owning a classic car unless you can use and enjoy it, and do so with confidence that it is not going to let you down. All the E-type’s mechanical components were used in the higher volume saloon...

Why Join the E-type Club?

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XKE Data viewed on laptop

XKE Data is a project to help people find information about a particular car or series of cars by serial number.

This site welcomes participation from anyone interested in these cars. We aren't experts, but there is also no exclusivity to the data hosted here. You don't have to be a member to list a car.

If a site user sees a car with such-and-such car number in a classified ad that's what will be entered. It's all that's known at that point. But over time, hopefully more information will be added, corrections will be made, and at the end of the day we'll know a bit more about a particular car than we would otherwise.

Porter Press International

Porter Press publishes the finest selection of top quality Jaguar books in the world, bar none and these are just some of the titles in their portfolio...

Check with Club HQ for your member discount code (valid on most Porter Press titles).

​First published in 2000 and extensively expanded and updated for this new edition, it includes interviews with many of the central characters. From development...

Original Jaguar E-type

Restorers’ and enthusiasts’ guide to 3.8, 4.2 and V12. This beautifully produced book contains a wealth of accurate information and detailed photographs, gleaned from...

This book tells the story of the 1963 Lightweight Jaguar E-type that was famously given an aerodynamic makeover by Dr Samir Klat of Imperial College, London, for the 1964 season...

An expert could not have written this book.  Experts start with knowledge and experience, and so inevitably make assumptions and gloss over important details.  Chris Rooke had played with classic cars before...

This book tells the story of the 1963 Lightweight Jaguar E-type that was famously given an aerodynamic makeover by Dr Samir Klat of Imperial College, London, for the 1964 season...

Chassis 875027, the focus of this story, was the first E-type campaigned by American racing entrepreneur Briggs Cunningham’s famous team and its performances helped persuade Jaguar to use the...

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