Welcome to the Jaguar E-type Club
The only international club dedicated purely to Jaguar E-types
This month we are sad to be waving goodbye to Tony Martin who, as Club Representative, has been looking after members in Gloucestershire.
Thank you, Tony, for your sterling service during the past few years! Do I dare say that we will be back to ‘normal’ with events next year? I certainly hope so. It feels like it has been such a long time. We have Club Weekend (11-12 June) to look forward to, when we will be based in the grounds of the lovely home of club members John and Jan Hunt, nestled alongside the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. We hope to have the booking facility open in the next month or so...
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E-type 60 Photo Gallery
I was shocked and greatly saddened when Doug Nye emailed to say our mutual very good friend Adrian ‘Hammy’ Hamilton had died. I had the great pleasure of interviewing his father Duncan, the 1953 Le Mans winner, in the early ’90s. Ever since I read his hilarious autobiography Touch Wood (I used to keep a spare copy to lend to friends), he had been one of my heroes.
One day in 1994, the phone rang and it was Duncan. ‘Not very good news, I’m afraid. Not got long to go. I’d like you to come down and stay with us, and write my obituary.’ I went down. We drank a lot of gin. We joked and he reminisced. With dinner, we had a great deal of fine claret...
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 buy an E-type
Full calendar of events worldwide
Monthly 68+ page magazine —The E-type
Expert technical advice
Free Classified advertisements
Discounts on parts, services & more
Why Join the E-type Club?
XKEDATA.com 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.
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...
The ‘Snetterton Survivor’ to be restored to former glory.
K ent-based specialist E-type UK is beginning the extensive restoration of a Series I 4.2 Roadster that was damaged in a crash at Snetterton, Norfolk in 1965, and has remained unrepaired for over 40 years. Having rolled off the Browns Lane production line in December 1964, the car’s short but intense life was cut short just three months later during the incident at the Norfolk airfield circuit. Owned and driven by Yorkshire millionaire Tom Casson, the E-type crashed at high speed into a tyre wall. The damage remained largely cosmetic, with the side impact damaging numerous body panels, but most mechanical components were unharmed. The E-type remained in its ‘broken’ state...
E-types light up Silverstone
Roger Gage reports on the E-type Challenge race at a wet and gloomy Silverstone Classic
The rain had been relentless for two hours before the 43 cars took to the flooded track in celebration of the E-type’s racing debut at Oulton Park in 1961, and its continued presence in historic racing ever since. What could be better than seeing them repeat years of racing endeavour on Silverstone’s full Grand Prix circuit? From a rolling start, the blue car of Nigel Greensall (91), starting from pole position, took the lead from Gary Pearson (23) and Ben Mitchell (221) in a blaze of headlights and amid a towering wall of spray. A lap later, Mitchell moved up to second after Pearson had a slide leaving The Loop. With a storming drive from the fifth row, Alex Brundle (1) made his way up to third place...
The All-American Hero and Jaguar’s Racing E-types
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 E-type as the basis for a competition thoroughbred that has become one of the most coveted of all time: the Lightweight...
E-type Jaguar DIY
Restoration & Maintenance
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 but had never fully restored one, and knew nothing about them...
Jaguar Lightweight E-type - 4 WPD
The first in the acclaimed ‘Great Cars’ series, telling the story of the car that took part in this famous E-type’s first ever race, under the aegis of the great John Coombs...
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).
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 extensive research, to enable the originality of any production E-type – Series 1, 2 or 3 – to be established...
9600 HP - The Story of the World's Oldest E-type
From development prototype to Geneva Motor Show star and 150mph road-test car, 9600 HP played a key role in the launch of the sensational Jaguar E-type.
First published in 2000 and extensively expanded and updated for this new edition, it includes interviews with many of the characters who were central...
Grand Prix Tour
7-16 May 2022
Organised by Classics on the Road
Isle of Wight Shakedown Tour
19-23 or 24-28 April 2022
Organised by Backwater Tours
CBR Technical Masterclass
23 April 2022
Organised by Club Office