Jaguar E-type exhibition coming to British Motor Museum

| 16 Mar 2021
Classic & Sports Car – Jaguar E-type exhibition coming to British Motor Museum

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To coincide with the model’s 60th anniversary, a new Jaguar E-type exhibition has been announced at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire.

Curated by the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT), the nine-car showcase will be accompanied by period advertising, artwork, artefacts and more.

At present, the British Motor Museum is closed, under current government COVID-19 regulations. However it is hoped that the museum will reopen on Monday 17 May, this exhibition running until the end of June.

Classic & Sports Car – Jaguar E-type exhibition coming to British Motor Museum

On show will be: 

  • 1953 C-type NDU 289, bought to race in the 1953 Mille Miglia
  • 1956 D-type 393 RW, which finished sixth at Le Mans and won at Reims
  • 1960 E2A Prototype, the link between the D-type and E-type, which was campaigned at Le Mans in 1960 by Briggs Cunningham
  • 1961 E-type Series 1 Roadster 77 RW, the first E-type Roadster
  • 1963 E-type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupé YKE 374A
  • 1966 E-type Series 1 4.2-litre PRP 149D
  • 1969 E-type Series 2 NNH 103H
  • 1971 E-type Series 3 V12
  • 1974 E-type Series 3 V12, from Bob Tullius’ Group 44 American racing team

  
An E-type’s V12 engine is going to be on display, too, as well as wind-tunnel models to celebrate the work of Malcolm Sayer.

Classic & Sports Car – Jaguar E-type exhibition coming to British Motor Museum
Classic & Sports Car – Jaguar E-type exhibition coming to British Motor Museum
Classic & Sports Car – Jaguar E-type exhibition coming to British Motor Museum

The now well-known photograph of Sir William Lyons with 9600 HP at the model’s March 1961 launch will greet visitors, accompanied by a video in which Norman Dewis recalls his ‘mad dash to Geneva’.

Entry to the E-type Evolution Exhibition is included in your usual British Motor Museum admission, which is £14.50 for adults, £12.50 for concessions and £9 for children (5-16 years) – under 5s can enter for free.

To find out more, click here, or to visit the British Motor Museum website, click here.

Images: Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust


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