[concours] Re:your references to 1960s "E-Types"

I noticed in this issue several of you discussing 1966, 69, etc. XKEs,
referring to them as E-Types. I had a 1973 E-Type, Series III, and since I
devoured everything I knew about the marque at that time, I have continued to
believe what I learned then: that all models before the V-12 engine (series
III) was dropped in were referred to as XKEs, the series III V-12s were
referred to as E-Types. Am I wrong? Has thinking on that subject changed,
and are they referred to as all E-Types now?. I HATE to not know something
about Jags!
Emily Love,
1989 XJ-S

this subject often comes up on the E-type list, the usual answer is that
E-type was the original designation, XKE seems to have been used by the
American market as years went by. After all the badging on the cars is
E-type not XKE.

I noticed that most people that approach me to talk about my car, at a show
or even a gas station or parking lot, talk about XKE not E-type when they
know that the car is.

It’s more a market issue than year, the car was clearly launched as the
E-type in 61.

I wonder if the XKE name didn’t creep up also because of the naming of the
XJ6 in the late 60s.

Pascal
Miami, FL
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From: Hoofbeats@aol.com
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2000 10:58 AM
Subject: [concours] Re:your references to 1960s “E-Types”

I noticed in this issue several of you discussing 1966, 69, etc. XKEs,
referring to them as E-Types. I had a 1973 E-Type, Series III, and since
I
devoured everything I knew about the marque at that time, I have continued
to
believe what I learned then: that all models before the V-12 engine
(series
III) was dropped in were referred to as XKEs, the series III V-12s were
referred to as E-Types. Am I wrong? Has thinking on that subject
changed,
and are they referred to as all E-Types now?. I HATE to not know
something
about Jags!
Emily Love,
1989 XJ-S

They are ALL E-Types.

In a message dated 7/17/00 10:01:36 AM Central Daylight Time,
Hoofbeats@aol.com writes:

<< Am I wrong? >>

Emily:

Name is interchangeable.
XKE or E Type’s… the same beautiful car (although I do like the Series 1
the best).

Ron

7/17/00

Hi Emily Love & all – Emily, ALL E-Types (from '61 to '75, Series I, II,
III) were called E-Types by Jaguar (the folks who built them at Browns
Lane, Allesley, Coventry). It stems from the racing C-Types and D-Types,
and was the next letter in the sequence, because the E-Type was directly
derived from the D-Type. American dealers started calling them XKEs,
probably in reference to the XK120/XK140/XK150 (the previous sports cars)
but “E” is definitely NOT the next number in the sequence. Sir William
could have chosen to call it the XK160, thereby using the sports car
sequence – but he chose instead to use the racing car sequence for the new
model, because of its derivation from the earlier race cars. To be correct
(as originally designated by the factory), it’s E-Type. Take care – Larry
Martz*****
I noticed in this issue several of you discussing 1966, 69, etc. XKEs,
referring to them as E-Types. I had a 1973 E-Type, Series III, and since I
devoured everything I knew about the marque at that time, I have continued to
believe what I learned then: that all models before the V-12 engine (series
III) was dropped in were referred to as XKEs, the series III V-12s were
referred to as E-Types. Am I wrong? Has thinking on that subject changed,
and are they referred to as all E-Types now?. I HATE to not know something
about Jags!
Emily Love,
1989 XJ-S