Based on Jaguar’s legendary D-Type race car, the E-Type took the automotive world by storm upon its introduction in 1961. With its classic lines, independent suspension, powerful inline-six motor, and disc brakes, the E-Type raised the bar for what was possible in a production vehicle. All this performance meant it had to be raced, and this 1963 Briggs Cunningham Lightweight E-Type proves the pedigree. Stripped of everything not necessary for the track, this E-Type thundered for 24 hours at Le Mans and the 500 miles of Road America and Bridgehampton, earning the title of “GTO killer” for going head-to-head with Enzo Ferrari’s vaunted 250 GTO on the track.
May 20, 2017