1971 Jaguar XKE E-Type


The Jaguar E type, also known as the XK-E, brought style and performance together to create a mass-produced supercar. The road-going sports car was conceived in 1956 as a replacement for the D-type. In March of 1961, the E-Type was officially introduced to the world at the Geneva, Switzerland Motor show.

It's design was created by an aerodynamic engineer named Malcolm Sayer. The front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle featured a monocoque body and a tubular front chassis. The six-cylinder double-cam engine had three SU carburetors and produced 265 horsepower. The suspension was independent with disc brakes on all four wheels. It brought together the best or aerodynamics, coupled with the latest technology and propelled by a potent engine. The vehicle was not only fast, it offered excellent performance and handling. Some of the most common complaints it received were the cabin being too cramped and it suffered from poor ventilation.

The E-Type was a popular vehicle. It was fast, performed well, and was competitively priced. Due to the United States safety and emission regulations, some of the horsepower was lost. The headlamp covers were also removed prior to the close of the 1960's.

A 4.2-liter engine and synchromesh gearbox was introduced in 1964. In 1966, the 2+2 coupe was introduced and featured a longer wheelbase. The Series II cars were not as quick as its predecessors. The Series III, however, was a different story. Powered by a V-12 engine they were once again able to propel the E-Type over 145 miles per hour.

Production for the E-Type ceased in 1975, after 72,520 examples being produced. It was replaced by the XJ-S; a vehicle that was larger, heavier, and not as visually appealing.

By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2006

1971 Vehicle Profiles

1971 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information


Chassis Num: 700-1054

During the mid-1970s, Jaguar provided factory support to two US racing teams, one on the West Coast and the other on the East Coast. Joe Huffaker was on the West and Bub Tullius's 'Group 44, Inc' was on the east. Both teams raced in V-12 powered Seri....[continue reading]

1971 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information


Chassis Num: 1S72245 BW
Engine Num: 7S3059 SA

The Primrose yellow with tan interior carrying chassis number 1S72245 BW has recently come out of a twenty-five year hibernation in dry storage. It has had two owners and has 66,000 miles from new. It was auctioned at the 2006 Exceptional Motor Car....[continue reading]

1971 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information


Chassis Num: J712R28455

The 1971 Jaguar Series II 4.2 E-Type Coupe with a red exterior and black interior was offered for sale at the 2006 worldwide Group Auction held on Hilton Head Island. It was expected to fetch between $35,000-$45,000. The car is in original conditio....[continue reading]

1971 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information


Production of the E-Type began with the Series 1 beginning in 1961 featuring the 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine from the XK-150. All E-Types were given an independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and four-wheel, power assis....[continue reading]

1971 Jaguar XKE E-Type vehicle information


The Jaguar E-Type has three main components which include a monocoque body shell, and two sub frames. The engine is mounted in a bolt-on sub frame. ....[continue reading]

Chassis #: 700-1054 
Chassis #: 1S72245 BW 
Chassis #: J712R28455 

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1971 Jaguar XKE E-Type Price Range: $5,730 - $5,740

Model Year Production

1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)7,382
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)6,799
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)5,299
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)6,767
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)5,143
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)5,614
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)6,732
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)5,700
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)5,143
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)5,839
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)4,635

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