Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jaguar E-type celebrates 50th anniversary

Jaguar E-Type

The 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type will be celebrated next month with a display of some significant cars from its history at the Royal Chelsea Hospital.

Set to be included in the September 4th parade is the 12th E-type roadster constructed - which has the registration 848 CRY and appeared in the movie The Italian Job and the Graham Hill driven ECD 400 - which was the model's first race winner in 1961.

Famous faces from the vehicle's history will also be in attendance and Chelsea AutoLegends chairman Eric Verdon-Roe stated the event was "delighted" to welcome Norman Dewis, who was a test development engineer for the car.

"He helped make the E-type the icon that it is and it is only right that he should be a special guest at our 50th birthday celebrations for the car," he said.

Earlier this month a number of classic cars were on display at Nostalgia, which took place on August 6th and 7th at Croft Circuit and has already confirmed it will be returning next year.

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