The E-Type debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961. Its looks have met praise ever since: The two-seat roadster is on permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Enzo Ferrari called it the most beautiful car ever built. The E-Type turned 50 last year.
Half a century of progress has not diminished the significance of the E-Type, said Mike ODriscoll, managing director of Jaguar Cars and chairman of Jaguar Heritage. It was a sensation when it was launched, and remains Jaguars most enduring and iconic symbol.