|Vehicle Type||Series 1 E-Type XKE|
|Suspension||Front - Independent, Torsion Bar Front, Coil Over Rear|
|Engine||4.2 Liter In-Line 6 Cylinder, Dual Overhead Cam, Dual Carburetors, 265 bhp|
|Owner||Woodland Family Collection|
The original Series 1 was manufactured from 1961 through 1967, the Series 2 from 1968 through 1971 and the Series 3 through 1975. (The Series 3 was equipped with the V-12 engine which performed well in cooler climates but had heating problems in the U.S. in the south-west and western states.)
The Series 1 XKE Jaguar was the first mass produced vehicle to come with 4 disc brakes as standard equipment. Another unique item about the brakes was that it incorporated "inboard" rear brakes on the trans-axles.
With a high torque 265 horsepower 6 cylinder engine, these nimble touring cars were very reliable and were capable of speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour!