“We can say with confidence, the binding to this book is at the pinnacle of the book-binders art. Porter’s work on the Jaguar E-Type is accepted as the definitive study, and together with this sumptuous binding, will remain something to be enjoyed by generations.”


Title: Jaguar E-Type – The Definitive History

History of the Jaguar E-Type: The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975.

The E-Types combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing, established the model as an icon of the motoring world. The E-Type’s 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension, distinguished the car and spurred industry-wide changes. The E-Type was based on Jaguar’s D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years beginning 1955, and employed a racing design with both the body tub and engine bolted directly to the frame.

On its release in March 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made”. In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in The Daily Telegraph online list of the world’s “100 most beautiful cars” of all time. Outside automotive circles, the E-type received prominent placement in Austin Powers films and the television series Mad Men.

Author: Philip Porter

Description: Originally published in 1989, this is the second edition of 2011 which remains today as the definitive study of the Jaguar E-Type. This English language edition is a must for the bookshelf of anyone interested in the Jaguar E-Type.

Special Binding: Covered in a beautiful grained tan leather, the cover sports fine deeply embossed matt aluminium and red foil title blocking. To the centre is a complex duo-foil deeply impressed with the Jaguar E-Type logo in matt aluminium and red foils. The spine with two ribs. The page ends are matt aluminium gilted and the book has matt red endpapers. The book has red ‘heads & tails, along with double red silk ribbon markers.  Supplied within a brown linen archival slip case.

Format: 668 pages with over 1000 photographs (over half in full colour). 28.5cm x 23.5cm.

Publisher: Haynes Publishing

Edition: Special leatherbound limited edition, complete with archival slipcase.

ISBN: 978-0-85733-122-9

Weight: 4kg or telephone: +1694-781354