WATCH! 1973 JAGUAR E-TYPE in PRIMROSE YELLOW is today’s FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 684

1973 JAGUAR E-TYPE PRIMROSE YELLOW – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 684 – Fireball take Kathie to the Airport, then heads to The English Car Company to drive 2 classic Jaguars!. 1973 and 1978. Both phenomenal, but the ”73 only has 48K miles on it! WATCH!

About the 1973 JAGUAR E-TYPE PRIMROSE YELLOW…

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.

Its 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 has received prominent placement in Austin Powers films and the television series Mad Men.

The E-Type Series 3 was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3 L twelve cylinder Jaguar V12 engine, uprated brakes and standard power steering.

Optionally an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air conditioning were available.

The brand new V12 engine was originally developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

It was equipped with four Zenith carburettors.

The final engine was claimed to produce 203 kW (272 hp), more torque, and a 0-60 mph acceleration of less than 7 seconds, but this bhp figure was reduced in later production.

The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued, with the Series 3 available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé.

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  1. Mark Greene says:

    That ’73 V12 Jag brought back my childhood. I had my own detailing business in high school and one of my clients had a ’73 V12 in white. I would ride my bike to South Mission Beach and drive the car back to my parents to detail it in La Jolla. I always felt very special driving that Jag.

    Enjoying your Vlog Fireball!

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