Jaguar E-Type it’s more than just a sports car, it’s a machine that has captivated, inspired and bewitched people ever since its introduction in 1961. It has regularly topped lists compiled by designers and enthusiasts as one of the most beautiful car ever made.
Stylistically, the car appeared to come from the future. With its dramatic oval face and sleek body, as feline and predatory as the Jaguar name promised.
The E-Type was produced until 1974, succeeded by the XJ-S.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York ratified the E-Type’s significance in 1996, adding a blue roadster to its permanent design collection. It was only the second road car so honored, following a 1946 Cisitalia 202 GT.
The E-Type Jaguar which Byrd leans on, had only been on the market for a couple of years when A New Perspective was released and at the time it was seen as an innovative car – as groundbreaking and modern as the music on this album by all accounts. The car offered a new perspective to drivers, the music a new perspective to listeners and with it’s low angle, Miles’ photograph offered a new perspective of the Jag’s bonnet as well.
Style icon Jane Birkin.
Author Truman Capote and his Jaguar.
The E-Type appeared in a number of cult films such as Danger: Diabolik (above) A Shot in the Dark, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Bullitt, Casino Royale, Eye of the Devil, Harold and Maude Love, How to Steal a Million, La Decima Vittima, Moral 63, The Italian Job, The Man Who Haunted Himself, Viva Las Vegas or Vanishing Point.
In the film “Harold and Maude Love”, an American dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot that revolves around the exploits of a young man named Harold (played by Bud Cort) intrigued with death.
In the film Moral 63.
Fashion editorial by photographer Brian Duffy.
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