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Curated by the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT), the nine-car showcase will be accompanied by period advertising, artwork, artefacts and more.
At present, the British Motor Museum is closed, under current government COVID-19 regulations. However it is hoped that the museum will reopen on Monday 17 May, this exhibition running until the end of June.
On show will be:
- 1953 C-type NDU 289, bought to race in the 1953 Mille Miglia
- 1956 D-type 393 RW, which finished sixth at Le Mans and won at Reims
- 1960 E2A Prototype, the link between the D-type and E-type, which was campaigned at Le Mans in 1960 by Briggs Cunningham
- 1961 E-type Series 1 Roadster 77 RW, the first E-type Roadster
- 1963 E-type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupé YKE 374A
- 1966 E-type Series 1 4.2-litre PRP 149D
- 1969 E-type Series 2 NNH 103H
- 1971 E-type Series 3 V12
- 1974 E-type Series 3 V12, from Bob Tullius’ Group 44 American racing team
An E-type’s V12 engine is going to be on display, too, as well as wind-tunnel models to celebrate the work of Malcolm Sayer.
The now well-known photograph of Sir William Lyons with 9600 HP at the model’s March 1961 launch will greet visitors, accompanied by a video in which Norman Dewis recalls his ‘mad dash to Geneva’.
Entry to the E-type Evolution Exhibition is included in your usual British Motor Museum admission, which is £14.50 for adults, £12.50 for concessions and £9 for children (5-16 years) – under 5s can enter for free.
Images: Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust