Jaguar E Type Voted The Best British Car Of All Time
|   Saturday, December 12, 2015
In July this year the international survey of those from Classic & Sportscar began, following which the best British car of all time was to be chosen.
Of the 10 UK cars which have been surveyed (Jaguar E-Type, Mini Cooper S, Austin Seven, the McLaren F1, Range Rover, Lotus Seven, Bentley Speed Six, Ford GT40, Jaguar XKSS and Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost) , thousands of votes have tipped the balance toward the Jaguar E-Type from the very beginning.

The winner was announced at the Classic & Sports Car exhibition - The London Show, which took place from October 30 to November 1 2015.
Thus, the title of Best British Car Ever went to the legendary Jaguar E-Type. The winner is not an ordinary E-Type, but the first E-Type Series 1 convertible copy, with a 6-cylinder in line propeller displacing 3.8 liters, built in February 1961 with the registration number 77 RW.

This copy was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961. To reach the event, this unit made the journey from Coventry to Geneva under its own power, with the legendary Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis at the wheel.

Initially, the E Type was developed as a racing car, relying on the Type D model, which won a lot of races. But in a short time, those at Jaguars adapted to the public roads, converting it into a car in the Gran Turismo category.

When it emerged, the E-Type was declared by Enzo Ferrari himself as the most beautiful car in the world, and the fastest car at that time, at a speed of 240 km / h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h ( 0 to 60 mph) in less than 7 seconds.

The E Type was produced from 1961 to 1975 in coupe or convertible body with propellers in 6, and 12 cylinders.

The other participants were ranked as follows:

2. Mini Cooper S - dynamic version, Alec Issigonis's jewel, which was an extremely long-lived model (1959-2000).
3. Austin Seven (1922 to 1939) - set in motion more than 300,000 British people and was the prototype of the first BMW car (Dixi 3/15 PS DA-1).
4. McLaren F1 - the first serial supercar made of carbon fiber; for many years it was the fastest car in the world.
5. Range Rover - at the time of launch it opened a new niche, combining all-terrain utility with the comfort and luxury of an ordinary automobile.
6. Lotus Seven - dynamic, simple and very graceful. Launched in 1957 the famous "sevens" live as Caterham or Donkervoort models now.
7. Bentley Speed Six - legendary race car that won two Le Mans in the early 20th century.
8. Ford GT40 - developed and built in the UK with one goal: to overtake Ferrari in endurance racing. It managed this 4 times at Le Mans (1966, 1967, 1968, 1969).
9. Jaguar XKSS - only 16 copies were produced on the basis of remaining chassis, from the cars developed for Le Mans. Legalized for public roads, this model was one of the favorites of Steve McQueen's cars.
10. Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost - proclaimed as the best car in the world, this mastodon raised the bar of luxury and reliability to a whole new level.
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