The Jaguar E-Type ~ The World’s Most Beautiful Car Celebrates it’s 50th Birthday

artwork: Jaguar E-type Mark 1. Courtesy of Motoren Automotive News. In celebration of the 50th birthday of the 'World's most beautiful car' a cavalcade of E-types today travelled from central London to Motorexpo in London's Docklands.

London.- The Jaguar E-Type (UK) or Jaguar XK-E (US) celebrates it’s fiftieth birthday this year. Launched on the American market in March 1961, British buyers had to wait until July, before it was made available in right-hand drive for the domestic market. A great success for Jaguar, more than 70,000 E-Types were sold during its lifespan. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in the Daily Telegraph list of the “100 most beautiful cars” of all time. In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. The Museum of Modern Art in New York recognized the significance of the E-Type’s design in 1996 by adding a blue roadster to its permanent design collection, one of only two automobiles to receive the distinction.