1966 Jaguar E-Type SI

4.2-litre Loewy one-off

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The startling E-Type coupe on offer is one of only two Jaguars restyled and customized by world-renowned industrial and automotive designer Raymond Loewy (it is the only one of them remaining; the other was created from a 1955 XK-140, and was demolished in a fire in 1957). Pinchon-Parat of Sens, France, accomplished the substantial redesign coachwork on this E-Type and the car was owned and driven by Mr. Loewy while he lived in France and Monaco. Mr. Loewy's accomplishments are many and varied; he designed everything from office equipment to locomotives; his portfolio includes the uniquely tapered Coke bottle, and among his well-known logo designs are that of British Petroleum (BP), the Shell Oil Company, and the United States Postal service. His best known automotive design work was for Studebaker, including his assembly and spearheading of the team that designed the Studebaker Avanti of the early 1960s.

Mr. Loewy's E-Type was left mechanically stock; his redesign work re