Gallery: the long road to the Jaguar F-Type

Ian Callum on… the 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III

“I’ve always loved the E Type, that’s no secret. Its initial design was spectacular.

“However as the Series I and II developed, US legislation took the purity out if it. Bigger side lamps and exposed headlamps ruined an almost perfect design, and especially around the rear. The fall of the roof or the convertible’s boot lid needed that original punctuation of the slim horizontal tail lamps. Shame.”