Gallery: the long road to the Jaguar F-Type
Ian Callum, director of design, talks exclusively on the cars that led Jaguar to today’s all-conquering roadster
Posted: 02 May 2013
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 of 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.”