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Car Of The Day: December 28, 2017; Efsi '62 Jaguar XK-E Roadster
Topic Started: Dec 28 2017, 05:16 AM (282 Views)
Dean-o-mite
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Today's car of the day is Efsi's 1962 Jaguar XK-E / E-Type Roadster.


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The Jaguar E-Type or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles, and mediocre performance, the E-Type sprang on the scene with 150 mph and a sub-7 second 0-60 time, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and unrivaled looks. The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years (1955-1957) and, as such, it employed the racing design of a body tub attached to a tubular framework, with the engine bolted directly to the framework. The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupe form and as a two-seater convertible. A "2+2" four-seater version of the coupe, with a lengthened wheelbase, was released several years later.



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For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Jaguar E-Type


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The popularity of Hot Wheels forced many 1960's toy car brands to scramble to keep their products relevant. This Jaguar shows the "specraflame" looking paint that Efsi started using for a short time, in response to Hot Wheels.


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The Series 1 was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted 3.8 litre six-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S. Earlier built cars utilized external bonnet latches which required a tool to open and had a flat floor design. These cars are rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin bonnet latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8-litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964. The 4.2-litre engine produced the same power as the 3.8-litre (265 hp) and same top speed (150 mph;241 km/h), but increased torque. Acceleration remained pretty much the same and 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) times were around 6.4 seconds for both engines, but maximum power was now reached at 5,400rpm instead of 5,500rpm on the 3.8-litre. That all meant better throttle response for drivers that did not want to shift down gears. The 4.2 litre resulted in increased torque of approximately 10 percent across the power band. Its new block was also longer and was completely redesigned to make room for 5mm larger bores, and Jaguar also redesigned the crankshaft to use newer bearings. Other engine upgrades included a new alternator/generator and an electric cooling fan for the radiator.



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atombaum
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It's in nice shape for sure - even if it looks a bit flattened. Never heard of Efsi. Doors open too. Thumbs up! Any chance of getting a shot of the base?

Edit: Hang on - found one online. I quite like this model. :thumbup:

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pjedsel
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How cool - an EFSI model - a bit surprised as old is this is that someone had offered it as COTD long ago. :D These little cars from Holland were a blast to collect - just ask Wes about those wonderful Model T Fords. :rolleyes: A nice little green Jag with opening doors. :wave:
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juantoo3
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Oh yeah! Another I'm surprised hasn't been featured before.

I've seen these around, I like them but haven't sprung for one yet. I sense this may be my pick of the week...will be hard to beat a pretty kitty.
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Pegers
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simply nice....
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ivantt
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New casting? Quick! Take it apart!
Looks squashed but overall, I'm impressed with the effort...especially the color paint and the doors. The grill , head lamps, windscreen, all add nice detail.
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jurcpa
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Efsi cars from Netherland are very simple and rare and small and funny
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