While not a direct successor of the E-Type, Jaguar fashions the F-Type as a descendant of its most recognized sports car that was built between 1961 and 1974, something the British carmaker tries to bring up whenever the conversation revolves around its new roadster model.
At this year's "Lord Mayor's Show" in London, which one of the longest established events in the UK dating back to the 16th century, Jaguar paraded its new F-Type alongside two E-Types, which were restored by Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth.
The F-Type was driven by popular British Gold medalist and Jaguar Academy of Sports Ambassador, Jessica Ennis, who had this to say about her experience:
"It was great being part of the Lord Mayors Show today in the Jaguar F-TYPE. I was amazed how many people turned out to watch the procession."
The two E-Types accompanying the F-Type were Chassis No. 4, which was the fourth E-Type to leave the factory and the first one to be sold, and the second was Chassis No.24, also known as the “Daily Mail” E-Type, as it was one of two examples given away by the newspaper in a 1961 competition to win "the most wanted car in the world".
This was the first time that the F-Type was shown to the public in the UK following the rear-wheel drive roadster's world premiere at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September.
Photo Credits: Jaguar and Ph. Alister Thorpe