posted 5 years ago

Jaguar E-type celebrated on First Class Stamp

1961 Series One Jaguar E-type

The iconic Jaguar E-type is most probably one of the most beautiful historic cars. It has been chosen to feature on one of three new first class postage stamps.

The Jaguar E-type was first unveiled back in March 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show; the British sports car was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1974.  Its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. More than 70,000 E-Types were sold.  In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world's "100 most beautiful cars" of all time.

Fifty years on the E-type will now be celebrated on a new first class postage stamp. The stamp illustrates an evocative 1961 Series One Jaguar E-type roadster in red as one of a set of six classic British motor cars. The legendary Jaguar is joined by five other familiar and popular British classic cars, including a 1962 MG B, 1963 Aston Martin DB5, 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, 1968 Morgan Plus 8 and 1976 Lotus Esprit, with the iconic red Jaguar E-type roadster chosen for one of the three First Class postage deliveries; very fitting for such a swift and stylish performance car.

Can you think of any more classic cars that you feel should be recognised and maybe put on further stamp releases, share your opinion with us.