Dinky Toys 131; Jaguar E-Type 2+2
The Jaguar E-Type (UK) or XK-E (US) is a British automobile, manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1974. Its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing resulted in a great success for Jaguar, with more than 70,000 E-Types being sold over its lifespan, and became an icon of 1960s motoring. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in Daily Telegraph list of the "100 most beautiful cars" of all time."
All you need to know is that Jags in general are fab and the E-Type is the best. It is the best looking car ever made, ever, and the 4.2 litre Jag XK straight six is the best, smoothest nicest engine ever.
I may be biased having owned three Jaguars but of all the cars in this database, of all the cars in my 50 years of Observers Books of Automobiles, the Jag E-Type is just the best and you need look no further for perfection.
Dinky made this coupe from 1968 to 1977, from 1968 to 1970 they were white, 1970 to 1975 copper, 1975 to 1976 metallic purple and from 1976 onwards they were fitted with Speedwheels, these later cars being bronze or red.