Why hire an E-Type Jaguar?

An E-Type Jaguar hire gives you the chance to drive the classic car we Brits think to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest car the Country ever made.

Our Jaguar E-type coupe is in Regency Red with a biscuit leather interior. The sunroof opens concertina style so that the whole roof opens. You can drive round the beautiful country lanes of Yorkshire and Lancashire with plenty of fresh air and sunshine, but without getting a hair out of place.

It makes a fantastic gift and a stunning self drive Jaguar wedding car.

Pick up point for the E-Type Jaguar is Keighley

Experience driving an E-Type Jaguar

E-Type Jaguar Hire
Jaguar E Type - rent this car for drives in South Yorkshire
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Jaguar E Type showing Webasto sunroof

Pick up point for the E-Type Jaguar is Keighley

Hire our E-Type Jaguar from £198 to £295 per day

E-Type Jaguar hire

Whether it’s for a gift or for a wedding car, this dream car hire will be a delight. With its long sloping bonnet, faired-in headlamps and centred twin exhaust, the sensual lines of this classic cat are celebrated the world over. On its release Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made”, and he knows a thing or two about good looking cars! Behind the wheel the V12 engine of the E-Type purrs its way around the Yorkshire countryside, its smooth engine performance matching its gorgeous looks.

Our 1971 E-Type Jaguar series 3 coupé is finished in regency red with a biscuit leather interior. Compared to our E-Type Roadster, which only has two seats, there is more space in the 2+2 coupé. It has two small seats in the back, suitable for children, and more luggage space behind the rear seats. If there are only 2 of you then the rear seats can be folded down to give more luggage space.

Although it’s a coupe, you can still feel close to the elements because it’s original Webasto concertina type sunroof means that effectively the whole roof opens. You see much more of the sky than you do with the half roof you tend to get on modern cars with sunroofs.

The 12 cylinder, 5.3 litre engine powers the Jaguar gracefully to 60mph in 6.8 seconds. The Jaguar sports car we have for hire in Yorkshire has a manual gearbox, power steering, independent rear suspension and all-round disc brakes.

Previous owners of our E-Type have carried out a bare metal re-spray, as well as an engine and gearbox rebuild. For an E-Type Jaguar hire in Yorkshire, what more could you ask for than a car which may even help you find your way around? Unusually for a car of this type, our E-Type has spent most of its life in and around Yorkshire.

If you would prefer a top down classic Jaguar experience day you could also choose our red Jaguar E Type convertible hire car.

History of the E-type Jaguar

The E-Type Jaguar is possibly the most well-known sports car in the world. Derived from a racing car, it is an icon of 1960s freedom and ebullience. It was a must have car in the Swinging Sixties for sophisticated young men, including celebrities such as George Harrison, George Best and Frank Sinatra.

The E-type coincided with the advent of the mini-skirt, and according to Joanna Lumley, girls at finishing school were given lessons on how to get in and out of one. It’s interesting that British finishing schools thought their young ladies would be travelling in E-types rather than Ferraris.

Designed in Britain built in Britain, the Jaguar E-Type became an instant must have when unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motorshow. The designer, Malcolm Sayer, based its styling and design on the Le Mans winning D-type.

An aerodynamics expert, he took the sleek contours of the D type and made them work in a road car. Although designed as a road car, the E-Type became an accomplished GT racer, and was very successful in SCCA Production sports car racing. With a top speed of 150 mph in 1961 it set new standards for road cars.

Thanks to its fabulous styling and performance the car was a huge success for Jaguar. Marketed at a price significantly less than those of its competitors like Ferrari and Aston Martin, the sales figures ensured it was a financial as well as racing success.

72,000 Jaguar E-Types were built between 1961 and 1975, many making their way across to the USA where they were sold as the Jaguar XKE. The E-Type was succeeded in 1975 by the Jaguar XJS 

Assembled in Coventry, there were three series of the E-Type. Ours is the series 3, which was built between 1971 and 1975, during which time 15,290 cars were produced.

The Series 3 was notable for its slatted front grill, flared wheel arches, and power steering. In 1971 Jaguar used the series 3 car as a showcase for its first V12, a magnificent engine that turned the E-type into a powerful touring car.

The Jaguar E-Type is a design classic, a mixture of beautiful curves and high performance which has ensured its place in motoring history. E-type Jaguar hire in Yorkshire gives you the opportunity to drive this motoring legend. Savour the Jaguar experience – drive one of most important motor cars ever made.

 

Specifications

Technical

Engine

5.3 litre naturally aspirated 12 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder

Top Speed

0-60 in 6.8 seconds, top speed 150 mph

Power (BHP)

272 bhp @ 5850 rpm, and 304 lb ft of torque at 3600 rpm

MPG

16 mpg

Gearbox

4 speed manual

Brakes

Servo assisted discs front & rear

Functional

Type

2+2 seater, 3 door hatchback coupe with full size Webasto sun roof

Luggage Space

Much better than an E-Type Roadster – the back seats fold down for extra luggage space

Colour

Dark red with biscuit leather upholstery

Sat Nav

Socket for Sat Nav.

Hire an E-Type Jaguar as a gift

Gift vouchers available for that special person in your life.

Prices – Select the option that suits you best

No single price suits everyone, so Classic Car Hire North gives you a choice of packages

All Day Hire

09:00 – 20:00

£275

Additional days £225 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The All Day option is ideal for those who want a tour of the Dales, Moors or even the Lake District.  The generous mileage limit of 200 miles will even get you to and from the East coast.  The majority of people do around 170 miles when they hire a car for 1 day, and don’t incur excess mileage charges.

24 Hour Hire

Return within 24 hours

£295

Additional days £225 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The 24 hour option is evening to evening and suits those who are planning an overnight stay.

Weekend Package

Saturday 09:00 to Sunday 20:00

£445

Price includes 300 miles

The weekend option lets you take a relaxing weekend, with enough miles included to stay in either the Lake District, or the Yorkshire coast.

2 Day Mid Week Package

Tuesday 09:00 to Wednesday 20:00

or

Wednesday 9:00 to Thursday 20:00

£395

Price includes 300 miles

The 2 day midweek option provides a lower price for those who have time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for a leisurely 2 day break.

Extras

All prices include insurance for 1 driver

Additional drivers £20 per day per driver

Picnic for 2 can be added at £35

Excess mileage charge £1.35 per mile

Security deposit £950

The security deposit is not taken until you pick the car up, and is done as a pre-authorisation on your card. This means that no money is actually taken, it just authorises us to take up to that amount in the unlikely event that the car is damaged during your hire.

Driver Insurance Requirements

Driver minimum age 30, maximum age 75

In general, drivers need to have had:

  • a full licence for 2 years or more
  • no more than 6 penalty points on their licence
  • no more than 1 claim in the past three years
  • no mental or physical problems which affect their ability to drive

If you have any queries please contact us.

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