Jaguar E Type Mk I group GT (1961)
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Also called Jaguar XKE

Chassis numbers1
•850001 - 850943: RHD Open Two Seaters (942)
•860001 - 861799: RHD Fixed Head Coupes (1,798)
•875001 - 881887: LHD Open Two Seaters (6,886)
•885001 - 890873: LHD Fixed Head Coupes (5,872)

Specifications

15498 units built
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Homologation number: 34
Homologation start: 10/6/1961

Engines

Analytical specifications and drawings

Inline 6 cylinder
3781cc capacity
9.0:1
DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Aspiration natural with 3 x SU HD8 carburetors
Power output, 265 HP / 198 KW @ 5500 rpm
Torque, 349 Nm / 257 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm

ZF 5 speed Manual gearbox
steel monocoque chassis with front subframe. Aluminium body panels
Front suspension wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower wishbones, upper driveshaft links, radius arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
rack-and-pinion steering
disc brakes all around
Length 4,440 mm (174.8 in)
Width 1,650 mm (65 in)
Height 1,194 mm (47 in)
Wheelbase 2,440 mm (96.1 in)
Track (fr/r) 1,270 mm (50 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in)
wheels, front 5K x 15", rear 5.5K x 15"
tires, front 6.40 × 15" Dunlop RS5, rear 6.50 x 15" Dunlop Racing R5
1200 kg


Results in WSCC

Season races for GT 1.0+
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Dayt Sebring Targa Florio Nurb Le Man d' Auvergne Tourist Trophy Bridgeh Paris
Team 3h 12h 1000km 24h 400km 1000km
Briggs Cunningham, 875027 #62, 17th #14, 14th #60, 6th
Briggs Cunningham, 860630 #10, 4th
Peter Berry #32, fuel system
Max Werner/ Norman J. Olsen #59, 19th
Peter Lumsden, 850009 #57, suspe nsion #9, 5th #12, acci dent
Maurice Charles/ John Coundley #8, eng ine
David Hobbs in entry list
Protheroe Cars #14, 6th
Ray Heppenstall/ Tom Fleming #72, brakes
Total points
23
13 5 5
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 12/8 2/2 1/1 2/1 3/2 2/1 2/1
Drivers Team entries and car number
Briggs Cunningham
Walt Hansgen 62 60
Briggs Cunningham 14 10
John Fitch 14
Roy Salvadori 10
Peter Berry
David Hobbs 32
Peter Lumsden
Peter Lumsden 57 9 12
Peter Sargent 57 9
Protheroe Cars
Dick Protheroe 14

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Front suspension
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Rear suspension

Drawings

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Front Suspension

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Rear suspension

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