E Type Jaguar vs Corvette Stgingray
Just in case you haven't had enough of British cars, we're gonna keep it
goin...but this time we're comparing the E-type Jaguars with the America's
flagship sports car, the Corvette Stingray...Let's take a look.
The E-type Jaguar originally came with a 3.8 liter, 3-carborator version of
the world renowned XK engine, delivering two hundred and sixty-five brake
achieving a top speed of a hundred and fifty miles an hour. It was the
first Jaguar sports car with independent rear suspension -- together with
inboard disk brakes. The sleek, elegant body was a refinement of the
Malcolm Sayer design D-type shape.
Early models can be identified by welded-up hood-lubers and flat-floor
interiors, which provided less space but more cache. The 3.8-liter engine
model had to make due with the rather slow-moving moss gearbox. But when
the 4.2 model arrived, an all- synchromesh box was added, as were
improvements to the breaks with more trust-worthy power assistance.
The cooling system was also upgraded but the tradeoff was that the 4.2
version engine was not as free revving as the 3.8 model. The interior of
the 4.2 got reclining seats to replace the thinly covered but comfortable
buckets and the trunk-lid had 4.2 added to the jewelry to make it more
As the E type evolved from the Series One to the Series Two in the late
60s, it gained some features and lost others. First to go were the
distinctive but inefficient headlight covers and the lights themselves were
moved forward. The center nuts for the wire wheels lost their spinners for
A series two E type is also identifiable from behind -- the thin delicate
rear lights of the earlier versions gave way to the larger lights placed
under the full-width bumper. The Exhaust pipes were also spread further apart.
Under the hood, the series two underwent further changes. Gone were the
polished alloy cam covers and twin Stromberg carbs.
The interior was equipped with rocker switches instead of the previous
toggle switches, once again in the interest of safety. But what was lost in
cosmetics for the series two was gained in drivability. The notorious
cooling problems of the early E types were now well on the way to being
solved. And the brakes were much improved. But whether a series one or a
series two, the 6-cylinder Jaguar XKE represents one of the all-time highs
in automotive design and performance.
Two years after Jaguars landmark achievement, the Chevrolet division of
General Motors delivered a classic of its own -- the all-new Corvette
Stingray. Though perhaps not as sophisticated a design as the Jaguar, it
had three hundred and twenty-seven cubic inches and available fuel
By 1967, the Vette could be had with a mean motor, to give it a
straight-line performance edge over almost anything else on the road. So
which was the better car...you decide.
But one thing is for sure; both the Jaguar XKE and the Corvette Stingray
answer the question...what is a sports car.
Jaguar E-Type lowdrag - Oldtimer Grand-Prix 2010 Nürburgring
Qualifikation zum Rennen "Masters GT bis 1965". Impressionen aus der
Boxengassen vom Motorenstart, kurze Aufnahme von der Strecke und zwei
Runden Inboard im Qualifying mit Oliver Mathai. Es gab kein Rennen aufgrund
des schlechten Wetters am Sonntag
2010 Paul Ricard Endurance Jaguar E Type
First lap of the 2 hours endurance race a part of the 10.000 tours event
organized by Peter Auto around the 40th anniversary of the Paul Ricard
track in southern France
Jaguar E-type Low Drag Coupe - Le Mans Classic 2010
At Le Mans Classic 2010
Pre-grid, warm-up, race and way back to paddock. Various 1962 to 1964
Jaguar E-type coupés, including several Low Drag Coupé versions
Le Mans Classic 2010
Pré-grille, chauffe moteurs, course et retour au paddock. Diverses
versions de 1962 à 1964 de coupés Jaguar Type E, ainsi que plusieurs
versions de coupés "Low Drag"
More about XKE on http://ow.ly/6WGWa
Corvette Vintage Racing
1965 Corvette coupe vintage racing at Limerock Park, CT Fall Vintage Races
Labor Day. Jim Glass at work driving. DocRebuild.com at work drooling on
It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.
Sideways in a D-type! Win Percy Jaguar race action at Goodwood
This DVD I created some years ago (see http://www.xkd505.com ) has sold
over a 1000 copies and is a really exciting watch and listen - half of it
covers 14 laps of a flat-out race at Goodwood in a Jaguar D-type taken with
a cockpit camera and with a full added commentary from the legendary Win
Percy. The car is the recreated ex-Mike Hawthorn 1955 Le Mans winner,
chassis XKD 505 - wind the volume up for this clip!
Jaguar E-Type Restoration - 2 1/2 years in 8 minutes
Restoration video of a Series II Jaguar E-Type. The restoration took two
and a half years, thousands of hours of labor, and much, much more $$. The
Jag was last licensed in 1983 and spent the last 15 years outside with a
deteriorated car cover. This was a nut and bolt restoration. Everything
was rebuilt or replaced. Every motor, caliper, assembly, etc. was
dissassembled and rebuilt.
Goodwood Revival Meeting 2011 Fordwater Trophy Full HD! Celebrating 50 years Jaguar E-type
Video by Marc Vorgers http://www.ClassicarGarage.nl
Fordwater Trophy. Fantastic two driver race for close cockpit Jaguar
E-types that raced at Goodwood between 1961 and 1966. Drivers: Jackie
Oliver, Derek Bell, Jochen Mass, Tiff Needell, Gerhard Berger and many
1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix of Endurance - "The 12 Hour Grind" - Part 2 of 5
This is the second part of "The 12 Hour Grind" which deals with the
legendary 1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix. This is the race where Jim Hall
and his Chaparral went on to victory despite the notoriously rough Sebring
course and the deluge of five inches of rain that struck half way through
the race. For the first time in many years American drivers driving an
American car had won the race. The race video will be shown in five parts.
1955 Jaguar D-Type Racing At Le Mans (Amazing & Rough Sound)
This is the legendary Jaguar D-Type, an ancestor of the dominant
LM-Prototypes Jaguar built in the late 1940s, early 1950s. The cars that
preceeded this dominant machine were the XK-models and the C-Type. All of
them were pretty much the kings of their era.
Not only did they drive well, they were extremely beautiful as you can see
in this video! What you can as well is how nice it is to look at a D-Type
being pushed on track. We, at HistoricRacingHD, think that this might be
one of the most enjoyable videos in terms of really watching it instead of
just enjoying the sound that comes with it.
So seeing this car racing on a legendary track like Le Mans is just an
experience on its own. We were standing at Mulsanne, and in the beginning
of a session it's always quiet until the cars arrive at the part of the
circuit where you are standing. Nevertheless you can hear them coming long
before they actually pass you. These cars were no different. We could hear
them coming from Hunaudières and already got excited. The first few cars
flew around the corner and of course a few D-Types were in the top ten, one
of them pretty much just drifted through the entire corner. Which is what
we are talking about when we say the D-Type is amazing on every single
As always, enjoy the video!
Thanks for watching!
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