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Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Jaguar E-type, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Jaguar E-type. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Jaguar E-type can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


The Jaguar E-type was launched on an unsuspecting public in 1961, and moved even Enzo Ferrari to proclaim it as “the most beautiful car ever made”. Early cars were fitted with a 3.8-litre straight-six engine, although this was increased to 4.2 litres in 1964. It had a four-speed manual gearbox, although a three-speed automatic was also offered from 1966. It hit the headlines with its claimed top speed of more than 150mph, so it’s just as well it had disc brakes all round as standard. In 1971, the Series 3 E-type appeared, with a 5.3-litre V12 enigine. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Jaguar repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our repair manual for the Jaguar E-type is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.