Autoweek's look at the fabled Jag E-Type is foregrounded in a man surnamed Tracey, who moved to the U.S. after growing up in Scotland and following the Ecurie Ecosse racers that made liberal use of the lunging cats in the 50s. Tracey snagged his prime example in 1983 at a Honda dealership and still has the Signal Red beauty today. The E-Type debuted in 1961 after its D-Type predecessor captured Le Mans victories in 1955, '56 and '57, and won the first GT race it entered. Tracey's car is a transitional model, a Series II piece of simple, sleek construction that gave way to the more complicated Series III. The car sports a 4.2 liter six cylinder and feels tight and agile when placed in action. Later, more powerful engines were made available, but the extra weight offset the spectacular handling. Tracey uses his E-Type extensively on the show circuit, and for pleasure cruises. Since its restoration, the car has needed nothing more than routine maintenance and general upkeep.

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