Jaguar E-Type Coupe in 1:18 Scale AUTOart Diecast Model

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AutoArt  Jaguar E-Type Coupe Series I 3.8 diecast car
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  • Brand: AutoArt
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Code: AA73612
  • Model: E-Type Coupe Series I 3.8
  • Scale: 1:18
  • Color: Green w/ metal wire-spoke wheels
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Cars come and go. A precious few burn themselves into the public consciousness to become classics. Fewer still become true automotive icons. The Jaguar E-Type (XK-E) Series One is one of those cars. It’s combination of good looks, high performance and relatively reasonable price made it an instant hit. On the car’s release, Enzo Ferrari – a man who knew a thing or two about cars – called it “the most beautiful car ever made”. From that time forward it has been on ‘Top Ten’ lists all over the world and always in the conversation when people talk about cars as art forms. Indeed it is one of only six cars to be part of the NYC Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

Combining a light weight aerodynamic body with the race proven 3.8 liter Jaguar XK6 engine (later replaced with a 4.2 liter engine) and a race proven chassis made this car as fun to drive as it was to look at. In all its iterations, between its release in 1961 and the retirement of the Series Three in 1974, Jaguar sold more than 70,000 E-Types.

Autoart has chosen to come out with both coupe and roadster models of the Series One XK-E in a number of colors. For me the definitive car has to be the E-Type Coupe in the iconic British Racing Green. If you had to pick one GT car to represent Great Britain it would have to be Jaguar and BRG is the color of British racing so there can be no better combination.

The overall look of the model is stellar. The fit and finish are up to AUTOart’s best which is excellent and the British Racing Green paint really comes alive in ‘full spectrum’ lighting. It is a fully opening model and the ‘flip top’ bonnet and side hinged rear hatch really allow you to enjoy the wealth of detail under the skin of this car both in and around the engine and in the cockpit. Indeed detail work is excellent throughout with crisp execution to be see everywhere even under the car. Great wire wheels, excellent glazing and lights, stellar bright-work, even a ‘spot on’ exhaust system and tail pipes – this one has it all.

Complaints? The tires are too small. While they are well formed and of high quality they should have the taller sidewalls of bias ply tires. These look more like late 60’s radial tires. For a car of this iconic status you really want everything to be perfect and the tires are a ‘miss’. That said, coming or going this car is still a classic from any angle you choose and a ‘must have’ for any collector of histories best automobiles.

-Frank Lemire

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