It’s not every day that you get to see a Jaguar E-Type on the road let alone 50 well kept and restored examples of what many regard as the most beautiful car ever made. And that’s exactly what happened today when a fleet of 50 privately owned Jaguar E-types in both coupe and roadster formats travelled in convoy through the streets of London on their way to the 2011 Motorexpo in Canary Wharf marking the sports car’s 50th birthday.
As one would expect given the costs associated with these cars, police escorted the convoy of E-types throughout the route that took in landmarks including Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square before making its final stop at Canary Wharf where the cars lined up on display.
"It's been a terrific day and a fitting tribute to the E-type – we are incredibly grateful to the police and all the owners for providing their support to make it possible,” said Graeme Carver, CEO of Motorexpo, upon the convoy's arrival. “We all feel honoured to have taken part in such a key celebration of what was, and remains, a landmark car,” Carver added.
For those of you interested in the Motorexpo, the London show opened today and runs through to June 12.