This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Shots of "E" Type Jaguar being driven at speed and shots of stationary car.

  • Description

    Location: M. 1., England / Great Britain

    Tracking shot of new "E" Type Jaguar at speed along M.1. High angle shot, people looking at Jaguar. MS. People looking at Jaguar, bonnet is lifted to show engine. CU. Engine. Good shots taken of the Jaguar and from Jaguar as it moves at great speed along the M.1.

    Cameraman is visible in some shots.

    (Mute Orig. Neg.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:01:22:00
    UN 3481 C

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This Jaguar, Reg. No. 77 RW, is still running as of 2013, and is the oldest surviving open E-type.

    The footage we see here shows the car being tested before its official launch at Geneva in March 1961.

    It's worth noting that this test took place before the mandatory 70mph speed limit came in to force, and the Jaguar reached speeds along the M1 of 149mph!

    More footage can be seen in clip 3026.25.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment