Jaguar E-Type ‘Ole 19’ 

  • built in USA
  • 1977
  • 343 HP 4.2L
  • 180 mph
Owner Lou Fidanza said“the E-Type Jaguar was the best sports car ever designed and constructed in major quantities, including the best late stuff from Germany and Japan.
Before the 1977 season it was radically modified to suit modern racing and was homologated using Series II dimensions to get the larger brakes and air opening on the hood.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Jaguar E-Type ‘Ole 19’

Top speed

Jaguar E-Type ‘Ole 19’
180 mph
253 mph
220 mph

Data points Key details of the Jaguar E-Type ‘Ole 19’

Number built

Jaguar E-Type ‘Ole 19’
1 car
300 cars
4 cars


Jaguar E-Type ‘Ole 19’
343 HP
987 HP
750 HP

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Jaguar E-Type ‘Ole 19’
At the time the car was 16 years old and had been racing for eight.1 Praise for the car's preparation was universal and all the Jaguar clubs and racing magazines of the period picked up on the David vs Goliath story of the ‘Ole 19’ beating the factory Datsuns and other American heavy metal.
SCCA racing allowed much larger tires, a fibreglass hood, wider track and rear sway bar which much improved the car's handling.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Jaguar
Type of car Production car
Year 1977
Number built 1 car


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 3.77:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 191
Rear wheels 381/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,337 lb

road tests

Top speed 180 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 343 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,235 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 4.17 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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