Jaguar E Type Original Colors

Jaguar E Type Original Colors 1961-1974

A true Jaguar E type is the one that is in fact as original as the day it rolled off the assembly line.

Through the life of an E type, it can change hands many times and with that in mind the new owner either maintained the color according to its originality, thus maintaining or increasing its historical value or changed it to his personal taste and unknowingly depreciating the car´s value.

Remember that up until 1973 a customer could order an E Type Jag in any color, in addition to the regular colors available.

At the present time the Jaguar E Type lover and/or investor knows that the more original this iconic car is as it rolled off, the more valuable it will be and therefore a greater return on the investment and of course pleasure.

Jaguar E Type (Jaguar XKE)

It is known as the Jaguar E Type in Europe and commonly referred to as the Jaguar XKE in North America. Get more information on the Original Jaguar XKE Colors

The following lists the original color combinations of E types as they left the factory.

Combination Number
Body Color
Interior
 
 
 
1
Cream
Black
2
Warwick Grey
Red, light tan, dark blue
3
Sherwood Green
Suede green, light tan, tan
4
Dark Blue
Red, light blue, grey
5
Black
Red, grey, tan, light tan
6
Carmen Red
Black
7
Opalescent Silver Grey
Red, light blue, dark blue, grey
8
Opalescent Silver Blue
Grey, dark blue
9
Opalescent Dark Green
Suede green, beige, tan, light tan
10
Opalescent Maroon
Maroon, beige
11
Golden Sand
Red, light tan
12
Pale Primrose
Black, beige
13
Willow Green
Grey, suede green, tan, light tan
14
Beige
Red, suede green, tan, light tan
15
British Racing Green
Suede green, beige, tan, light tan
16
Ascot Fawn
Red, beige, cinnamon
17
Sable
Beige, grey, cinnamon
18
Light Blue
Dark blue, grey, light blue
19
Regency Red
Beige, grey
20
Old English White
Black, red, French blue, dark blue
21
Fern Grey
Moss green, olive, tan
22
Turquoise
Tan, terracotta, cinnamon
23
Green Sand
Tan, olive, cinnamon
24
Heather
Maroon, antelope, cerise
25
Lavender Blue
French blue, biscuit, dark blue
26
Signal Red
Black, biscuit, dark blue
27
Azure Blue
Dark blue, biscuit, cinnamon
28
Indigo
Red, light blue
29
Pearl
Dark blue, red
30
Opalescent Dark Blue
Dark blue, red
31
Opalescent Gunmetal
Dark blue, light blue, red, beige
32
Imperial Maroon
Tan
33
Cotswold Blue
Dark blue
34
Mist Grey
Red
35
Bronze
Beige, red, tan
36
Claret
Beige
37
Sand
Black, beige
38
Opalescent Maroon
Maroon, beige

Now with the right year and month of manufacture of your Jaguar E Type at hand, you can find the correct and original inside and out color combination for your car. Keep in mind again that a customer could factory order any other color combination to suit their taste.

       Year              Combination Number

  • 1961: 1-3-5-6-7-8-9-15-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-36
  • 1962: Identical as 1961
  • 1963: 1-3-5-6-7-8-9-12-15-29-30-31-33-34-35-37-38
  • 1964: Identical as 1963
  • 1965: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12
  • 1966: Identical as 1965
  • 1967: From September on: 1-2-4-5-6-7-8-10-11-12-13-14-15
  • 1968: Identical as 1967 until July. From August: 1-2-4-5-12-13-15-16-17-18-19-26
  • 1969: Identical as 1968 from August
  • 1970: 2-4-5-12-13-15-16-17-18-19-20
  • 1971: From March on: 2-4-5-12-13-15-16-17-18-19-20-26
  • 1972: Identical as 1971 until October. From October: 4-12-15-17-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27
  • 1973: Identical as 1972 from October
  • 1974: Identical as 1972 from October

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Rismayanti 6 years ago from Tropical Island

upss.. so complete.. great hub


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earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Love the hub! Old E-Types were works of art. I will come and spend some more time reading the links. I have built a "D" type motor from an E type, profiling the camshafts and making my own shims. I love the heads on early jags, although they were not bullet proof, the did allow the inline six to produce nice torque down low, and great horsepower for the time. Thanks for a great read. The information about jag paint is excellent and will be very useful as well.


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nelson soares 6 years ago from Sunny Algarve Author

Rismayanti & earnesthub, Thanks for the read!


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IdeaMorphist 5 years ago from Chicagoland

I love jags... so nice to know all this about the paint out there!! Thanks a bunch for sharing :)


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nelson soares 5 years ago from Sunny Algarve Author

Thanks for reading IdeaMorphist!


JohnnySCash 5 years ago

jaguars are a true blessing to drive.


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nelson soares 5 years ago from Sunny Algarve Author

They are really a blessing! Thanks for the comment Johnny!


Jason 4 years ago

Appreciate the help, but there is something amiss. According to this list there was never any shade of green e-type with a black interior.


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TolovajWordsmith 20 months ago from Ljubljana

Cream with black interior is my favorite. I am surprised it is not on the list anymore from 1970. Anyway, having a chance to get a ride in any kind of these classics is definitely experience on its own.

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