Press Release: E-type Resources for the Media – The Facts

E-type Resources for the Media – The Facts

  • philip with his e-types, 9600hp and 848CRYTwo major new books  launched in 2011 by Philip Porter
  • Porter owns Italian Job E-type and oldest E-type
  • E-type Club and Porter can help you with E-type features

E-type Resources for the Media – The Facts


The international Jaguar E-type Club and its founder, author Philip Porter, are available to support the media.

The Club has the largest E-type archive and image library in the world.

Philip Porter wrote the multiple award-winning Jaguar E-type – The Definitive History in 1989 and is working on a completely new, totally revised and updated edition to be published by Haynes in the summer.

Philip Porter is just completing an exciting new book, Ultimate E-type – The Competition Cars, the story of the 12 £2m+ Lightweight Es.

Philip Porter owns 9600 HP, the oldest E-type in existence, the original development, road test (set the 150mph legend when Jaguar ‘cheated’) and press car. The car even has its own book, The Most Famous Car in the World, published by Orion. To launch the E-type at Geneva in 1961, 9600 HP had to be driven flat out from Coventry, arriving with just 20 minutes to spare!

Porter also owns 848 CRY, which appeared in the film The Italian Job.

The E-type Club is a truly international club with members in 50+ countries and offers something for every E-Type enthusiast from those undertaking serious restoration projects to those who are simply fans of these ‘utterly intoxicating’ cars.

The E-type Club can support you if you wish to create an E-type feature. Porter, who has been an airship test pilot, Chairman of the Sherlock Holmes Society, the author of 25 books (incl 4 with Stirling Moss and 1 with Murray Walker), has been interviewed and quoted by many leading  national and international publications. Porter lives with his actress wife Julie in a Tudor farmhouse in Worcestershire and owns a variety of historic Jaguar XKs and E-Types.

ISBN numbers

Jaguar E-Type – The Definitive History (2011 edition)        078-1-907085-08-6

Ultimate E-Type – The Competition Cars                                078-1-907085-07-9

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Press Information & Images

For more press information or images please contact:

Publications:  Abigail Humphries, Porter Press International on +44 (0)1584 781588 or email

Jaguar E-Type Club:  Louise Gibbs, Jaguar E-Type Club on +44 (0) 1584 781588 or email

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