The F-Type was Jaguar’s first return to the true sports car market since the legendary E-Type, as such it bears a heavy burden in living up to its lineage and actually had quite a few false starts with two prior concept cars being produced and presented to the public with the XJ41/42 in 1986 that was dropped in 1988 and the F-Type Concept of 2000, also dropped in 2002 but finally the C-X16 became Jaguars codename X152 and ultimately, the F-Type when it was launched in 2014.
Drawing its design and ethos from Jaguar’s legendary D-Type and E-Type, the F-Type manages to spurn any purely retro nods, favoring instead a modern take on the proportions, balance, and essential Jaguar-ness of those classics. As chief designer Ian Callum put it, “this car is for now.”
Available only as a roadster initially with the coupe arriving a little later, the F-Type presents a uniquely British balance of performance, style, luxury, and comfort.
The link to the XK is clear, but the F-Type clearly progresses beyond that smoother shape. The F-Type has a relatively tall front end with a large grille opening flanked by dual air intakes and capped by upsized, upswept headlamps, underlined in LED lighting. There’s enough Corvette and Maserati influence to go around, especially at those intakes–Callum refers to them as “gills.” The hood’s a clamshell design–it’s another heritage influence that also helps crash safety.
The shape grows sleeker along its shoulder line and along the decklid, where thin baguette-shaped LED taillamps–the thinnest possible, he says – bulge at one end with circular insets that directly refer to the E-Type.
Italian Racing Red Metallic
Premium Red Leather Interior Stitched in Jet Black
Performance Seats for Driver and Passenger
Seat Memory Package 2:
20″ Tornado Wheels in Silver
Reversing Camera with Guidance
Heated Steering Wheel
Front Parking Aid
Seatbelts in Red
Sport Extended Side Sills in Exterior Colour
Red Convertible Roof
Headlamps with Intelligent High Beam
Jet Black Leather Upper Environment
Suedecloth Sports Sunvisor with Mirror
Jaguar Smart Key System
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Rain Sensing Wipers
Dual Zone Climate Control
Presented in virtually as new condition, just serviced with Jaguar and fitted with desirable options, this striking example is as much of a delight to drive as it is to look at.
Evidently cherished by both its owners, the most recent keeper has enjoyed the car since it was a year old and always kept it garaged, using it sparingly in good weather only, adding just 1,400 miles to its now 2,882 mile total in that time.
Supplied new by Guy Salmon Land Rover Coventry on 27 September 2016
Oil Service by Guy Salmon Jaguar Coventry on 4 October 2017 @ 889 Miles
Oil Service, Pollen Filter by Guy Salmon Coventry on 10 September 2018 @ 1,418 Miles
MOT 10 October 2019 @ 2,089 Miles
MOT 24 July 2020 @ 2,101 Miles
MOT 7 June 2022 @ 2,334 Miles
MOT 7 June 2023 @ 2,688 Miles
Oil Service, Air & Pollen Filters, Spark Plugs & Brake Fluid by Sytner Jaguar Northampton on 10 August 2023 @ 2,861 Miles
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