Jaguar E-Type somehow defeats the Reliant Robin to be declared best British car ever

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Call it what you will—E-type, as in Britain, or XK-E, as here in the StatesJaguar’s most iconic car can now also be called the best British car ever, thanks to a recent magazine poll.

The E-type, as our own internal style guide demands we call it, debuted in March 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show to the sorts of reviews reserved for world-class cars: “The most wanted car in the world,” the Daily Mail wrote. “It will be a winner everywhere.” Indeed,...

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