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Cult 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II Diecast Model Car Review

Originally published: October 2019

 

1:18 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II

 

The first two colours of Cult’s 1:18 replica of the 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II, dark blue and dark green, have already been and gone. The third version, continuing Cult’s preference for dark colours for this model, is due to be released soon.

The Series II E-Type was introduced in 1968. It featured several design changes, many of which were influenced by American legislation. Faced with the need to meet the demands of the US legislators, most car manufacturers made amendments only to those cars exported to that market, but Jaguar opted to implement them across the board with the Series II.

The most distinctive of these changes was the removal of the glass covers over the headlights. Other changes included a wrap-around rear bumper, re-positioned and larger front indicators, and a larger front grille to aid cooling. There was also a significant visual change under the bonnet, with the cam covers now having a more industrial ‘ribbed’ appearance, in contrast to the smooth, polished examples found on the Series I.

 

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