"Selecting the Right Jaguar e-type for you" This article explains some of the changes to the e-type throughout the years, their strengths and weaknesses. Useful for selecting which year e-type might best fit your needs.
Below are photos of several e-types I've owned. You can use these as reference if you are shopping or restoring an e-type. A couple of years ago I decided to restore an e-type from the ground up. The idea was that this would be the e-type I would keep and drive. Not exactly sure why I decided to do it; probably to prove to myself that I could do it.
Once the car was done I immediately sold it since it was simply too nice to drive. Lesson learned: show cars are not fun to own! Still, it was fun to go through the restoration and a great learning experience.
1971 4.2 liter series 2 e-type roadster. This was the last year of the 6 cylinder e-types. There were several features which were unique to the 1971 models ..,. the most obvious are the two leaping Jaguars on the sides of the bonnet.