Jaguar Brings the Bling With F-Type Heritage 60 Edition
Jaguar has commissioned a Sixties-inspired F-Type Heritage 60 Edition to celebrate the E-Type’s 60th anniversary. While diamonds are customary on this occasion, the automaker has instead dipped into the E-Type’s palette for its Sherwood Green tone, a color not offered since the 1960s.
Conspicuous by its scarcity, the brand’s SV Bespoke unit is offering just sixty of these distinctive 2021 F-Types worldwide as either a coupe or convertible. Utilizing the F-Type R’s all-wheel-drive, 575-horsepower, supercharged drivetrain, each will be built at the Castle Bromwich plant in the United Kingdom before being hand-finished by the SV Bespoke team at Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire.
What separates an F-Type Heritage 60 Edition from a run-of-the-mill F-Type R? Besides the green hue, you get two-tone leather trim, aluminum console trim obsessed over by a designer looking at the E-Type’s rearview mirror casing, and a 60th Anniversary logo embossed in the headrests of the performance seats. Gloss black 20-inch forged alloy wheels, gloss black and chrome exterior accents, and black brake calipers bestow additional exclusivity. Badging likely leftover from the E-Type Collection vehicles is included, along with commemorative tread plates, and an SV Bespoke plaque to ensure nobody mistakes your Heritage 60 Edition from the more pedestrian R variant.
While F-Type Heritage 60 Edition pricing has not been announced, the tab on the F-Type R, 5.0-liter, 575-hp supercharged V-8, AWD, starts at $103,200 for the coupe, and $105,900 for the convertible. Expect that with only sixty units available worldwide, at-market pricing sharply north of those figures will likely prevail. As with every other Jaguar vehicle, a 5-year/60,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty, complimentary scheduled maintenance, and 24/7 roadside service are included.
Not to miss out on a party, Jaguar Classic is creating six limited-edition matched pairs of restored 3.8-liter 1960s E-type vehicles that pay tribute to two revered examples, 9600 HP and 77 RW, known as the E-type 60 Collection. We have absolutely no earthly idea what these would cost, or if they will even be offered for sale.
A diamond may be forever, but the F-Type Heritage 60 Edition is bright and shiny, if not bold and beautiful. Rolling artisan-crafted sophistication, versus the glitterati.
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