The Jaguar E-Type has been named the best-ever British car on the opening day of Classic & Sports Car - The London Show.
The E-Type saw off competition including the McLaren F1, Mini Cooper S, Bentley Speed Six and Lotus Seven to claim the title, which was voted for by the public. All 10 finalists are on display at the show, which takes place at Alexandra Palace in London.
Representing the E-Type at the show is '77 RW' - the oldest surviving example of the car, and the original model that Norman Dewis OBE drove from Coventry to Geneva for the E-Type's world debut in March 1961.
As many as 100 key figures from the classic car world were polled to decide the final list, including the likes of McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray, Lotus head of design Russell Carr, Pink Floyd drummer and classic car collector Nick Mason, Dire Straits frontman and classic car enthusiast Mark Knopfler, and motor racing author and commentator Simon Taylor.
The decision process was led by the Classic & Sports Car editorial team, and the discussion took in classics such as the Aston Martin DB5, Bristol 405, Ford Escort Mexico, Jaguar D-Type, Rover SD1 and even the Gordon Keeble.
Classic & Sports Car group editor James Elliott said: "The E-Type has it all: looks to stop traffic and a driving experience that has stood the test of time. When it was new you could not have bought more style and performance for the price. It is a car that continues to seduce young and old, and is a very worthy winner."
Over 300 classic cars will be presented to the public this weekend as part of the inaugural Classic & Sports Car - The London Show.
Among the models on display will be a Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’, a 1973 Pontiac Trans Am and a Porsche 993 Carrera RS. Tickets can be bought here.