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Quite the Getaway Car: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Vintage Jaguar E-Type

Quite the Getaway Car: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Vintage Jaguar E-Type

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the luncheon after their wedding at Windsor Castle, the newlyweds drove off in a vintage Jaguar that looked straight out of a James Bond movie.

The silver blue Jaguar E-Type was first manufactured in 1968, but last year Jaguar Land Rover revealed they converted the car to run on electric power. They created what it called the E-Type Concept Zero, a zero-emissions version of what Enzo Ferrari once dubbed “the most beautiful car in the world.”

The electric model is quicker than the original E-Type—going from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour for those more familiar with miles) takes just 5.5 seconds, which is about one second faster than a Series 1 E-Type.

When Prince Harry's older brother wed Kate Middleton in 2011, the newly named Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Buckingham Palace in a vintage vehicle that belonged to Prince Charles.

USA Today reports that the 1969 Aston Martin DB6 MK2  Volante was a gift from the Queen and Prince Philip for his 21st birthday.

When Pippa Middleton married James Matthews last year, the couple drove off in a 1961 E-Type that is reportedly the oldest in the world.

A love of vintage, luxury cars must be a family affair. Although our invitation to the royal wedding was lost in the mail, the BluePrint Engines team is hoping for a ride in that vintage Jaguar someday.

 

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