There is no mystery as to what kind of car this is, so no need for guessing games. But, being black it lends itself to mystery and danger. The ride of choice for the Italian villian Diabolik, and the color that convinced Sir William to build the coupe version of the car. The E-type was originally designed to be an open two seat car, with classic lineage to the D-type and C-type before it. Legend has it that an American panel beater employed at the Coventry factory pleaded to make a coupe, and created the iconic shape you see above. Sir William Lyons had it painted black and the rest is history. Black really lets you see the shape of the car as reflected light. It is sexy as hell if you ask me.
I’m not a fan of the coupe, but if I had one, it would certainly be black.