Jaguar is restoring ten classic E-Types
The JLR Group’s Classic division has already completed a limited-run group of Series 1 Defenders and Range Rovers, with the E-Type the latest to be given the refresher treatment.
The first example, based on a 1965 Series 1 Fixed Head Coupé 4.2, will be shown at the Techno-Classica Essen show in Germany on 5th April. The other nine are all Series 1 models made between 1961 and 1968.
Unlike other E-Type remakes such as the £650,000 Eagle Speedster, the Reborn E-Types will be restored to the exact original specification produced by the factory at the time. Even the spot-welding technique used back then is being copied by the Classic division. However, customers can choose from a small number of upgrades from the Series 2 E-Type for an extra cost. These include improved cooling system, brake callipers and an all-synchromesh gearbox.
Prices are expected to start at £285,000 before any upgrades. Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Classic, said: “The resources and information available to Jaguar Classic’s expert technicians are unrivalled, which results in the most authentic E-type restorations possible.”
“The launch of E-type Reborn is a hugely exciting development for Jaguar Classic. The E-type is the most iconic sports car of all time, so we are delighted to be able to give new life to expertly selected examples for discerning customers around the world to own and enjoy.”
Written by Chris Coates
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