Six Jaguar E-Type Lightweights

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When the Jaguar E-Type first made its debut in 1961 it caused such a stir that Enzo Ferrari described it as “the most beautiful car ever made”. Its beauty was undeniable but it also hid refined race-bred mechanics making it not just an exclusive European exotic, but a truly usable sports car too. Learn more

The car has a very loyal following, especially among those that appreciate the purity and elegance that Jaguar managed to retain through the years. That enduring appeal is partly why the car is such a desirable investment, with its values constantly rising. It is, however, not for everyone, and it’s a car that can be expensive to own and keep running.\

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That’s why Jaguar decided to get into the restoration and restomod game itself with its ‘E-Type Reborn’ project. This involves sourcing Series 1 E-Types that may have had a hard life and then bringing them back to their former glory.

The team at Jaguar Classic has just launched its latest effort – six new E-Type Lightweights, which are being built by their factory. This isn’t your typical ‘restomod’ though, as the cars are being built using parts from original production Jaguar prototypes (Car Zero). That means all of the build processes and assembly procedures were initially tested and proven on these original examples. They look the part too, with their distinctive flat floor – not so much because owners were known to push the accelerator pedal right to the metal but rather because this was the optimum layout for handling and fuel economy.

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