Jaguar Classic set to debut first 'Reborn' vehicle at upcoming show
- Author: Arturo Norris Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 17:27
Yes, it has emerged the company has lovingly recreated the E-type and meticulously restored 10 examples, which will debut at the Techno Classica Essen show next week.
The company said every example will be restored to its original 1960s factory specification using drawing owned by the Jaguar Heritage Trust and parts made by the company itself. You may remember that the historical arm of Jaguar built several examples of the XKSS race vehicle and E-Type Lightweights, but they were technically brand new, original models.
The first auto finished through what's being dubbed the "E-Type Reborn" programme is the 4.2-litre, 1965 Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe you see here.
The first vehicle from the Reborn initiative builds on the success of the Land Rover Classic programmes for early Land Rover and Range Rover models.
The resources and information available to Jaguar Classic's expert technicians are unrivalled, which results in the most authentic E-type restorations possible. Originally exported to California in May 1965, the auto recorded 78,000 miles before being stored in 1983.
Where the original parts can't be saved, or are safety-critical, they are replaced with new items from Jaguar Classic Parts. It was attractive to the Classic crew by still having a matching numbers body, engine and gearbox.
Jaguar Classic is going in to the restoration business with an initial run of 10 Jaguar E-Types costing from £285,000. These include an improve cooling system using Lightweight E-Type bits, an all-synchromesh gearbox, and Series 2 front brakes.
All of the E-Type Reborn models are Series 1 models produced between 1961 and 1968.
The Jaguar E-Type is still regarded by many as the prettiest auto ever made.
There's even more on offer for E-type enthusiasts at Techno-Classica Essen, as Jaguar showcases a new range of exclusive Jaguar Bonnet Art: E-type bonnets as an eye-catching wall-mounted "canvas". Prices start from £8,000.