Jaguar Classic are restoring series 1 E-Types to their original specification – bringing the glitz, glamour and excitement of the 60s back.
Originally launched at the Geneva show in 1961, the E-Type propelled itself as the icon of the 60s. It set the bench mark for high-performance motoring with its sensational jet aircraft-inspired lines and 150 mph.
Described as ‘The most beautiful car ever made’ by Enzo Ferrari:
The E-type’s popularity soared as it defined the generation of ‘cool’ and became the car of choice, for Jet setters, international singers - such as Frank Sinatra - and supermodels alike.
" 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."
Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic
Jaguar Classic has dedicated 30 bays to the reborn programme, at the state-of-the-art workshops at the new Jaguar Land Rover classic works head office in Coventry – whose facilities are beyond compare.
Jaguar Classic’s craftsmen are passionate about the Jaguar Classic brand. Therefore, ensuring knowledge, skill and love are built into each E-Type Reborn, as they deliver a first-class service on craftsmanship.
The first E-Type ‘Rebron’, was an Opalescent Gunmetal Grey Series 1 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe. The car itself, has had quite the jet-setting journey. In 1965, the car was exported to California, and recorded a magnificent 78,000 miles on the clock before being stored in 1983. The Jaguar classic craftsmen, have completely build its original matching numbers bodyshell, engine and gearbox.
The E-Type Reborn team’s attention to detail ensures that as much of the original vehicle as possible is retained or refurbished to correct specification, while any safety-critical parts are replaced with new items from Jaguar Classic Parts.
A number of upgrades from later E-Types, including improved cooling and synchromesh gearbox, can be incorporated into the restoration process – at extra cost – subject to the customers wishes.