An initial batch of 10 expertly sourced and comprehensively restored examples of the iconic E-Type will be offered by Jaguar Classic, a division of Special Operations, as a true icon.
Completely restored according to the company's original 1960s factory specification, every E-Type Reborn was built using original drawings held by the Jaguar Heritage Trust, while the team's decades of experience in restoration up to concurs-winning standard, ensure absolute authenticity.
"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
The first vehicle to go through the complete E-type Reborn process is an Opalescent Gunmetal Grey Series 1 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe. Originally exported to California in May 1965, the car recorded 78,000 miles before being stored in 1983. It retains its original matching numbers bodyshell, engine and gearbox, all of which have been completely rebuilt by Jaguar Classic technicians.
As much of the original vehicle as possible is retained or refurbished to correct specifications, while any safety-critical parts are replaced with neww items from Jaguar Classic Parts. Body panels from Jaguar Classic's reverse-engineered panel programme are fitted where necessary, to remove corrosion and restore the E-Type's iconic looks with the best fit possible.
1961-1968 (Series 1)
265bhp, 3781cc or 4235cc
In-line six-cylinder petrol
Four-speed manual, rear-wheel drive