Jaguar E-type reborn - Jaguar Classic announces £285k E-type restorations

Restored reborn Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar Classic has announced it's taken on (initially) the task of restoring 10 E-Types, with the first fruit of their endeavours off to the Techno Classica Show in Essen next month to show the classic auto world what a "New" Jaguar E-Type looks like.

Restored E-Types will be sold by Jaguar after being given a new lease on life by the brand's Classic division.

The resurrected E-Types are the third such models whipped up by JLR as part of the Reborn series, coming on the heels of Land Rover Classic's Reborn Series I and Range Rover.

The first vehicle to be completed is a 1965 Series 1 4.2 fixed head coupe, finished in Opalescent Gunmetal Grey with a red interior.

Unsurprisingly, Jaguar Classic are keen to point out that they have the ability to restore to their own original 1960s specifications, have decades of experience at rebuilding to concours-winning standards, and use only authentic Jaguar Classic parts where needed.

Jaguar says that a range of "sympathetic upgrades" from later E-Type models can be included in the restoration process, if the customer wishes to, including better cooling, an all-synchromesh gearbox or Series 2 front brake calipers.

Jaguar Land Rover continues the Reborn initiative with the next chapter to involve the legendary Series 1 E-Type.

Jaguar's Tim Hannig said: "The resources and information available to Jaguar Classic's expert technicians are unrivalled, which results in the most authentic E-type restorations possible".

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".

Jaguar plans to cap the program at 10 models a year and its experts are already out in the field looking for exhausted but good Series 1 models to rejuvenate. Jaguar classic parts are used throughout, to maximise the vehicle's quality, longevity and collectability. Prices start from £8,000.

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