You can buy a 'Reborn' 60s E-type direct from Jaguar
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Reborn series now includes iconic E-type
Jaguar Classic will debut its first ‘Reborn’ Jaguar E-type in April. E-type Reborn is a complete service from Jaguar Classic, which offers customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original E-type direct from the vehicle’s original manufacturer.
An initial batch of 10 restored examples of the iconic E-type are now offered for sale direct from the new Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility in the UK.
“The launch of E-type Reborn is a hugely exciting development for Jaguar Classic,” said Tim Hanning, Director of Jaguar Land Rover 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.”
The launch of E-type Reborn is a first for Jaguar and extends the successful initiative previously introduced for Land Rover’s Series I and Range Rover Classic model.
Every E-type Reborn is completely restored according to the company’s original 1960s factory specification.
Jaguar say their access to build records and original drawings held by the Jaguar Heritage Trust, and the team’s decades of experience ensure absolute authenticity.
Jaguar Classic Parts are used throughout, to maximise the vehicle’s quality, longevity and collectability.
“The resources and information available to Jaguar Classic’s expert technicians are unrivalled, which results in the most authentic E-type restorations possible,” said Hanning.
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.
As much of the original vehicle as possible is retained or refurbished to correct specifications, while any safety-critical parts are replaced with new 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. The E-type Reborn team’s attention to detail even extends to recreating the correct type of spot-welding when refitting panels.
A number of sympathetic upgrades from later E-types can be incorporated into the restoration process at extra cost, subject to the customer’s wishes, including improved cooling (using Lightweight E-type-derived parts), all-synchromesh gearbox (if not fitted to the vehicle originally), or Series 2 front brake calipers.
Prices for E-type Reborn restorations from Jaguar Classic are dependent on specification, starting from £285,000 (NZ$510,000)
Jaguar E-type Reborn specification
Originally produced: 1961-1968 (Series 1)
Engine: 265bhp, 3781cc or 4235cc, in-line six-cylinder petrol
Transmission: 4-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
Brakes: Servo-assisted discs front and rear
Top speed: 150mph