On the occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Jaguar Classic created and exhibited a customized E-type by the experts of Classic Works.
This E-type exclusive made its debut alongside fifteen iconic Jaguar models presented at the Jubilee Pageant. These include a selection of historically important E-types, a fully electric I-PACE eTROPHY racing car and seven convertibles.
The car was commissioned from a customer who had specific needs; he wanted a roadster built in the year he was born and finished to bespoke specifications. The Jaguar Classic team got to work and spotted a Series 1 E-type built just two days after the buyer’s birth.
Over the next year the car was completely rebuilt, starting with the bodywork. As the request was a Union Jack inspired metallic blueafter numerous tests the team developed the perfect shade.
The bespoke interior features stunning leather upholstery in a shade of red inspired by the iconic British pillar boxes (the famous post office columns). They are hand finished using traditional methods in Jaguar Classic Works in-house workshop.
After completing the assembly of the bodywork and paint, the engineering team went to work reconditioning the mechanics, which included a number of updates.
Jaguar Classic E-Type, changes the engine from the original
In the case of the engine, the original 4.2-liter straight-six is replaced by a 4.7 liter engine, which offers superior performance. This is combined with a five-speed gearbox developed by Jaguar Classic, for a smoother, quieter and more refined driving experience.
Furthermore, improved suspension and wheels are installed with wider tires for better driving dynamics. The sports exhaust adds more resonance.
For added comfort, this Jaguar Classic E-Type is equipped with a touch screen, satellite navigation and Bluetooth. All with a vintage look that blends in perfectly with the rest of the car. The headlights are now aa LED type.
A series of personalized details complete the vehicle, including a unique number plate and a badge on the dashboard. In addition, this exclusive blue E-type features some elements inspired by the limited E-type 60 collection.