The first of ten ‘Reborn’ Jaguar E-Types is to be shown at the Techno-Classica Essen show in April.
Restored E-Types will be sold by Jaguar after being given a new lease on life by the brand’s Classic division. Previous projects by the division are restored runs of the Series I Defender and Range Rover Classic.
The first car is a 1965 Series 1 Fixed Head Coupé 4.2, first exported to California but repatriated for the Reborn project. The rest of the series will be made up of restored donor cars sourced by E-Type experts. Like the other projects, the reborn E-Types will be restored to the exact specification of the factory at the time. Prices of the cars depend on the specification to which they are restored, but a starting price of £285,000 has been quoted.
Upgrades to the original specification are available through Jaguar to upgrade where deemed appropriate; on the list of available tweaks are an improved cooling system, all-syncromesh gearbox and Series 2 E-Type front brake callipers.