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Jaguar Rolls Out 10 Fully Restored E-Types

Project will hold to original specs, down to the spot-welds.

by on Mar.31, 2017

The first restored E-Type was shipped to California and has been in storage since 1983.

The Jaguar E-Type is more than just a legend. It’s been wildly popular with classic car collectors and now, as part of its “Reborn” program, Jaguar will fully restore 10 of its Series 1 E-Types for a handful of lucky aficionados.

All 10 of the Series 1 models were produced between 1961 and 1968, the very first to go through the restoration process rolling off the line in 1965. Jaguar promises each will be restored to factory spec – albeit for a price: they’ll start at around $355,000 – or more if you want some upgrades, such as a syncromesh transmission.

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“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,” said Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic. “The resources and information available to Jaguar Classic’s expert technicians are unrivalled, which results in the most authentic E-Type restorations possible.”

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Jaguar’s Legendary XKSS Comes Back to Life

"I had to build in those idiosyncracies."

by on Nov.21, 2016

Kevin Riches led the team that created the nine Jaguar XKSS continuation cars.

The fire moved quickly, and with devastating results, leaving little more than ashes and molten metal where Jaguar’s Brown’s Lane factory once stood.

The disaster that struck on February 12, 1957 nearly destroyed the British maker and ruined its plans to build 25 XKSS roadsters, basically a road-going version of the D-Type race car that had dominated Le Mans for much of the mid-decade. Only 16 had been completed, the remaining nine still in various stages of production.

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But nearly 60 years later, the remaining cars will finally be completed, thanks to the British marque’s Jaguar Classic division. It’s not the first time an automaker has tried to revive one of its historic models. There are a number of recreations and plenty of “restomods.” What Jaguar has come up with is an amazingly precise continuation, accurate down to the five different type of rivets used on the original 16 roadsters.

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Jaguar Brings Back the 1957 XKSS

British maker plans only nine of the $1.4 million replicas.

by on Mar.23, 2016

The Jaguar XKSS reappears after 60 years.

When a fire struck the Jaguar plant in March 1957, it destroyed the last of a batch of D-Type race cars that were going to be converted to street vehicles, and nearly doomed the British maker in the process.

Nearly six decades later, Jaguar says it will build the nine XKSS models it was never able to produce, selling them for a “severe” 1 million British pounds, or about $1.4 million at the current exchange rate.

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“We will now build the nine XKSS cars that never saw the light of day,” said Tim Hannig, director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, the unit that primarily focuses on providing parts and restoring old vehicles for their owners.

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