In May this year, jaguar announced that it would recreate six new lightweight E-type Jaguar cars, each built by Jaguar Heritage. Each of the cars will be built to the exact specification originated from the original lightweight E-types produced back in 1964.
Each one will be hand crafted at Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant in Coventry, and set to be sold as period competition vehicles. The six cars are the ‘missing’ vehicles from the ‘Special GT E-type’ project started back in 1963, which was set to build 18 cars, with only 12 finishing production, with the and the remaining six designated chassis numbers having lain dormant.
The 12 aluminium-bodied Lightweight E-types were race winners in the hands of a variety of famous drivers and original examples are now valued in the many millions.