Jaguar Classic carried out a complete restoration for one of its clients, with a sublime 1965 E-Type improved using restomod principles.
Jaguar Classic, the restoration division of the British brand, surprised one of its customers during the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The lucky owner had his car, a 1965 Type E roadster, delivered to the ceremony. Originally in very poor condition, the vehicle was chosen for its date of manufacture, only two days after the birth of its new owner.
Entirely rebuilt and improved in twelve months according to the principles of restomod (modernizing an old model by adding technology or recent aesthetic elements), this Jaguar E-Type discoverable went a long way. Photos before restoration show the extent of the damage, and the work carried out by the team of specialists. For the bodywork, Jaguar Classic was inspired by the color of the English flag, the Union Jack, with a very nuanced bright blue. The interior is lined with red leather, reminiscent of the famous telephone booths and double-decker buses that are part of the landscape. The facelifted Jaguar E-Type gets LED headlights and a comprehensive infotainment system including Bluetooth connectivity and a small screen for satellite navigation. A plaque on the dashboard reads “E-Type 1961-2021”.
Important technical changes
Heavy changes have also been made under the hood, since the original 4.2 six-cylinder was replaced by another six-cylinder, this time 4.7 liters. That would offer according to Jaguar better performance, even if the brand gives very little technical information. Not even power! On the other hand, we know that the department Jaguar Classic has reworked the suspensions, brakes and exhaust for a sportier sound. Bigger rims shod with wider tyres. Finally, the roadster has a new five-speed manual gearbox, which Jaguar is offering to all of its E-Type customers who want to upgrade.
Photos : Jaguar.
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