Jaguar Land Rover’s Classic vehicle division is giving enthusiasts the chance to own a classic — the E-Type. The legendary sports car is being resurrected for a very limited run, giving modern car buyers the opportunity to drive a piece of automotive history.
Just ten E-Types will be built by restoring original, numbers-matching cars in need of a little TLC. New life will be injected to these vehicles to bring them back into truly original condition, so don’t expect to hear them roar with the F-Type SVR’s supercharged V8.
Like the original, the “new” E-Types will feature either a 3.8-liter straight-six engine, or 4.2-liter six. Both engines were mated to a four-speed manual transmission.
While Jaguar is committed to making these as original as possible, they will be available with an upgraded cooling system, an all-syncromesh gearbox, and bigger front brakes sourced from the second-series model introduced in the late 1960s. They’ll also be protected with modern rust-proofing techniques.
Pricing starts at £285,000 (approx. US$358K). That’s a steep price that can afford plenty of worthy automotive toys. But driving a piece of history is a rare opportunity that some drivers won’t be able to pass up.