Jaguar’s first ‘re-creation’ project is to build six brand new 1963 ‘Lightweight’ E-types

by SpeedLux

The Jaguar E-Type is one of the best looking classic cars. Between 1961 and 1975 more than 70,000 E-Types were sold and in March 2008, the E-Type ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world’s “100 most beautiful cars” of all time.

Back in 1963 and 1964 Jaguar produced 12 Lightweight E-Types out of planned 18 units. These extremely rare models were approximately 114kg (250lb) lighter than a standard E-type, thanks to its all-aluminium body and engine block, stripped interior and lightweight, hand-operated side windows.

Those six remaining chassis numbers will be reproduced by Jaguar’s first ever ‘re-creation’ project to the exact specifications of the original 12 cars first produced in 1963 and 1964.

The old/new Lightweight E-Types will be hand-built in-house by Jaguar’s craftsmen, each constructed to the exact specifications of the original model with power coming from the original 3.8-liter straight-six engine.

No pricing details were released, but Jaguar expects a high demand and those with historic race car interests, will be prioritised amongst those potential customers who express interest.

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