Jaguar Classic is a division of the British manufacturer dedicated to bringing classic Jaguars of all shapes and sizes back to life.
In the last five years, we've seen some spectacular metal (panel-beaten, no less) leave its doors, and its latest invention is no less impressive.
As part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Jaguar showcased its latest Classic design, a one-off 1965 Series 1 E-Type Roadster. The car's commissioning owner had some extremely specific specifications, which Jaguar met with flying colours.
First and foremost, the owner wanted the 'new' automobile to be made from an E-Type Roadster from the year he was born. Jaguar was able to locate a donor E-Type that had been produced just two days before the owner was born.
The bodywork was painted in a deep blue reminiscent of the Union Jack, while the brilliant red inside pays homage to the classic British pillar box, a type of mailbox exclusive to the United Kingdom and British overseas territories.
Jaguar Classic was not solely concerned with aesthetics. The powertrain was also overhauled, with the original 4.2-liter inline-6 gas engine being replaced with a larger 4.7-liter unit.
This is compatible with Jaguar Classic's bespoke five-speed manual transmission, which was designed to fit E-Types without requiring chassis alterations.
Wider wheels and upgraded suspension components improved the car's handling, while new headers and an exhaust system should make it sound fantastic.
Jaguar Classic also made sure to show the car some love from the twenty-first century. The car will be considerably simpler to notice from a distance thanks to the LED illumination.
Inside, the carmaker added its Classic Infotainment update, which replaces the original radio slot with a small telematics display, providing navigation and Bluetooth features.
In the past, we've seen a lot of wacky designs from Jaguar Classic. In 2016, the manufacturer revealed that nine XKSS cars would be built to 1957 specs, each costing roughly $1.5 million. We noticed the company's growth in 2018.
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