£285,000 for a perfectly restored Series I E-type.

Jaguar Land Rover is building on the success of classic restoration projects like the Land Rover Series I Reborn and XKSS continuation specials by creating a limited run of 10 perfectly restored Series 1 E-Types. The first to get this lavish treatment is a 1965 Fixed Head Coupe with an Opalescent Gunmetal Grey body, and the famous British sports car makes a debut at the Techno Classica Essen show in Germany next week.

The original owner of this E-Type purchased it in California in May 1965. The car went into storage in 1983 after covering 78,000 miles. The body, engine, and gearbox retain the original serial numbers.

The E-Type Reborn program will see the team disassemble and rebuilds the car to the exact factory specifications using Jaguar Classic Parts, including the body panels. The division claims that the models are in concours-winning condition after this extensive work. Prices for these restored E-Types start at £285,000 but can raise depending on the specification. 

Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Reborn
Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Reborn

For buyers with a lower obsession for absolute originality, Jaguar’s restorers can add upgrades from later years of the E-Type. These include useful items like the better cooling from the E-Type Lightweight, a full synchromesh gearbox, and front brake calipers from the Series 2 models. 

“The E-type is the most iconic sports car of all time, so we are delighted to be able to give new life to expertly selected examples for discerning customers around the world to own and enjoy,” said Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic.

These days, the E-Type commands massive prices. In January 2017, one of them sold for a record-setting $7.37 million. A derelict barn find example even brought £58,000 at an auction in March 2016.

If you don’t want a whole E-Type taking up space, Jaguar is also revealing Bonnet Art for decorating your wall. They cost £8,000 and come in solid colours, racing roundels, stripes, or specially commissioned one-off designs.

Source: Jaguar

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