Jaguar E-type Reborn restoration programme set for launch

Techno-Classica Essen show will display ten expertly restored examples, launching Jaguar’s ‘Reborn’ restoration service

After a programme of restored Land Rover products proved successful, Jaguar Classic is getting in on the party by launching E-type Reborn. The Reborn programme will launch in April at the Techno-Classica show in Essen, Germany, and will start with one of the most emotive displays imaginable – the iconic Jaguar E-type.

E-type Reborn will sell expertly and comprehensively restored classic E-types, crafted not in a shed but in Jaguar’s own facilities using approved heritage parts. The first car is going on show a year after Land Rover Classic showed off the Series 1 Reborn, followed earlier this year by Range Rover Reborn.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

>Most expensive cars ever sold at auction

Jaguar Classic already sells older models, of course – with brand-new factory builds of the XKSS race car and E-type Lightweight proving very successful. However those were technically new, original models, whereas the Reborn programme features existing cars sourced by the Jaguar Classic team and restored to the highest possible standard. Jaguar Classic describes them as ‘councours-winning’ and ‘absolutely authentic’.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

The vehicle going on display at the German Techno-Classica Show is a Series 1 E-type – a Fixed Head Coupe in Gunmetal Grey. It’s been in storage since 1983, having raced up 78,000 miles in its previous life, and will be returned to the road in total matching-numbers configuration with its original engine, bodyshell and gearbox restored by Jaguar Classic technicians.

Jaguar Classic retains as much originality as possible, restoring rather than replacing in many cases. However some concessions to safety and longevity have been made – certain body panels are replaced with corrosion-resistant ones, and safety-critical parts are all new, too.

A number of sympathetic upgrades are available, should prospective owners wish to use their E-types in modern traffic. Customers can spec improved cooling, improved brakes and even an all-synchromesh gearbox. Just don’t expect Jaguar Classic to fit a modern touchscreen head unit or air-conditioning.

All ten of the initial run of Reborn E-types are Series 1 models rebuilt to 1960s specification. The price is ‘dependent on specification’, but expect to stump up at least £285,000.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/article/202218/drive-the-most-powerful-supersaloon-jaguar-has-ever-built
Sponsored

Drive the most powerful supersaloon Jaguar has ever built

11 Feb 2020
Visit/jaguar/202210/jaguar-f-type-r-2020-review-supercharged-v8-coupe-takes-the-fight-to-porsches-992
Jaguar

Jaguar F-type R 2020 review

10 Feb 2020
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/mercedes-cla45-amg-hatchback/22953/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-coupe-uk-review
Mercedes CLA45 AMG hatchback

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S coupe UK review

The more stylish version of eCoty 2019’s bronze medallist is as impressive on UK roads as it was overseas
28 Mar 2020
Visit/ferrari/f40/6214/ferrari-f40-review-history-prices-and-specs
Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40 – review, history, prices and specs

Despite having a turbocharged V8 instead of a normally aspirated V12, the F40 is often regarded as the greatest-ever Ferrari road car
21 Mar 2020
Visit/used-cars/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
27 Mar 2020
Visit/hyundai/i30-n-hatchback/201775/hyundai-i30-n-versus-hyundai-i30-tcr
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N versus Hyundai i30 TCR

Can Dickie Meaden beat Steve Sutcliffe in a straight(ish) race? We sent them to the Circuit Nuvolari with a pair of Hyundai i30 Ns to find out.
20 Sep 2019