With only two more days remaining before Techno-Classica Essen 2017; one of the most revered classic car exhibitions in the world opens its doors, more and more teasers and announcements are coming from manufacturers.
That said, one of the highlights of this year’s show is expected to be the launch of Jaguar’s E-type ‘Reborn’ initiative.
In case you’re wondering, the E-type Reborn is a complete service from Jaguar Classic, which offers prospective customers the unique opportunity to purchase an original and highly collectible E-type direct from the vehicle’s original manufacturer.
It is said that an initial batch of 10 expertly sourced and comprehensively restored examples of the iconic E-type are now offered for sale direct from the new Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility in the UK.
The launch of E-type Reborn is a first for Jaguar, but it extends the successful initiative previously introduced for Land Rover’s Series I and Range Rover Classic models, which will also be on show at Essen.
Every E-type Reborn, which starts with a base vehicle sourced by Jaguar’s E-type experts, is completely restored according to the company’s original 1960s factory specification.
Besides that, unique access to build records and original drawings held by the Jaguar Heritage Trust and the team’s decades of experience in restoration up to concours-winning standard, ensure absolute authenticity.
Plus, only authentic Jaguar Classic parts are used throughout to maximise the vehicle’s quality, longevity and collectability.
Tim Hannig, the director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic said, “The launch of E-type Reborn is a hugely exciting development for Jaguar Classic. 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.
The first vehicle to go through the complete E-type Reborn process is an Opalescent Gunmetal Grey Series 1 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe. Originally exported to California in May 1965, the car recorded 78,000 miles before being stored in 1983. It retains its original matching numbers bodyshell, engine and gearbox, all of which have been completely rebuilt by Jaguar Classic technicians.
Prices for E-type Reborn restorations from Jaguar Classic are dependent on specification, starting from £285,000.