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Jaguar to build six classic E-types


Jaguar is building six ‘lightweight’ reproductions of its E-type model in order to finish a 1963 project.

Jaguar was due to build 18 Special GT cars in 1963 but only 12 were made.

The new cars will be hand-built in-house by Jaguar at its Castle Bromwich factory.

Each car will be constructed to the exact specifications of their original 1960s version – including the 3.8-litre straight-six engine.

The Lightweight carried approximately 114kg (250lb) less weight than a standard E-type, thanks to its all-aluminium body and engine block, a lack of interior trim and exterior chrome work and a host of further weight-saving features including lightweight, hand-operated side windows.

Jaguar will be selling the six E-types and has not revealed prices or an on sale date but is expecting high demand from classic collectors.

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