In 1963, Jaguar began building a series of lightweight E-Types with the intention of racing. There were meant to be 18 of these Special GT E-Type Jaguars, but only 12 were actually built.
In a May 13 press release from Jaguar, they’ve announced that they will at last complete the line of limited lightweights, and they will be using the exact specifications from 1963.
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All six reproductions will be entrusted to skilled craftsmen in-house at Jaguar. With all aluminum bodywork and the original aluminum block 3.8-liter straight six engines, the lightweight E-Types have a 250 lbs advantage over the standard E-Types of the same era.
The remaining six cars will be designated the chassis numbers that were intended for them 50 years ago. Expect interest in the ‘missing’ E-Types to hit a fever pitch when they’re released later this summer.