No.8 of 36 Eagle E-Types built Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘Car of The Century’
EVO Magazine 5-star car SuperSport Specification
Maintained by Eagle since our restoration Fabulous and popular colours
Eagle E-Type No.8 – Commissioned to a very high specification, known to and maintained by us since.
Commissioned as a full restoration Eagle E-Type in the first week of 1998, Eagle E-Type No.8 was certainly the best way for the discerning owner to kick-start the New Year.
Although originally specified to a high spec’, the owner thoroughly enjoyed the process of tailoring his perfect E-type and made numerous additions to the options list throughout the course of the restoration. As such No.8 emerged from our workshops with our ultimate SuperSport specification.
The extensive list of upgrades, which can be seen in full below, includes uprated cooling, brakes, suspension, engine internals and electronics. As a result this E-Type is fantastically capable, much safer and (most importantly) thoroughly enjoyable to drive.
This was certainly the opinion of Jeremy Clarkson, who declared this very E-Type his Car of the Century for his millennial television programme. At around the same time EVO magazine echoed Clarkson’s sentiments in a road test against the then new Aston Martin DB7 Volante, which Eagle No.8 naturally won.
A decade on from commissioning No.8 the owner reluctantly decided to part ways with the E-Type. (He was recently reunited with the car on a visit to our showrooms and certainly regrets letting it go!) Nonetheless we were more than happy to sell the car for him and it has been with its second owner these last near-10 years.
Today Eagle E-Type No.8 has covered just 24,197 miles since our full ‘0-miles’ restoration, during which time both owners have entrusted us with its meticulous maintenance and servicing.
Presented in stunning condition, this Eagle is available immediately and would be the perfect way to kick-start your New Year.
FULL SPECIFICATION DETAILS
SPORT ENGINE INCLUDING:
Sport engine including;
Big valve unleaded cylinder head with Sports cams
Stainless valves, bronze guides, uprated tappets and valve springs
High tensile cylinder head studs
Fully balanced and lightened engine with harmonic damper
6 branch tubular stainless steel manifolds
Large bore stainless steel exhaust system
Uprated engine mount package and gated baffled sump
Carbon fibre ram air induction system
Free flow air filter
Eagle 5 speed aluminium gearbox
Touring axle ratio
Programmed electronic ignition
High performance high-tension cables and fittings
GT springs, torsion and anti roll bars
Adjustable ride height conversion
Polyurethane suspension bushings
Sport suspension geometry
Spherical jointed radius arms
Ultimate adjustable dampers
Offset wishbone bushes for rear camber enhancement
Rose jointed anti roll bar drop links
High power brake servo and stainless braided flexibles
Oversize rear calipers and vented discs
Drilled aluminium brake & clutch pedals
Ultimate AP drilled and vented front brakes with aluminium calipers
High performance brake pads
Brass header tank
Silicone water hoses and stainless steel clips
High power lightweight fan with modern switching
Modern fuel system with custom carburettor jetting
Improved filtration and fuel tank sump
Billet aluminium rack mounts with high ratio steering pinion
Nardi steering wheel
WHEELS & TYRES
Wider chrome wire wheels with stainless steel spokes