Collectable, Desirable, Usable, Exciting.
We are building chassis #143 to our ideal specification.
A lot of thought has gone into the best direction to take such an early, thus important, E-Type and we have concluded with a fabulous combination of enhancements which preserves all the important originality but adds reliability, driveability and capability. It is a comprehensive package but the upgrades integrate neatly and discreetly and will ultimately transform this 3.8 into an absolutely superb Grand Touring machine.
It is an original right drive flat floor E-Type and we are maintaining the hugely popular and very attractive Opalescent Silver Grey paint colour with red interior and black hood combination in which it passed out through the factory gates during the first month of E-Type production in1961. The number plate could not be more perfect either as it is UK registered as '143 XKE'.
The Jaguar E-Type is indisputably established as a work of art, but with well considered and discreet modification we can add so much safety and excitement to the driving experience as well that it seems a great shame to deprive this example of the benefits. We can assure the new owner maximum joy of ownership and use.
We have fully restored the body to our usual exacting standards and, of course, included all of our corrosion prevention processes. The paint finish is jaw dropping.
The precise and expert way in which we assemble our E-Types is well recognized and acknowledged and, having undergone our fullest and most exacting attentions, #143 will be amongst the most desirable Jaguar E-types in the world.
The new owner of 143 XKE is very welcome to personalise the specification either way to fulfil their own ideal preferences. This is the list of upgrades currently proposed;
4 pot front brake calipers and vented discs
Oversize rear calipers and vented discs
Oversize brake servo and brake bias valve
Braided stainless steel hoses
Eagle 5 speed gearbox
Uprated fabricated engine mounting
Harmonic crankshaft damper
Stainless steel tubular manifolds and big bore exhaust system
Koni adjustable dampers
GT specification torsion bars, springs and anti roll bar
Polyurethane suspension bushings
Adjustable ride height
Extra rear camber upgrade and upgraded axle location
Standard style smaller sports steering wheel
Polyurethane steering rack mountings
Wider 6” chrome wire wheels with modern tyres
Custom fitted door mirrors
Stalk type seat belts
Retro style CD Tuner and electric aerial
Stainless steel fittings upgrade
Electronic ignition and performance plug leads
Alternator upgrade and lightweight geared starter motor
Fully uprated fuel system
Electronic rev counter
Uprated brake light switch
Battery isolator switch
Uprated heater motor
Aluminium radiator, finished in black
Uprated cooling fan and switching
Cloth effect silicone coolant hoses
Brass header tank
We also have a Gunmetal Series 1 4.2 Coupe, as yet unlisted, at a similar stage and ripe for the new owner to finalise specification should a coupe be more prefereble.