Jaguar is to build six brand new “Lightweight” E-Types — the “missing” six Lightweights that were never built from the intended 18-car series.
The Jaguar brand’s first ever ‘re-creation’ project, the all aluminum cars will be assigned the six remaining chassis numbers which were originally allocated in 1963.
All six vehicles will be built as perfect reproductions and to the exact specifications of the original 12 cars first produced in 1963.
The new cars will be hand built in-house by Jaguar’s finest craftsman. The Lightweight carried approximately 250 pounds less than the standard car, due to its all aluminum body and engine block, a lack of interior trim, exterior brightwork, and other weight saving options.
Jaguar expects high demand for the six Lightweight E-Types. Jaguar collectors, especially those with historic race car interests, will be prioritizing among those potential customers who express interest.
The first new Lightweight E-Type will make its public debut later this summer. Further information will be released at that point.