British Motor Museums

30th September 2019

E-Type saved

E-Type UK, one of Britain’s leading E-type specialists, discovered what is believed to be the 10th Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2 RHD FHC ever built, lost in the shrubbery of a Gloucestershire estate. The team has now delivered the fully-restored motoring icon to its proud new owner.

After this incredible matching numbers 1964 E-type Series 1 4.2 RHD FHC was unceremoniously dragged from the forest undergrowth, a total re-build commenced at the workshops of E-Type UK. With much of the car having sat open to the elements for the best part of three decades, the entirety of the vehicle’s body was unsalvageable.

However, this very special Jaguar was discovered with completely original, matching numbers running gear and suspension units - maintaining its incredibly significant identity. E-Type UK felt duty-bound to uphold the great history of this iconic sports car, and went about the complex task of putting it on the road once again.

E-Type UK Founder, Marcus Holland commented: “We are incredibly proud and privileged to have been given the opportunity to complete a full restoration of the 10th Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2 RHD FHC to come off the production line. This historic sports car certainly came with its own unique challenges, bringing out the best from our in-house team through the extent and quality of the work required.


E type in the forest
E type after restoration

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