Photos courtesy Jaguar Land Rover.
In keeping with its mission to provide parts and material support for classic Jaguar models, Jaguar Heritage Parts is introducing 30 new body panels for E-type models, including a complete set of panels for Series 1 cars and select replacement panels for Series 2 and 3 E-types.
Tim Hannig, director of Jaguar Land Rover Heritage, describes the replacement parts as “the highest quality E-type panels on the market,” calling them “even better than the originals.” Chalk it up to modern technology, as the panels are double-checked against a three-dimensional digital map of a Series 1 E-type, then tested again to ensure the quality of both the part and the original tooling. Only after final adjustments are made is the part put into production.
Jaguar’s reborn Lightweight E-type.
Jaguar Heritage staff worked out the process in the development of the continuation Lightweight E-type, a model that resumed production in 2014 after a 50 year hiatus. The discovery of six unused chassis numbers led to the recreation of the aluminum-intensive race car, upping the total built since 1963 to 18, from the original 12. Crafting the bodies for the new Lightweight E-types gave Jaguar Heritage staff experience in reverse-engineering the car, which is now paying additional dividends in the creation of new parts.
Jaguar Heritage Parts has also announced the introduction of three new replacement exhaust systems for Series 1 and Series 2 E-type models, designed to original specifications to replicate the beloved sound of the 3.8 and 4.2-liter inline six engines. The exhaust components join an ever-expanding, 30,000-item-plus range of spare and replacement parts for heritage Jaguar vehicles, a decade or more out of production.
Jaguar’s Heritage workshop in Coventry, England, also offers servicing on and restoration of heritage models. For more information, visit JaguarHeritage.com.