Welcome to the latest edition of Jaguar Land Rover Classic news – and what news to share. Today, we announce a celebration of an icon: the E-type 60 Collection.
In March 2021, Jaguar will commemorate a unique occasion as the iconic E-type marks its 60th Anniversary. In fitting tribute, Jaguar Classic will create six limited-edition matched pairs of restored 3.8 E-types, paying tribute to two of the most famous examples: ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’.
Both original cars played starring roles in the unveiling of the E-type at its world debut in Geneva in 1961. An Opalescent Gunmetal Grey 3.8-litre Fixed-Head Coupe registered ‘9600 HP’ was driven ‘flat out’ to Switzerland from Coventry the night before the launch. Public relations manager Bob Berry arrived with minutes to spare for demonstration drives. And the rest was history. Drawing an adoring reaction, Sir William Lyons instructed legendary Jaguar Test and Development Engineer Norman Dewis to ‘drop everything’ and drive a British Racing Green 3.8-litre roadster registered ‘77 RW’ overnight from Coventry to Geneva to support an overwhelming demand for drives.
As the world’s number one source of genuine Jaguar and Land Rover parts, we offer authentic touches for your classic. The limited edition Jaguar E-type toolkit features all the components from the original toolkit of the E-type Series I and 2, carefully crafted by Jaguar Classic. Every element of this unique toolkit has been meticulously crafted using the finest materials, including a Jaguar embossed leather strap and durable canvas interior.
As we all adjust to a new way of life, we’re pleased to announce we can now offer mobile vehicle servicing to our UK customers. Our highly experienced Jaguar technicians will travel to you* and service your vehicle on your driveway; all we need is an outdoor flat, solid area of approximately 6 meters by 9 meters. With full-day mobile health checks also available, our specialist technicians can help ensure your classic stays in prime working condition to enjoy the open road this summer season.
*Within 50 miles of Classic Works. For further mileage please contact Classic Works to discuss your requirements.