Jaguars enter production 50 years late

Jaguars enter production 50 years late

Six ultra-rare Jaguar cars which were never made in the 1960s will finally be built, the company has revealed.

The Lightweight E-Type Jaguars will be manufactured by hand to the exact specifications of the original plans.

There were initially going to be 18 Lightweight models produced by Jaguar, but only 12 were ever made. However now the 'missing' six will be produced by the firm's best craftsmen, who will give them the original chassis and build numbers intended for them.

The Lightweight racer will have a 3.8-litre straight-six petrol engine and an all-aluminium body and engine block - a feature which makes it weigh 114kg less than the standard E-type.

It also features no interior trim or exterior chrome work and hand-operated side windows.

The six new cars will be in high demand, but the manufacturer said that established Jaguar collectors, especially those with historic race car interests, will be given priority among all of those who express an interest.

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