Jaguar has a host of legendary models in its back catalogue, arguably more so than any other manufacturer. Few are more desirable and rarer than the Lightweight E-Type, a racing model derived from the road car that Enzo Ferrari himself described as ‘The Most Beautiful Car in the World’.
Just 12 were built, out of an intended 18 and although there are probably now more replicas than original cars, you could get your hands on a bona fide brand-new Lightweight.
Now, 50 years on, the British marque has announced it will be making just six more of the all-aluminium, handbuilt racer using the six original and unallocated chassis numbers.
The cars will be crafted entirely in-house, including the 3.8-litre straight-six engine, to the exact specifications of the original. The company modestly ‘expects a high demand’ for these recreations and existing Jaguar collectors will be prioritised.