First 'Reborn' Jaguar Model Debuting Next Week

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The first Jaguar E-Type Reborn will make its debut at the Techno-Classica Essen Show in Germany.

Jaguar Classic is offering an initial batch of 10 restored Series 1 Jaguar E-Type models, and those attending the Techno-Classica Show from April 5 to 9 will be able to check out the 1965 Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe 4.2 up close. The Jaguar E-Type Reborn is a complete service from Jaguar Classic, allowing prospective customers to purchase an original and highly collectible E-Type directly from the British automaker.

The E-Type Reborn is a first for Jaguar, but it comes as a result of the successful initiative previously introduced for Land Rover Series I and Range Rover Classic models.

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Each E-Type Reborn unit will begin with a base vehicle sourced by Jaguar’s E-Type experts and will be completely restored according to the company’s original 1960s factory specification. Jaguar Classic Parts are used throughout to maximize the vehicle’s quality, longevity and collectability.

The first unit was originally exported to California in May 1965 and recorded 78,000 miles before being stored in 1983. The Opalescent Gunmetal Grey Series 1 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe retains its original matching numbers body shell, engine and gearbox, all of which have been completely rebuilt by Jaguar Classic technicians.

“The launch of E-Type Reborn is a hugely exciting development for Jaguar Classic. The E-Type is the most iconic sports car of all time, so we are delighted to be able to give new life to expertly selected examples for discerning customers around the world to own and enjoy,” said Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic. “The resources and information available to Jaguar Classic’s expert technicians are unrivalled, which results in the most authentic E-Type restorations possible.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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