The Jaguar E Type 1964 is 47 Years in the Making and Magnificent

 - Jul 27, 2011
References: jaguar & gizmag
The Low Drag Lightweight Jaguar E-Type 1964 is a one-of-a-kind vehicle built by the iconic luxury car company 47 years ago. Before the vehicle could even be put to use, it was stalled when it crashed during a high-speed test drive at Autodrome de Montlhéry, and was so badly damaged many insiders thought that it would be impossible to be restored.

For the past 47 years, the Jaguar E-Type 1964 has been off the road, painstakingly receiving restoration work from Jaguar's top mechanics. Now, finally, the Jaguar E-Type 1964 is back on the road after years of hard work, and remarkably, the vehicle contains 90 per cent of its original parts.

The '64 Jag E-Type made its public debut at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power in the UK on July 18th, joining other types of Jaguar E-Type's for a display commemorating the company's 50th anniversary.

Looking at the pictures of the newly restored speed demon, it's clear that the Jaguar E-Type 1964 has aged like a classy wine -- quite well.

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