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Published on July 30th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Jaguar E-Type nut and bolt restoration done to perfection

Jaguar Land Rover Should Hire This Spanish Restoration House For Their Restoration Workshop

There is not much information shared on this project and all we know is that this car came from a restoration specialist in Spain and was later sold to a Portuguese collector living in Portugal. This car should be running around Portugal as you read this and enjoy the great pictures below.

He recovered the car from his grandfather and took on the task to revive this valuable classic to its former glory. From the pictures we can tell that he is running a professional car workshop and there are other classic cars being restored with 100% effort.

At its launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961, the Jaguar E-Type not only stole the show but every headline. Enzo Ferrari described the Jaguar as the most beautiful car in the world, and few many regard the original Coupé and Roadster models as perfect from every angle.

The Jaguar E-Type was designed by an aerodynamics engineer named Malcolm Sayer.

The entire front section of the E-type hinges forward to reveal the 3.8 litre motor, originally designed for the Jaguar XK120. The DOHC six-cylinder was fitted with three S.U. carburetors and produced 265-horsepower. A manual four-speed transmission with no first-gear synchromesh was the only unit available. With 3:31 rear-gearing, the 2,700-pound XKE roadster could achieve top speeds of 150 mph.

An engine redesign included an increase in displacement to 4.2 litres, improving driveability and giving better low-end torque. Oil consumption, an issue on the earlier 3.8 motors, was remedied by using better piston rings.

Jaguar E-Type restoration

The generator was replaced by an alternator, and the electrical system switched to negative-ground. A much requested full-synchromesh transmission finally arrived. Inside, the dashboard was changed from aluminum to a black finish, and seats were made to be more comfortable.

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