Published on June 25th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair


Jaguar Classic Bring Back the 3.8L XK Engine Block

If you’re a collector of old Jaguars, this piece of news is going to make your day. Jaguar Classic, the restoration arm of the company, are reintroducing the 3.8-litre inline 6 XK engine block which vanished from the shelves over half a century ago.

Other variants soldiered on, and this series of engines was eventually replaced by the AJ6 engine family in the 1980s. These 3.8-litre engines are found in the XK150, XK150 S, MkIX, Mk2, MkX, E-type Series 1 and S-type.

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If you have proper documentation showing the classic you’re restoring had this same engine, you can get the engine serial number put on this new engine block, should you require it. Each engine block goes for £14,340, shipping and taxes not included. That’s over RM76,000!

Here’s the press release with more.


Jaguar Classic has reintroduced the 3.8-litre XK engine block, as fitted to many coveted Jaguar saloons and sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s, including the legendary E-type. Unavailable new for more than 50 years, these are the only brand-new XK engine blocks available.

Recreated to exact original specifications the brand-new cast iron engine block is a direct replacement for the 3.8-litre six-cylinder units originally fitted to the XK150, XK150 S, MkIX, Mk2, MkX, E-type Series 1 and S-type.

Subject to providing documentation which confirms proof of vehicle ownership, customers can choose to retain the serial number from their original engine block, which will be stamped on the new casting with an additional asterisk denoting the new block is a replacement item. Alternatively, the new block is stamped with a new unique serial number.

New 3.8-litre Jaguar XK engine blocks are priced £14,340 each, including VAT, and come with a minimum 12 months Jaguar parts and accessories warranty and certificate of authenticity, exclusively from Jaguar Classic.

This product is available globally and is covered by Jaguar’s standard parts and accessories warranty. The warranty period is market-specific. The Jaguar parts and accessories warranty period is 24 months for UK and Germany. The warranty will not cover modified engines or vehicles used for racing purposes.

About Jaguar Classic

Jaguar Classic is the official source of authentic cars, expert services, genuine parts and unforgettable experiences for classic Jaguar enthusiasts worldwide.

Our team of highly-skilled engineers, graduates and apprentices at the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works facility in Coventry specialises in outstanding E-type Reborn restorations and building exclusive New Original Jaguar
D-type Continuation cars.

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