Jaguar E-Type Lightweight
- Elaborate full restoration
- Lightweight construction true to detail
- Built for the demanding historical motorsport
- Built by LWR LTD
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The Jaguar E-Type Lightweight
In the winter of 1962/63, Jaguar designed a lighter version of the E-Type especially for racing, which was named Lightweight. It differed considerably from the production version of the E-Type, both externally and in terms of technology. Unlike the production vehicles, the Lightweight's monocoque was made of sheet aluminum and parts of the frame and suspension were reinforced. The rear subframe was taken over from the Jaguar Mark X for better torsional rigidity, the front brake calipers came from the Jaguar Mark IX. The car's engine has also been redesigned. While the engine block of the 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine of the series version was made of gray cast iron, the block of the lightweight models was made of aluminum. The concept of the cylinder head was based on a construction used in the Jaguar D-Type from 1955; for the Lightweight, however, it had been revised in the area of the exhaust valves. The compression has been increased to 9.5: 1. These modifications increased the engine output to around 320 hp (235 kW). The Lightweight's body was also largely made of aluminum. Stylistically, it corresponded approximately to that of the E-Type Roadster and was equipped with a tight hardtop roof. The lightweight weighed 920 kg empty. The Lindner Lightweight reached a top speed of 259 km / h in 1964. In 1963 a total of twelve copies of the Lightweight were built, which were largely identical in construction. Customers included the American racing driver Briggs Cunningham, who bought a total of three lightweight vehicles, the German Jaguar importer and racing driver Peter Lindner, Kjell Qvale and John Coombs, who initiated the lightweight project at the end of 1962.
The vehicle offered here with the chassis number 850648 was completed in the Jaguar factory on January 17, 1963 and delivered to Barcelona on April 11, 1963. In 1988 the restoration and the conversion by the E-type specialists LWR Ltd (Paul Webb & Mike Harris - who were also responsible for the Ken Baker vehicle) took place 3857WK was modified according to the factory lightweights with aluminum hood, doors, roof and trunk lid . Jaguar's former competitive engine builder, George Hodge, was responsible for the engine - built for performance and reliability. Thanks to the powerful brakes from AP and an adjustable chassis, this E-Type is just as powerful on the road as it is on the race track. We hand over this Jaguar E-Type including a fresh service to its future owner. Our sales staff will be happy to provide you with detailed information at any time. Please note that vehicle tours are generally only possible by prior appointment.