E-Type fans rejoice: Jaguar-restored cars are now on sale

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You can now buy manufacturer-restored E-Types direct from Jaguar, the company has announced.

The famous British manufacturer has announced that it will be offering 10 of the 'reborn' cars, which use a base vehicle selected by Jaguar's in-house experts, are completely restored according to the company's 1960s factory specification.

The first vehicle to be transformed is a grey Series I 4.2 coupe, which was originally exported to California in May 1965 and racked up 78,000 miles before being put into storage in 1983. The car has been totally rebuilt by Jaguar Land Rover Classic's technicians, and has matching numbers.

Jaguar says the car has been built to be as original as possible, but safety-critical components have been replaced with new Jaguar Classic Parts items.

Prices for the new models will depend on specification, but the cheapest of the restorations will cost £285,000.

Tim Hannig, director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: "The launch of the E-Type reborn programme 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.

"The resources and information available to Jaguar Classic's expert technicians are unrivalled, which results in the most authentic E-Type restorations possible."