Since 1961 when the Jaguar E-type made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show the world has fawned over its beautiful Sixties styling and dynamics. Many people have also bought these cars as investments and the rare “flat-floor” Series 1 ‘E-types’ have seen their values soar – although as Stirling Moss famously said: “A car only goes up in value if you keep it in a garage”. Find out ecdautodesign.com
Those who have dreamed of owning an E-Type or its American counterpart the XKE have been able to buy one but as with all classic cars buying a Jaguar E-Type is a decision that requires the owner to enter the market with their eyes wide open and mind in ultra logical Star Trek Mr Spock mode. That’s because you need to make sure you know what you are getting into before you shell out millions of pounds – and not be ripped off by an unscrupulous dealer.
Jaguar E-Type: Unveiling the Evolution of a Timeless Icon
One way to ensure you are not being ripped off is to find out what an expert has to say before you purchase a Jag. And that’s where Eagle comes in – a southern England based Jaguar E-type specialist that has taken restoration and modification to new levels. The company started out in 1984 restoring and servicing E-Types but then took things further and started to re-engineer models itself – recreating historic cars with brand new bodies. This has led to Eagle creating a number of different variants of the E-type including a Speedster, Low Drag GT and this new Lightweight GT – which you can see in the video above.