Retroviseur, May 2010.
Jaguar built just a dozen of the famous all aluminium Lightweight E-Types for racing. Of these, just one was modified by the Jaguar factory for owner Peter Lindner, the German Jaguar importer, to Malcolm Sayer’s Low Drag body design. It was raced by Lindner and Peter Nocker at Le Mans in 1964 before being involved, a few weeks later, in a massive accident. The car was then impounded and locked away for many years. Subsequently, the car was recreated using all the mechanical components in a spare Lightweight tub because the mangled original body was thought to be unrepairable.
CMC’s reputation for world-class Jaguar restoration work has yet again been enhanced by one of the most challenging projects ever undertaken on any car.
Over five and a half thousand skilled man hours have gone into the restoration of what is regarded by most aficionados as the most beautiful E-Type ever produced, the Lindner/Nocker Lightweight.
Our craftsmen have been able to save over 90% of the original body from the tangled shell that entered our workshop over three years ago. This truly amazing restoration is a wonderful testament to the highly skilled team in our body shop.
If you have a special body project like the one in the attached article, or an accident repair, we would be pleased to help.