The E-Type Jaguar has been described on countless occasions as one of the most beautiful cars in the world. Over the years it has built a reputation amongst Jaguar enthusiasts and classic car collectors for being the ultimate classic to own. If you are lucky enough to own one and are planning to undertake the restoration work by yourself, this manual will take you through the full nut-and-bolt restoration of a very early example, E-Type Jaguar Chassis No 60.
Skilled mechanics and technicians from world-class restorers CMC, have written each chapter, giving a first-hand account of the process with 224 pages and 700 photos showing the level of detail that goes into their award-winning restorations.
- Preparing a workspace and dismantling the vehicle
- Restoring and painting the body
- Engine, electrics and transmission restoration
- Assembly of the sub-assemblies and final assembly
- Road testing and the first outing
The car was the sixtieth E-Type to leave Jaguar’s production line in 1961; not only a very early 'flat floor' 3.8 litre model dating from the first few weeks of production, but also one of the earliest surviving right-hand drive E-Type roadsters, and had never been restored. Anderson bought it at auction in 2013 and sent it to CMC to bring it back to the condition that it would have left the factory in 1961. It took CMC 3,500 hours to restore and since then it has received many awards, including Best of Show at the 2015 RAC Midsummer Drive-In.
"If you are doing (the restoration) yourself, it will be your bible. If you are paying someone else, at least you'll know where all the money goes." - Octane magazine (September 2017).