Jaguar has meticulously recreated the E-Type - yours for £285,000

Emma Haslett
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A beautiful gunmetal grey sports car shows off its curves in a white room
The E-type will be debuted this week (Source: Jaguar Land Rover)

We liked it when it redid the Range Rover Classic - but the latest offering in Jaguar's Reborn range may cause you to break into a light sweat.

Yes, it has emerged the company has lovingly recreated the E-type and meticulously restored 10 examples, which will debut at the Techno Classica Essen show next week. Be still, our beating hearts.

The Reborn range uses original drawings to restore battered old vehicles to create new, state-of-the-art versions of themselves.

So far the XKSS, the world's first supercar, has been lovingly remade, with nine examples sold at £1m each - and the Range Rover Classic has received the Reborn treatment, with examples available at a more affordable £135,000.

But the E-type, arguably Britain's most iconic sports car, is likely to send fans into paroxysms of joy.

The company said every example will be restored to its original 1960s factory specification using drawing owned by the Jaguar Heritage Trust and parts made by the company itself.

The only parts that will be changed are "safety-critical" parts, although in some cases the workshop will fit new body panels. "Sympathetic upgrades", such as improved cooling and Series 2 brake callipers, can also be fitted.

"We are delighted to be able to give new life to expertly selected examples for discerning customers around the world to own and enjoy," said Tim Hannig, director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic.

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

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