Most expensive Jaguar E-type took 7,000 hours to return to its former glory
The year 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous and enviable cars in automotive history – the Jaguar E-Type – an icon of British motoring. Back in 1964, a Low Drag lightweight Jaguar E-Type met with a crash at the Montlhery circuit in France. The crash took the lives of the driver Peter Lindner, along with another driver and two marshals. At that time, it was thought that it won’t be ever possible to restore the car.
But, it has actually happened now, thanks to Peter Neumark, owner of Classic Motor Car business, CMC, in Bridgnorth. Around 7,000 hours of restoration in Shropshire have resulted in what could be the most expensive Jaguar E-Type ever, worth £5 million ($8.2 million).
The said Jaguar E-Type has now been restored to its former glory by using more than 90 percent of the original parts. Neumark started the restoration process four years ago. He said…
This is one of the most major restorations ever to take place in the world. Many said that it could not be done but we have proved them wrong.
Neumark has installed more than £30,000 worth of welding equipment during the restoration process. This E-Type was one of only 12 lightweight models built by Jaguar in 1963.
Interesting facts: Jaguar E-Type History
Via: Birmingham Post