1963 Jaguar E Type Semi-Lightweight

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1963 Jaguar  E Type Semi-Lightweight

A meticulously built, matching numbers E Type by one of the most experienced Jaguar builders in the World, Mike Harris, formerly of L.W.R. Ltd. Mike has built eleven lightweight and semi-lightweight Jaguar E Type replicas, so he knows what he’s building!

This particular semi-lightweight has undergone a complete rotisserie restoration that started with the steel bodyshell/chassis being fitted with new floors, rocker panels, boot floor, rear quarters, door skins etc. The underside has been powder coated for extra protection. The bonnet (hood) is of composite material with extra louvers, side opening catches and brake ducts, all as per original Lightweight E Types. As with original E Types, this one also has the vented trunk lid and hardtop. Even the trunk lid hinges and hardtop mounting brackets are drilled for lightness.

The 3.8-liter engine has been rebuilt by noted Jaguar expert Bill Terry, with WAD camshafts and has been ported, polished and balanced. Carburetors are Weber 45mm DCOEs, as per original LWT E Types. There is a large capacity aluminum radiator and header tank fitted, together with an electric cooling fan for road use. The exhaust muffler is to FIA specification. Gearbox is a new 5-speed and reverse Tremec unit and the original 4-speed Moss gearbox is available.

Suspension has been uprated with adjustable shocks (the rear four being adjustable for ride height also), whilst larger competition torsion bars are fitted, together with an adjustable reaction plate. All the suspension is poly-bushed and the brakes have Wildwood 4-pot calipers fitted. The brakes and clutch assembly are to lightweight specification and the brake and clutch reservoirs have been mounted to the bulkhead away from exhaust heat.

Chassis number: 879623
Engine number: RA 2450-9
Body number: R636

About John Starkey
I started racing in an Elva-BMW in British Hillclimbs a long time ago; After spending all my parents’ and my friends’ money on this lark (which I thoroughly enjoyed), I settled down to marriage and two kids until age 30. An XK120 Jaguar just begged to be bought and so I promptly equipped this with a roll-over bar and damn read more...
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