FINISHING TOUCH: JAGUAR CLASSIC REINTRODUCES ORIGINAL E-TYPE TOOLKIT
The owner’s toolkit was originally offered with Series 1 and Series 2 E-type sports cars and hasn’t been available since the final Series 2 was produced in 1971. Complete original toolkits are highly collectible rarities, fetching as much as £5,000 (approximately $6,455).
Now, thanks to their unique access to engineering records, Jaguar Classic’s Genuine Parts experts have reproduced the toolkit to authentic specifications. The Jaguar branded tools come in a period-correct leatherette-covered canvas roll, and feature all items needed to carry out routine maintenance on the iconic sports car. The reproduction toolkit is priced from £732 (approximately $945).
Dan Pink, Director of Jaguar Classic said, “The original E-type toolkit has become a collector’s item thanks to its rarity and historic appeal. We’ve had customers across the world contact us about obtaining one, which is why we decided to manufacture the toolkits again to their original specification. It’s the perfect finishing touch for E-type aficionados.”
The tools included in the Jaguar Classic E-type Toolkit are:
− Adjustable spanner
− Tire valve key
− Tire pressure gauge
− Points screwdriver
− Feeler gauge
− Three-piece screwdriver
− Spanner 3/4 x 7/8 AF
− Spanner 9/16 x 5/8 AF
− Spanner 1/2 x 7/16 AF
− Spanner 11/32 x 3/8 AF
− Box spanner 7/16 x 1/2
− Box spanner 9/16 x 5/8
− Box spanner 3/4 x 7/8
− Sparking plug spanner
− Tommy bars (one short, one long)
− Valve timing gauge
− Grease gun
− Handbrake adjusting wrench
− Brake bleed tin and tube
The E-type toolkit can be purchased directly from the recently-launched Jaguar Land Rover Classic online parts shop: www.parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com, which gives access to more than 50,000 Jaguar Land Rover Classic Genuine Parts and accessories including E-type body panels and the Jaguar Classic Infotainment System.
The toolkit is also offered as an option for E-type Reborn restoration customers. E-type Reborn is a complete service from Jaguar Classic, offering the unique opportunity to buy a fully restored and highly collectible E-type direct from the vehicle’s original manufacturer.
Every E-type Reborn, which starts with a base vehicle sourced by Jaguar Classic’s E-type experts, is restored according to the company’s original 1960s factory specification. Unique access to build records, original drawings, and the team’s decades of experience ensures absolute authenticity, which has resulted in E-type Reborn restorations winning concours awards in Europe and North America in 2019. Jaguar Classic Parts are used to maximize the vehicle’s quality, longevity and collectability.
For more information on the full range of cars, services, parts and experiences offered by Jaguar Classic, visit: www.jaguar.com/classic.