Jaguar prepared a one-of-a-kind E-Type Roadster for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, presented during the pageant on June 5th, 2022.

This one-off is actually a creation of Jaguar Classic, which restores original Series 1 E-Types to their original specifications; however, this particular example underwent further customization requested by the client. Over 12 months, this 1965 E-Type underwent a complete rebuild.

A new 4.7-liter engine replaced the original 4.2-liter inline-six, paired up to Jaguar Classic’s specially developed five-speed gearbox. The suspension has been tweaked to take full advantage of the new powertrain, with wider wheels and tires riding on all four corners and shielding uprated brakes for more stopping power. A sports exhaust was added for good measure.

The metallic blue paint, said to be inspired by the Union Jack, is contrasted by a bespoke red interior, inspired by British pillar boxes. It was hand finished by Jaguar Classic, using traditional methods. Something less traditional is the touchscreen infotainment system housed in the center stack-- a touch of modernity seen also in the exterior LED lighting.

“I wanted a classic E-type that could be relied upon for daily driving and be comfortable on Grand Tours while remaining authentic to the original – and I’m blown away by the results,” said the unnamed client. “You sense the history and knowledge when you enter the Jaguar Classic Works facility and even after several visits, I still get excited to be in the building. I’m so proud of the car the passionate team there has created, and I’m privileged to be part of its story.”

The client who requested this bespoke Jag requested a model from the year he was born, and Jaguar Classic did one better: tracking down an original E-Type built just two days after the customer’s date of birth. It was presented during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant alongside 15 other iconic Jaguars.