Jaguar celebrates 60 years since the birth of the E-Type with classic revamps

Six pairs of models dating back to the 1960s are being reconditioned, and they'll be going on sale to those with pockets deep enough

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The E-Type Jaguar will turn 60 in 2021 and, in celebration of that fact, the company will be creating six matched pairs of the classic ride.

The vehicles will then go on sale to the public after their unveiling.

Each car is a reworking of one of the two oldest and most famous models, the 9600 HP and 77 RW, which were present when the car made its world debut in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1961.

The manufacturer is calling the project the E-Type 60 Collection, and each of the pairs built by the team at Jaguar’s Classic Works facility in Warwickshire, England, will be an existing 1960s 3.8-litre car, fully restored to an anniversary specification.

Few automotive designs gain the kudos of this particular creation, so classic car fans are following the project closely. However, with only six pairs available, not many will actually get to drive one. Reports suggest there has been interest from the Middle East, though.

No word on price yet, but expect them to be rather more expensive than they were in the 1960s.

For regular updates on the progress of the E-type 60 Collection, follow the new official @Jaguar.Classic account on Instagram.