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    Jaguar E-Type Lightweight 1963–1964 and 2014

    Lightweight E-Type (1963–64, 2014)

    Twelve cars plus two spare bodies were made by Jaguar.

    In some ways, this was an evolution of the Low Drag Coupι. It made extensive use of aluminium alloy in the body panels and other components. However, with at least one exception, it remained an open-top car in the spirit of the D-Type to which this car is a more direct successor than the production E-Type which is more of a GT than a sports car. The cars used an aluminium block tuned version of the production 3.8-litre Jaguar engine with 300 bhp (224 kW) output rather than the 265 bhp (198 kW) produced by the "ordinary" version. Factory-built lightweights were homologated by Jaguar with three 45DCO3 Weber carburettors in addition to a Lucas mechanical fuel injection system. Early cars were fitted with a close-ratio version of the four-speed E-type gearbox, with some later cars being fitted with a ZF 5-speed gearbox.

    The cars were entered in various races but, unlike the C-Type and D-Type racing cars, they did not win at Le Mans or Sebring but were reasonably successful in private hands and in smaller races.

    One Lightweight was modified into a Low-Drag Coupι (the Lindner/Nocker car), by Malcolm Sayer.

    Another Lightweight was modified into a unique Low-Drag design (the Lumsden/Sargent car), by Dr Samir Klat of Imperial College. Along with the factory LDC, this lightweight is now believed to reside in the private collection of the current Viscount Cowdray.

    Many were fitted with more powerful engines as developments occurred.

    On 14 May 2014, Jaguar's Heritage Business announced it will be building the six 'remaining' Lightweights. The original run of Lightweights was meant to be 18 vehicles; however only 12 were built. The new cars, using the un-used chassis codes, will be hand-built to the exact same specification as the originals. Availability will be prioritised for established collectors of Jaguars, with a focus on those who have an interest in historic race cars.

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    Finding the A.S.I. website was one of the best thing you could have done, wasnt it?
    Im a regular visitor (and fan) of that website myself, for sometime now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLareN
    Finding the A.S.I. website was one of the best thing you could have done, wasnt it?
    Im a regular visitor (and fan) of that website myself, for sometime now.
    They're there, it's a brilliant site so I thought I'd put the pics in the hide-out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaigra
    They're there, it's a brilliant site so I thought I'd put the pics in the hide-out
    yeah, I made a few thread with pics from there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLareN
    Finding the A.S.I. website was one of the best thing you could have done, wasnt it?
    Im a regular visitor (and fan) of that website myself, for sometime now.

    So am I. It's a shame the photographing skills of the owner aren't that good. He deserved a better camera too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    So am I. It's a shame the photographing skills of the owner aren't that good. He deserved a better camera too.
    I agree, some of his shots are a bit weird lol, but who are we to complain when we're getting supplied with high-res pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaigra
    we're not the only ones, Nopassn has made a few too
    I know, we had our conversations about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    So am I. It's a shame the photographing skills of the owner aren't that good. He deserved a better camera too.
    Well they're not bad at all too, ...mr. presumptuous

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLareN
    Well they're not bad at all too, ...mr. presumptuous

    Ah! You know that's not waht I mean...
    I just think he could use his opportunities better. But the content is very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    Ah! You know that's not waht I mean...
    I just think he could use his opportunities better. But the content is very nice!
    hehe! I know, Im just messing with you

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLareN
    hehe! I know, Im just messing with you
    yes...you do a lot of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaigra
    yes...you do a lot of that
    Yeah, I know ()

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    The first one of the 6 remaining lightweight chassis is ready
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