MONTEREY, Calif. — Jaguar Land Rover is taking care of some unfinished business.
The Indian-owned automaker’s recently created Special Operations unit last week unveiled its Lightweight E-Type, an exact replica of an aluminum-body E-Type racecar first produced in 1963, with plans to complete the originally planned production run.
“The competitions department at Jaguar originally intended to produce 18 cars” in 1963, said John Edwards, head of Special Operations. “There were 18 VIN numbers allocated. Ultimately, we produced 12 cars.”
The remaining six will now be built based on the “Car Zero” prototype unveiled during the event last week in Pebble Beach, Calif., which Jaguar Land Rover North America President Joe Eberhardt called a “coming-out party, if you will, for Special Operations.”