posted 5 years ago

Jaguar E-Type Restored Decades After Crash

The Jaguar E-Type Lindner Nocker is one of the most important cars in the world.

The Jaguar E-Type Lindner Nocker is one of the most important cars in the world. But why? It was, originally, one of only twelve lightweight E-Types produced in Coventry in 1963. Furthermore, it was the only one to later be upgraded for the infamous Le Mans race. Modifications included fitting a low-drag body and tweaking the engine. These enhancements made it the most powerful car Jaguar's Competition Department had ever produced. These facts alone make this E-Type special - but they only tell part of the story.

This one-off rocket crashed in 1964. Its driver, Peter Lindner, was killed. The E-Type was severely damaged and a report concluded it was beyond repair. A subsequent investigation in the seventies drew the same conclusion. Fast forward to 2007. Classic Motor Cars in Bridgnorth - no doubt using the latest technology - managed to bring the racer back to life. The project took 7,000 hours, and the experts managed to save 90% of the original car. What a remarkable achievement. No surprise they have been awarded a Restoration of the Year title. I wonder if the team would fix a rust spot on my mate's Fiesta.