1966 E Type roadster

Total restoration, mechanical upgrades

Total restoration with a wide range of mechanical upgrades, Stage Two 4.7 liter engine, CJ five-speed transmission, upgraded cooling, ignition, suspension, brakes, Borrani wire wheels, etc.

These spectacular photographs are a sampling of the images created for us by Danny Batista Photography. I hope you are pleased with the results!


We dyno tested the car again today, having installed our new CJ long manifold headers and straight through exhaust system. We were particularly pleased with the results, especially given the 100+ degree ambient temperature. Check out the results below! Our exclusive Team CJ Borrani wheels used in conjunction with OEM style Jaguar spinners Installing your new Borrani wire wheels.. Click on the photo below for a short video clip of one of the Dyno runs. This car is one of the most powerful road legal Series One E Types in the world. Team CJ Borrani has uprated hub, spokes and rim to handle this car's almost 400 ft/lbs of torque Dunlop ER/70 15 SP Sport radials compliment the new Borranis perfectly Dead pedal will be fabricated from aluminium Fabricating an adjustable dead pedal.. Mounting holes are slotted so the pedal is adjustable for people of different heights Holes formed using a dimple die Webers will supply the fuel to the Stage Two engine Reassembly now well underway! Dunlop sport tires look the part on new wire wheels Team CJ headers New gas tank installed Wiring the dash Retrimming dash panels Restoring internal dash components Starting to install the new red Suffolk & Turley interior Yesterday afternoon Gerardo finished the painting process and I am pleased to report that the finished result looks absolutely spectacular. There is nothing quite like a freshly painted Opalescent Gunmetal E Type! IRS now completely rebuilt Finished result looks fantastic Clear coat being applied to the bonnet Body rolled outside this morning Gerardo applying the first coat of clear If there is a better color for an E Type than Gunmetal, I don't know what it is... Applying 3M Rocker Guard and painting the underside of the floors.. Applying the first of the Opalescent Gunmetal paint.. All chrome, glass and brightwork has been trial fitted Your car (on right) outside in the Texas sunshine yesterday Screen installed with new rubber seal in order to trial fit chrome A post trim Headlamp rings are trial fitted with new seals and the actual headlamp glass to be used We have now completed the bodywork stage of this restoration and the car has been put into high build, sprayable polyester primer. The last photo in the sequence below shows a magnified image of the bonnet gap, which is as good as it gets.. IRS rebuild underway, some beautiful powder coating, assembling vented front brake kit... Lead loading continued... Lead loading, installing new door skins... Trial fitting rear lamp housings as part of the lead loading process Trial fitting rebuilt doors New door skins installed Lead loading underside prior to removing body from rotisserie Your bodyshell has been removed from the rotisserie and is sitting on one of the roll-around frame jigs. Over the next few days we will be installing the replacement engine frames and fitting your new bonnet. Assembling the new bonnet Monocoque now on roll-around frame jig Progress in the CJ Coachworks.... Driver's shut face panel welded in place Trial fitting left lower quarter panel RH wheel arch has some rust on inner skin that will have to be dealt with Left lower quarter now welded in position Fabricating repair panels Surface rust ground away, bare metal treated with acid TIG welding repair panels Installing the gas filler box Rust proofing inner sill areas before installing new outer sills Piston and rod assemblies installed Laying stroked billet crank in the block New floors and outer sills now spot welded in place The finished article is a thing of beauty I am pleased to report that your Supersports 4.7 engine rebuild has now been completed. Installing new transmission tunnel and new floors.... Preparing to rivet new radius arm cups under floor Trial fitting new trans tunnel Wurth Body Wax applied to inner box sections New floors now installed After trial fitting, new floors are spot welded together prior to installation This body restoration project is now officially underway ... Cabin is now 100% sound once more 4.7 Supersports stroker pistons are 48g lighter than even our regular forged piston Lots of fresh Nickel plating Crower rod approximately 120g lighter than stock rod OEM rod (top) and Crower rod compared Stunning machine work Cylinder head now completely rebuilt We have been busy stripping the 'shipping primer' from your new replacement panels... Both front floors are pretty beaten up! A few extra holes on the rear cowl Rust holes lurking beneath Suspicous phillips screws up inside rear arches Aftermarket driver's footwell The lower quarter will be replaced Accident damage to left rear Doors are in great shape Belly pan also showing signs of accident repair About to seal the disassembled bonnet in epoxy Body sealed in Glasurit epoxy Trans tunnel has been chopped about a bit Up inside the nose of the bonnet center section The body has now been completely disassembled and sent off to be blasted back to bare metal.... I am pleased to report that your Stage One cylinder head rebuild has now been completed. Pressure testing head after completion of port work We picked up a very healthy 55 cfm on the flow bench, which will make this a very strong running engine. It is a shame this machine work will be hidden! Head on assembly bench New timing chain cover was required because the original was badly corroded Head rebuild now completed Surfacing block with new timing chain cover installed Torque plate honing cylinders to size Align hone in porgess Squaring main caps prior to performing a much needed align hone The following photos show some of the block machine work in progress. New linders now installed Stage One engine rebuild now well underway... Honing cylinders to rough size - the process will be completed with torque plate installed Forged CJ pistons Balancer was cracked Pressure testing cylinder head The same water jackets cleaned out Note block water jackets Cutting out old sleeves I am pleased to report that your car has arrived safely at Classic Jaguar and we will have your restoration underway in the next few days. Magnafluxing block (crack checking) Performing a baseline flow test