New Aluminium – Handcrafted – E Type & Low Drag – Lightweight Bodyshells – Recreations


Lanes Cars are appointed agents for GP Aluminium Race Car Bodies a 3rd generation historic racing car bodybuilders, for their new handcrafted aluminium Recreation E Type S1 Roadsters, S1 Fixed Head Coupes, & aluminium Lightweight & Low Drag Recreation E Type bodyshells.

Lanes Cars – GP – New Recreation E Type S1 -Aluminium Bodyshell Prices


 Jaguar Cars at Brown’s Lane, Coventry, England only made 12 true factory lightweight aluminium roadsters, with alloy block dry sump engines and 5 speed ZF gearboxes.

 The lightweights as they were known, were never fully developed by Jaguar Cars for racing as they had decided not to continue with their Jaguar Race Team by the end of 1956, having had successful wins for Jaguar Cars at Le Man’s with their C Types in 1951/1953  and the D Types in 1955/56,  in 1957 proving to be Jaguar Cars D  Types most successful year in taking first four and six places at Le Man’s 24 hour endurance race.

 Jaguar Cars lightweight E Type’s were designed from the legendary D Type stable using an aluminium monocoque which had not been redesigned for the lower strength of the aluminium used in its construction. Jaguar simply pressed out sets of aluminium panels on the same tooling used to build the production steel bodies and added stiffening plates that were riveted into the critical areas for there racing lightweights

 The 12 lightweights manufactured were all raced by privateers in the early 1960s with background support from Jaguar Cars legacy racing team and engineers, proving its self to be very competitive in its own right, with all 12 still existing and with many of them still being raced today in historic racing circuits is a testimony to their racing heritage and design, with chassis number S850667 being sold by Bonham in 2017 for $7,370,000 or £6,000,000 making it the most expensive E Type sold to date.


Daily Mail Article on Bonhams Auction 2017

GP handcrafted aluminium recreation bodyshells follow Jaguar Cars lightweights construction by adding strength to their aluminium designed lightweight E Type recreation shells by adding stiffening plates and steel components into the critical areas as required, using latest 21st-century bonding and riveting techniques, when built and fully assembled it can be driven competitively or for just the pure pleasure of driving on the open road using an original Jaguar E Type donor vehicle.

Please contact Martin Lane for further details.

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