Lightweight – Aluminium Replica Recreations by Lanes Cars


Price: From £199,000*

Lanes Cars offer a handbuilt recreation Aluminium Lightweight which are built & have been designed for fast road use.

Jaguar Cars continued their competitive racing pedigree with their lightweight E Type which had been born out of their record-breaking legendary C Types and D Type aluminium race cars with numerous successful wins in Le Man’s 24-hour endurance races in the 1950s.

The core component of the 12 Semi-Lightweight E Types ever built by Jaguar Cars in the early 1960s is its aluminium bodyshell which enabled Jaguar Cars to reduce the kerb weight by 114kg compared to their steel standard road-going E Type.

Jaguar Cars aluminium lightweight designed E Type used the underpinning of their successful winning D Type drive train to create a very competitive race car using a mechanical Lucas fuel injection system with a wide-angle head that produced well in excess of 300bhp right from the start, on its racing debut at Oulton Park in 1961 Graham Hill celebrated winning the Grand Touring class for production sports cars with privateer Race Teams such as Cunninghams, Ecurie Ecosse. Peter Linder driving their Lightweights with success in the 1960s races.

Lanes Cars re-creation, turn of the key Lightweight is built with a new GP handcrafted aluminium Lightweight bodyshell for fast going road use and track day events start at £199,000* dependent on E Type donor used and are available in RHD or LHD in an exterior colour of your choice which includes as standard the following:

  • 1 x Jaguar donor E Type supplied by Lanes Cars.
  • 1 x GP Aluminium bodyshell finished in an exterior colour and race decors of your choice
  • 1 x Complete New set of Steel Engine Frame assembly
  • 2 x New Steel Chassis Legs and associated parts as required
  • 1 x New Bulkhead Steel Top Scuttle Panel
  • Rebuilt 4.2 XKE engine with gas flowed ported head, set of 9.1 pistons, set of lightened con-rods, set of fast cams, aluminium flywheel, high torque starter motor, and triple Webber Carburettors or a modern fuel injection system at additional cost for fast road use and achieving Jaguars original 265bhp for their standard 6 cylinder XKE E Type Engine  (* Race Built 3.8 or 4.2 engines are offered from an additional starting cost of £10,000 plus for clients who really want to compete competitively on track day events with engines capable of producing 305bhp)
  • 1 x 5-speed close-ratio gearbox.
  • 1 x E Type or XJS rear Differential rebuilt to your preferred ratio.
  • 1 x Aluminium long-range 125ltr fuel tank. (Optional Upgrade *Submerged Petrol Tank Fuel Pump)
  • 1 x Set of uprated torsion bars.
  • 1 x Uprated Reaction Plate.
  • 1 x Uprated Brake Servo
  • Fosseway uprated front and rear callipers with vented discs.
  • Fosseway uprated brake servo heat shield
  • 1 x Uprated Lanes Cars designed 6 Branch Sport Exhaust System with shortened cans.
  • Lanes Cars upgraded sports handling kit, including fully adjustable set of platform shock absorbers, 1 x set of solid engine mounts, 1 x Aluminium steering rack, 1 x Set of Solid steering rack mounts and the vehicle’s suspension built using poly bushes throughout.
  • Full Roll Cage by Custom Cages from T45 Material available on request
  • 1 x Large Cored Aluminium Radiator with high output electric fan.
  • 1 x Monza Fuel Filler Cap.
  • 1 x Battery cut off switch
  • 1 x Lightweight wiring harness.
  • 2 x 3 Buckle harness seat belts and lightweight racing seats.
  • 1 x Set of Smiths Period set of cockpit dials.
  • 1 x Fire Extinguisher.
  • 1 x Set of D Type styled wheels with 3 eared spinners and Dunlop SP Tyres.
  • Fully Road Tested with a UK – DVLA – IVA Pass Certificate.

For further details of our built to order handcrafted aluminium Lightweight Recreations please contact Martin Lane.

” Handbuilt cars built with soul”

Lanes Cars Celebrate Jaguar Cars E Type 60th anniversary in 2021

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” Mass production cars have no soul”

Lanes Cars have been rebuilding & restoring Jaguars E Types since 1993 & can offer clients a choice of Replica Aluminium body Lanes Historic Super Sport, Low-drag Coupe or Lightweight E Types built to your choice of specification. 

We offer all our potential clients the opportunity to visit us by appointment to discuss our preparation program of on our hand-built Replica Le Mans-winning heritage race cars for fast road use, as well as being able to offer a wide choice of proven upgrades to further enhance your enjoyment of driving a tribute to British designed world-beating Jaguar cars of the 1950s & ’60s.

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