New Aluminium Bodied Lowdrag Recreation


Price: From £225,000*

Lanes Cars replica & recreation Lowdrag provide our clients with the rare opportunity to relive the days when you could order bespoke sports cars from leading manufacturers of the day.

Our turn of the key Low-drag replica of one of the rarest E Type’s ever made is built with a new GP handcrafted aluminium Low-drag bodyshell and are designed for fast going road use and track day events with prices start from £215,000* plus a donor E Type and are available in RHD or LHD and includes as standard the following:

  • 1 x Jaguar donor E Type supplied by Lanes Cars or by the client.

  • 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 Standard Steel Fuel Tank & fuel pump, or Upgrade to an Aluminium long-range 125ltr fuel tank with a *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 calipers 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 is available as a upgrade.

  • 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.

Which are built using time-honoured skills, and heritage derived from Le Mans-winning Jaguar race cars of the 1950s & 60s.

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

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

Workshop & Vehicle Viewings 


An original Low Drag Coupe is one of the rarest

E Type’s ever made

In 1962 only one car was built to test the concept design of an E Type Fixed Head Coupe using a lightweight aluminium bodyshell using the same factory E Type press they used for their steel-bodied E Types.

With the windshield being given a more pronounced slope, and the rear hatch being welded shut, and with the exception of the windscreen, all cockpit glass was perspex, using the drive train from their successful winning D Type to create a very competitive race from the word go which produced well in excess of 300bhp.

Another Low-drag Coupe that Peter Lindner, the Main Jaguar distributor for Germany at the time, also had his Lightweight modified by Jaguars competition department to include the low drag roof and rear panels as part of an effort to compete and try to win the GT class at Le Mans.

 Why is an Aluminium Car Body Considered to be Art in Motion?

Kendrick - English Wheel

” Bespoke Handbuilt cars built with soul”

Lanes Cars have been rebuilding & restoring Jaguars E Types since 1993 & can offer clients a choice of Replica Aluminium body Lanes Sports Racer, 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.

Historically Important Jaguar E Types – Rebuilt by Lanes Cars 


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