Classic Motor Cars Unveils Unique Jaguar E-Type

UK’s Classic Motor Cars Limited has created a unique 1968 Jaguar E-Type that features a stretched wheelbase and a matching trailer. Dubbed “the world’s first stretched E-Type”, the restored convertible will be displayed in London later this week.
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Ordered by a customer from the United States “who intends to travel widely in the country”, the classic Jaguar has been stretched by four and half inches and has received a trailer built out of two E-Type rear ends joined together.

Other modifications include a 1.25-inch raised roof line, a boot that’s been lowered and reshaped to include a 20-gallon fuel tank and 16-inch wheels wrapped in low profile tires, while the air conditioning, power steering, brakes, five-speed gearbox and the suspension have all been upgraded by Classic Motor Cars.

“This is something that we have never done before. Our client wanted the interior leg room of a Series 3 V12 E-Type but the aesthetics of a Series 1 car. We have added four and a half inches to the floor pan, which will give the leg room of the V12 plus an additional one inch if required. The V12 was actually nine inches longer than a Series I but a lot of the additional room was behind the seats as storage and was not required on our project,” said Nick Goldthorp, managing director of CMC.
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