1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Roadster


1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Roadster

1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Roadster

Not long after Sir William Lyons approved the E-Type for production, William Heyes, the project manager suggested building 10 to 12 lightweight competition cars for the 1959 season.

The Lightweight carried approximately 114kg (250lb) less weight than a standard E-type, thanks to its all-aluminium body and engine block, a lack of interior trim and exterior chrome work and a host of further weight-saving features including lightweight, hand-operated side windows.

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