Once again we will be appearing on the main stage at the ‘Classic Motor Show‘ at the NEC from the 8th – 10th November. This year though we will be attempting something very special.
14 years ago The owner of CBR, Andrew Waters, acquired a fire damaged Series III V12 eType Convertible which he intended to restore and upgrade to create a 21st century eType. The project has been sat on the back burner with bits being done as and when time allowed. 12 months ago following the last show the body was a shell, the engine a rusty lump sat in a box, no wiring, interior, dash or running gear when someone suggested that it would be great to see it completed on stage.
Andrew decided on the spot that he was up for the challenge and now 3 days before the show, thousands on man hours and tens of thousands of pounds later the end is in sight.
The vehicle bodywork has been prepped and re-sprayed a beautiful graphite grey to show standards, we now have a gorgeous oxblood red interior and hood ready to be fitted. The upgraded brakes have been taken from the iconic XJ220, its V12 engine is now fuel injected with every part either brand new or fully reconditioned. It has a custom built chrome sports exhaust, upgraded steering and suspension plus a 5 speed manual sports gearbox to name but a few of the upgrades.
We are now boxing everything up ready to transport it all to the NEC and get set up on stage ready fro the 3 day marathon push to complete the vehicle and drive her off the stage on Sunday.
We have been posting videos and updates about this build over the last year, but not until now have we released the idea behind the massive program. We believe that this will be a unique eType Jaguar when we are finished. The classic eType lines but with 2019 technology, reliability and drive-ability under the skin.
Here are a few pictures showing the car over the year to wet you appetite. Why not follow progress over the show on our Facebook page here. We will obviously update the site with pictures and video’s of both the show and the finished vehicle as soon as we can.