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Lightweight Jaguar E-type bought by Stratstone

Premium vehicle dealer group Stratstone has bought one of the ‘missing six’ lightweight Jaguar E-types, to be displayed at its showrooms around the country and showcased on various circuits

The Stratstone dealer group, which runs a number of premium UK car dealerships, has announced that it has bought one of the brand new recreated Lightweight Jaguar E-types – and it plans to regularly show and demonstrate the car in the UK.

Jaguar’s Classic division recently produced a batch of ‘new’ lightweight Jaguar E-types, six brand new scratch built cars completing the original planned production run of 18 cars that was cut short in 1964.

When Jaguar decided that it wanted to showcase its heritage, as well as what could be achieved by using modern technology, completing the run of Lightweights was the obvious choice. Jaguar employed modern technology with producing the six missing E-types to exacting specifications.

This of course means that the new Lightweights are fully compliant with FIA homologation for historic racing, something Stratstone has vowed to make use of.

Trevor Finn, CEO of Stratstone’s parent company Pendragon, commented: ‘Our intention for this very special Jaguar is that it will serve as a living and dynamic ambassador for Stratstone across the UK and Europe. A passion for cars and motorsports is ingrained at the heart of Stratstone and its illustrious heritage. This car brings its own legacy and we’re delighted to be a part of its story.

‘It was a pleasure to have the chance to work with Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations and we’re proud and privileged to have been successful in securing one of the ‘missing six’. We want E-type 15 to be the UK’s E-type and the plan is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to see it in a variety of locations.’

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