Jaguar Classic launches production of new engines for old cars
The Classic subdivision of Jaguar has begun manufacturing the cast-iron cylinder blocks for the rare Jaguar cars that used to come out in the 1950s and 60s.
Back at the time, such models as the XK150, XK150 S, Mk IX, Mk 2, Mk X, E-type Series 1 and S-type shipped with the same 3.8-liter XK Series six-cylinder engine model. Starting today, customers may ask Jaguar to produce a fresh copy of their engine – and either label it with the same serial number as the original one or give it a new number.
The price comes in at £14,430, taxes included. The package includes a special certificate of authenticity and comes covered with a 12-month warranty.
For several years now, Jaguar Classic has been releasing replicas of rare Jaguar classics. Six Lightweight E-type coupes and ten XKSS roadsters (see video) have already found their owners, and 25 D-Type replicas are underway next.
The British automaker also sells restored Jaguars and original manufacturer parts to interested clients, and offers a variety of services for vintage car owners. To name just one thing, there is a new, modern multimedia system meant to be discreetly installed in old cars without interfering with their original design direction.
Editor Andrew Raspopov