This Is the Jaguar E-Type at Its Finest

A company called Classic Jaguar restores E-Types top to bottom, and makes them drive better than new.

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The Jaguar E-Type is one of the coolest cars out there, but being from the 1960s, original examples aren't entirely suited to be driven as hard as a new sports car. A company called Classic Jaguar out of Texas fixes that problem by restoring E-Types to drive better than new, using upgraded modern components and lightweight materials.

Dan Mooney, the President of Classic Jaguar, went onto to explain how exactly his firm builds its E-Types. Everything is taken apart and restored. In the case of the car featured here, all of the original steel bodywork was replaced with aluminum panels, the brakes were upgraded, and a modern roll cage was installed. There's also a 35-gallon fuel tank, and a bunch of other modern touches to make the car easier to drive every day.

The car looks fantastic, and it sounds even better. Leno seems to enjoy the balance—the car is perfectly matched to the engine's power, and makes for a seriously enjoyable experience.

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