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Jaguar E-Type upgrades move Sixties icon with the times

  • E-Type UK – a leading authority in E-Type ownership
  • Bringing a British icon into the 21st Century
  • E-Type UK provides five-speed ‘box, fuel-injection
BRINGING SIXTIES CLASSICS UP TO SPEED: UK conversions for E-Type Jaguars. Image: E-Type UK / Newspress
BRINGING SIXTIES CLASS:CS UP TO SPEED: UK conversions for E-Type Jaguars. Image: E-Type UK / Newspress

LONDON, England – Probably the most iconic and beautiful cars of all time, the Jaguar E-Type from the early 1960’s,  is still hugely desirable for classic-vehicle enthusiasts and lovers of the British auto industry.

However, with the first cars being created more than a half-century ago, some aren’t the perfect proposition for modern driving – so that’s where E-Type UK comes in.

The company is one of the world’s leading authorities on all things E-Type: restoring and servicing through to dealing and ”the finest upgrades to bring the legendary Jaguar into the 21st century”.

BRAKES FOR THE NEW CENTURY: Another speciality of E-Type UK. Image: E-Type UK / Newspress
BRAKES FOR THE NEW CENTURY: Another speciality of E-Type UK. Image: E-Type UK / Newspress

”The business in southern England,” according to a media release, ”is renowned for pioneering the E-Type fuel-injection system and has been at the forefront of development to bring products to market.


”It”s built considerable knowledge and expertise in V12 and XK systems and offers both to provide the ultimate driving experience.”

Such as…

The systems use original Jaguar XJS throttle bodies and manifolds on the V12 and new set-ups on the XK, all fitted to the highest standards with consideration applied to the most intricate of details.

”A modern ECU can be added to the car’s wiring with a bespoke loom to make sure the unmistakable character of the original V12 and XK E-Types are retained. Not only do E-Type UK’s fuel-injection systems increase power, they also offer hugely improved drivability, throttle response and reliability.”

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E-Type UK’s five-speed gearbox upgrade has, the company says, ”proved very popular with our passionate clients – that fifth gear is all-important and better positivity is added the gear change”.

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH A FIVE-SPEED GEARBOX:  Another speciality of E-Type UK. Image: E-Type UK / Newspress

The ‘box is housed in aerospace-grade aluminium and fits exactly into the four-speed set-up and uses the existing bell-housing, prop shaft, speedo, speedo cable, and angle drive.

The engine and original gearbox are removed during the process and E-Type UK’s talented team inspects all associated parts – among them clutch, master and slave cylinders, bearings and engine hoses.

However, fuel-injection systems and the five-speed gearbox are but two upgrade options offered by E-Type UK offers: others include better braking, suspension, exhaust, cooling, ignition, air filter and alternator upgrades as well as customisation.

WATCH HOW E-Type UK operates

Owner and MD Marcus Holland told The Corner in a media release: “E-Type UK prides ourselves on offering the very best service and providing enthusiasts with the ultimate E-Type driving experience.

”Our team is second to none when it comes to E-Type upgrades and have a reputation among the E-Type community for delivering perfect solutions for modern driving.”

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