This Is What A Brand New E-Type Lightweight Looks Like On The Road
Photography by Nigel Harniman
It’s cause for celebration when an automaker celebrates its heritage—let alone continues it more than 50 years in the future. In the ’60s, Jaguar planned a limited run of 18 ‘Lightweight’ E-Type sports cars, but only completed 12. You guessed it: this is one of the “new” ones.
Photographer Nigel Harniman recently had the opportunity to photograph one of what Jaguar itself calls “The Missing Six”, and the results are nothing short of breathtaking. UK dealer Stratstone are the stewards of this car, the third to be completed, and bought the car in order to share this chapter in motoring history whenever possible—its website even boldly states: “…this is not a car that is destined to sit static like a museum exhibit, lying beneath a dust-sheet, only to be admired on rare occasions. Both the original Lightweight E-Types, and the modern ‘missing six’ are cars that were designed to be raced, and we’ll be living up to that heritage”.
Of course, we agree wholeheartedly and look forward to seeing what adventures Lightweight #15 gets up to in the future.