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Made To Drive | S03 E09

Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Recreated

Recreating a factory race car from the 1960s is no simple task—for Jason Len and his 1964 Jaguar E-Type, the challenges were no different. The hours and materials to build something of this magnitude far exceed any dollar amount that could be recouped from the finished car's sale, but this is irrelevant for Jason. To him, the idea of owning and recreating this car is simply about chasing a dream. He devoted his life to Jaguars, so when it came to deciding whether or not to build the car, there was no other choice that could be made.
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michael carmichael
michael carmichael

Jason’s brilliant Jaguar impresses me far more than the infinite number of E-Types I saw when I lived in England. Would love to see another video of the outlaw XKE he exhibited to Jay Leno – this time driven on the road.

William DuPertuis
William DuPertuis

Nicely produced, caring video of a beautiful car. It reminds me of Briggs Cunningham’s light-weight E-Types which he raced at Le mans in the early ’60s. I was lucky to have worked for Briggs at Le Mans in 1962, where his Jag finished 4th overall, first in class. It was a stunning car to see in person; very purposeful, yet visually stunning as well. Sounded pretty good, too.

David Moore
David Moore

I was quite enamored with this car when I saw it at that event too.

Hayden
Hayden
Den van den Ende
Den van den Ende

What an aboslute beauty ! And the few battle-scars it has only make her more stunning.
Sweet ride !

SAM ZAM
SAM ZAM

Pure car porn!

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Another great car and another cool story. Was never much of a fan of the E TYpe when I was growing up, I always thought it looked a bit odd with the narrow track and upright windscreen. Now I think they look great especially on the Dunlop(?) alloys. Interested in the the street ‘outlaw’ E Type that Jason did a static video with Jay Leno a few months back. Any chance of that car getting the full Petrolicious video treatment?

jack niemczynowicz
jack niemczynowicz

is that an X 1/9 coolant bottle?

mtdrift
mtdrift

Uh, maybe this is an “engineer thing”, but anybody who suggests emotions don’t come into play with a car like this is delusional. It’s not limited to women.

ElGato
ElGato

“Clair de Lune” – perfect music selection. I like the style and editing changes from previous videos, too.

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

What can be said about the Jag E-type that hasnt already been said. Its a beautiful car that makes a great engine noise and every car fan should want to have one in their fantasy collection. That being said i love when car fans recreate factory built racing machines like this one. it takes you to a time and place many of us wish we could go back to;)

Future Doc
Future Doc

Brilliant! Wonderful intro and this as a fantastic video. Up there with Loud & Fast Art.

Xander Cesari
Xander Cesari

His use of the word ‘trick’ in this video is really fun. I’ve seen pictures of this car for a few years and had no idea what it was, glad to know the details.

Also, as far as nothing making more power, handling better, or braking as well in 1962… well, the 300 SLR has some things to say about that.

JB21
JB21

Why doesn’t every car sound like that? That straight six is a pure music!

Darin Spyderdog
Darin Spyderdog

this thing is stunning