Jaguar Lightweight E-type continuation
Making its UK debut at the Goodwood Revival in 2014, the Lightweight was the first continuation model from Jaguar Classic. Just six latter-day versions of the 1960s racer’s favourite were offered, each endowed with original chassis numbers that Jaguar took out in 1963 but never used.
Jaguar XKSS continuation
It is perhaps the sexiest looking Jaguar ever – as a roadgoing version of the D-type Le Mans winner how could it not be? – and in 2017 Jaguar Classic confirmed it would make nine more of them. Like the earlier Lightweight, it used chassis numbers allocated to the XKSS in period but never used because a fire at the factory destroyed nine of the cars. Each recreated XKSS was said to take 10,000 man hours to build and the cars were said to be period correct down to the bronze-welded chassis tubes and recreated Smiths dials.
Jaguar D-type continuation
After success with the Lightweight E and XKSS, Jaguar Classic went all out in 2018 with a stated run of 25 recreated models of perhaps its most famous car, the triple Le Mans winning D-type. Originally Jaguar allotted 100 chassis numbers for D-type production but Jaguar says it made only 75 cars, allowing for the extra. The multi-million pound creations were available in either Short or Longnose form and using the factory’s original engineering drawings replicated the exact Le Mans-winning spec. Like the new C-type, the cars are not officially road registerable and can be used on private roads and race tracks only.