Jay Leno looks inward on this episode of his eponymous garage, checking out a 1963 Jaguar XKE that he bought earlier this year. It is an example of his favorite kind of car, that being original and unrestored. He bought the E-Type from its first owner, a woman who purchased it new, held on to it for 50 years and took excellent care of it. Having never been in an accident, Leno says even the paint is 85- to 90-percent original.

In the video, the XKE sits in front of two heavily modded XK120s and another '63 XKE, but Leno said all he's done – and all he plans to do – is clean it up and put on a modern set of wire wheels for safety.

He's not on any junket and there are no guests, it's just a guy talking about an object dear to his heart. If you need a refresher on the excellent genes of the new F-Type, check out the video below.



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      inthelv
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was a Limo driver in 2000/2001. I mostly drove Town Cars. You learn rather quickly what some people think of your place in the world when you are a rented driver. Some treat you as a slave (most rappers ironically and I am Black). Some invisible (businessmen and rich guys girlfriends). Some like you're their best friend (Carrie Fisher is to this day my favorite celebrity that I have had the pleasure to meet.). I was waiting in the Tonight Show parking lot for Chris Martin of Coldplay ( might have the name a little screwed up, nice guy btw) when a huge one car train pulled in. Turns out it was Jay Leno in an early 1900's steam car. I got out to take a look and upon seeing my interest Leno began giving me a history of the car. A crowd of self important egos gathered to fawn over Leno and just as I was about to melt away as servants are expected to do, Leno calls out. "hey where's Town Car Guy?" I moved forward and he asked my name and then proceeded to ignore the fake ooohs and ahhhs and talk vintage cars with me until he had to go in. Cool guy. Too bad he's not the host of Top Gear in America.
      Edsel
      • 1 Year Ago
      The amazing thing about the 6 cyl E Type was the torque available above 70 mph. These things pulled better than most American muscle cars of that era and they certainly handled better than any domestic car. Long legs, sleek body, a young boy's first lust.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      what a stunning shape. this video reminds me that jay really knows what he's talking about. timeless
      Gubbins
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good design is timeless; The E-Type Jag is a classic example of that.
      Mohannad Aldubayan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think the coupe is much sexier than the convertible just wish Jay Leno mentioned how much he paid for it!