The idea of altering a classic Jaguar E-Type might seem preposterous to some, but Jasen Len of XKs Unlimited managed to create a modified 1964 E-Type that stays true to the Jag's timeless design. Just a few months after Jay Leno featured his own original E-Type on Jay Leno's Garage, Len stopped by to show off his custom Jaguar creation.

Starting out with a rust-ravaged body, Len made the car just the way he wanted it to be. He started off with some minor changes to the car's exterior like the Le Mans-inspired racing lights and handmade front bumpers, handmade sills with integrated exhaust and flared rear fenders. Inside, he dropped the floor to make more interior space and reworked the E-Type's styling for more of a modern look. We have to say, if you're going to mess with a Series 1 E-Type, this is the way to do it.

Sadly, even though Len and Leno spend plenty of time talking about the car's 300-horsepower 3.8-liter inline six-cylinder, we never get to hear the car fire up. Check out the JLG video, which is posted below, and as a bonus, enjoy the gallery from Jaguar showing a 1961 E-Type.


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      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jay leno owns a lot of cars. Two things he does not own... a comb, and any shirt not made of denim.
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not a big fan of resto-mods but this one looks very nice.
      Caarz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honestly I've never been a fan of j leno's late night but i like his garage show.
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      The driving lights make it look like a catfish ******* on the bottom....Fail. The side pipes, racer boy meh. Flared rear fenders? More like hipped rear fenders...not good. To each his own, but I could do without the noise underneath my left ear with the window open, much less a set of scalding pipes when you step out of the car.
        icon149
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        I think the reason the pipes are recessed into the rocker so far is for that reason, not as likely to burn yourself, also probably a little quieter. it is also more than likely a concession, he lowered the floor, which means he had to reroute the exhaust. it's a compromise but i think he found a pretty good way to avoid the majority of the negatives and get all of the positives.
      disngaj
      • 1 Year Ago
      Attempting to "improve" on the beauty of the original Jag E-Type is a fool's errand. This thing is (or, should be) an embarrassment.
        wrxfrk16
        • 1 Year Ago
        @disngaj
        You say that, but the Eagle Lightweight Speedster exists...
      • 1 Year Ago
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      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Edit...stock hips, slight flare on the rear. Really nice engine mods and otherwise a very nice car.
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      GokieKS
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not a fan of the racing lights or the side pipes, but other than that it looks quite good and would make for a nice modern E-Type for "normal" use, and maybe less costly than an Eagle E-Type?
      Steve
      • 1 Year Ago
      From Guinness World Records: The longest skidmarks recorded on a public road were 290 m (950 ft) long and were left by a Jaguar car involved in an accident on the M1 near Luton, Bedfordshire, UK, on 30 June 1960. Evidence given in the subsequent High Court case Hurlock v. Inglis et al. indicated a speed "in excess of 100 mph before the application of the brakes".
      diffrunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stumbled on a perfect one in 1984. Thanks to lucas, the prince of darkness, I didn't keep it very long. Still my fav body, tho.
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