This is a Series 1 Jaguar E-Type Coupe. Enzo Ferrari, Il Commendatore himself, called it "the most beautiful car ever made." It can count among its owners Steve McQueen, Brigitte Bardot and a number of other celebrities from the 1960s. It remains one of the prettiest and coolest cars ever.

While we don't normally prescribe to modifying classics like the E-Type, cars that are used for vintage racing, like this particular example, are certainly the exception. It's owned by Jason Len and is the subject of the latest video from the team at Petrolicious.

Len's 1964 E-Type has been fashioned to look like one of the rare Lightweight E-Types from 1963 and 1964. The aluminum-bodied E-Types, of which only a dozen were built, were all intended exclusively for racing, much like Len's heavily modified example. While it retains the 3.8-liter straight-six, its engine, transmission, suspension, brakes and body have been extensively tweaked and fettled to allow this classic Jag to compete with a field of V8s.

Hop below for the latest from Petrolicious, and feast your eyes on a seriously pretty car.


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      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      Beautiful car and film. It's nice to see that cat out there scratching up the big dogs on the track!
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      beautiful car and production
      Sheikh Sadi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Beautiful car and film. It's nice to see that cat out there scratching up the big dogs on the track! Please visit out site http://m0be.com/a34Jgg/7db87fa3/
      ACURA23CL
      • 1 Year Ago
      Petrolicious production...boy I tell ya.. :)
      Andyz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very few cars of this era sound..or look this good....wish we had some track shots of Len pasting a Corvette or two:-), it would be great if they were affordable
      el aventador
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want one eventually. The E-type Jag is my favorite vintage car. This solidifies my stance on it.
      Dynamho
      • 1 Year Ago
      The penis with a straight six.
      diffrunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      In 1984, I bought a beaut cheap because lucas, the prince of darkness , had caused the usuals. Sold it for the same reason.-----sorry.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      trzjax
      • 1 Year Ago
      As stunning as a *****.
      thanhma77
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gorgeous curves, sweet lines! Extremely rare, absolutely stunning vintage racer! Weber Carburetors, old school…Heehe, smiling! Looks almost like the original coupe “Lightweight Special GT E-Type” Are those classic 1950’s Jaguar XKSS wheel design? Hmmm, interesting… According to Automotive Historians, Collectors and Racing Enthusiasts… Of the 12 factory “Lightweight” racing cars that were produced during 1963-64, only one true original racing “Special GT E-Type” ever survived. Jaguar stopped building the factory racing “Lightweight” in 1964. (Sebring 12hour race) Ferrari’s factory racing team had a more competitive and powerful car for Le Mans during this era, the Ferrari 250 GTO V12 (one of the rarest Ferraris). The engineer of the Ferrari 250 GTO later worked for Lamborghini… designing their V12 engines! Jaguar Series II E Type road car arrived on U.S. soil in 1969, and a few years later the Series III E Type 2 + 2 was introduced with a more powerful 5.3 liter V12 engine for the E Type. A few decades later Jaguar produced one of the fastest 200mph automobiles the XJ220… Very interesting history indeed…heehe!