This well prepared Competition Jaguar E-type has been built to a very high standard indeed.
Already a race car, it returned from America in around 2012. The current owner, a BRDC member who raced E-Type’s in period, set about building himself a Period E FIA specification car in which he could compete in the Pre-63 GT series, Goodwood Kinrara Trophy and road events alike such as the Modena Cento Ore or the Tour Auto. Initially the shell was fully restored and strengthened for competition use, as was the front subframe. The engine was built by Dave Butcher with Cosworth pistons, Arrow H-Beam Conrods and EN40B Steel Crankshaft, along with Kent cams. Chesman Engineering machined the block, along with porting and machining the cylinder head. The final set up of the engine was undertaken by Peter Knight with a dyno sheet showing a respectable 325bhp at 5,900rpm.
The suspension features uprated shock absorbers, torsion bars and antiroll bars with Pearson steering arms to remove bump steer from the car. Stopping power is supplied by correct E-type callipers with uprated pistons and competition brake pads. The gearbox is a full synchro, close ratio competition unit fitted with a quickshift linkage joined to a fully rebuilt 3.77 Salisbury Power Lock differential.
Initially completed in 2016, it’s seen very few race hours – only Silverstone Classic, Donnington Historic Festival and Oulton Park Gold Cup – and is complete with current FIA Papers, on the button, fully set up and ready to go.