Jaguar is making original E-Type accessories available for the first time in nearly 50 years.
While Jaguar recently converted an E-Type into an electric sports car, the automaker is still determined to keep original examples on the road. Maintaining the iconic sports car in pristine condition can be challenging. Hunting down an original authentic toolkit is time-consuming and expensive, as complete E-Type toolkits are rare and can often fetch as much as £5,000 (around $6,455) Thankfully, Jaguar Classic is making the original Jaguar E-Type toolkit available for the first time in nearly 50 years.
The owner's toolkit was originally offered with Series 1 and Series 2 E-Type sports cars and hasn't been available since the final Series 2 was produced in 1971.
By accessing engineering records, Jaguar Classic's Genuine Parts experts have reproduced the toolkit to authentic specifications. For added authenticity, the Jaguar branded tools come in a period-correct leatherette-covered canvas roll, and feature all items needed to carry out routine maintenance on the iconic sports car. The reproduction toolkit is priced from £732 (approximately $945).
"The original E-Type toolkit has become a collector's item thanks to its rarity and historic appeal. We've had customers across the world contact us about obtaining one, which is why we decided to manufacture the toolkits again to their original specification. It's the perfect finishing touch for E-Type aficionados," said Dan Pink, Director of Jaguar Classic.
Among the tools included in the toolkit are an adjustable spanner, tire valve key, pliers, tire pressure gauge, points screwdriver, feeler gauge, three-piece screwdriver, sparking plug spanner, tommy bars (one short, one long), valve timing gauge, grease gun, handbrake adjusting wrench, and a brake bleed tin and tube.
If you don't happen to own an original E-Type, the toolkit can also be used to maintain the E-Type Reborn models, which are restored to the original 1960s factory specification and start at an eye-watering £285,000 (around $355,000).