Jaguar Classic honors early E-type sporting triumphs with the exclusive ZP Collection

Jaguar Pay tribute to the early sporting triumphs of the E-type with ZP projectAnd An exclusive range of seven pairs of restored E-Types inspired by the winning 1961 cars driven by Graham Hill and Roy SalvadoriThere is one in each pair of electronic types Car at Oulton Blue With a contrasting red leather interior, inspired by the original “ECD 400” driven by Graham Hill, while The other car of the pair is Fixed Head Coupe in Crystal Gray With contrasting navy blue interior, inspired by Royal Salvador’s “BUY 1”. Powered by the Jaguar XK’s 3.8-litre straight-six engine mated to a closely spaced five-speed manual gearbox specially developed by Jaguar Classic, the cars draw inspiration from the two models identified at the time by serial numbers. “ECD 400” and “BUY 1”, driven by Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori in the 1960s respectively. ZP Collection E types feature details that pay homage to this iconic model’s sporting heritage, along with some engineering refinements that make them even more usable for customers.

Jaguar Classic honors early E-type sporting triumphs with the exclusive ZP Collection

Includes unique features found in every model in the Project ZP range Commemorative badge, Bridge of Weir supple leather, and custom etched aluminum console by artist Johnny “King Nerd” Dowell. Each customer will receive a helmet everwalk Matched to the car, inspired by the original pilots’ helmets of the time, hand-crafted by Bel Ferro, who has been making them since the 1950s, they will be delivered in bespoke bags by Jaguar Classic craftsmen.

said Paul Barrett, Director, Jaguar Classic: “The ZP Collections are a wonderful tribute to the E-Type’s motorsport debut, which instantly made it an integral part of Jaguar’s rich motorsport heritage. Each pair tells a fascinating and often little-known story about the iconic E-Type. The ZP Collection We don’t honor cars. not only the drivers but also the drivers who drove it to victory on the racetrack.With 2,000 hours of passionate work and dedication by Jaguar Classic’s craftsmen on every car, our discerning customers will enjoy one of a kind homages to two of the greatest models in the history of the electronic genre.”

during 2023, JAGUAR SV BEspoke UNVEILS LIMITED SERIES F-TYPE ZP INSPIRED BY E-TYPE ZP COLLECTION. Fourteen of these sports cars, which will be powered by Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, will be reserved for E-type ZP Collection customers, creating a once-in-a-lifetime celebratory quad. From 2025, Jaguar will become a modern all-electric luxury brand, beginning an exciting new chapter for the marque founded by Sir William Lyons in 1935.

The unique Jaguar Classic cars celebrate an important part of the E-type’s history and take their name from seven original examples turned race cars. These cars first appeared in the world of racing In April 1961, just a month after the triumphant first presentation of the E-Type at the Geneva Motor Show.

Technically, the ZP Collection is based on the E-type Series 1 3.8 specification produced between 1961 and 1964. The 3.8-liter power unit, producing 265 horsepower, was equipped with an original 1961 alloy intercooler, clutch electrical. Fan cooled and electronic ignition for everyday use, plus a polished stainless steel exhaust system. This drive effortlessly combines the original authenticity of the past with modern usability and reliability.

While each car has its own personality and unique heritage, both models feature a host of incremental improvements brought about by the Jaguar Classic Works team. Indeed, unlike the original version, which was only developed for sporting competitions without regard to the finishes, JC engineers wanted a perfect and flawless nose for the car, and therefore the front end was meticulously reworked and hand-fitted. Finished with over 40 hours of overtime. Chrome front and rear bumpers, while the wheels and wheel hubs feature the Jaguar Heritage emblem. To ensure a true 1961 look, the beechwood steering wheel was complemented by a host of other early E-Type features, including welded-on hood vents and lockable external hood latches. The latter features special ZP logos and is attached with a leather strap for hood retention. A selection of additional details reminiscent of the project can be found elsewhere in the vehicle, such as the fuel filler flap, leather exterior and soft top lid where the ZP logo appears, while the ZP and Jaguar logos at the rear define the unique nature of each vehicle. Also on the sides of the vehicle is graphic art featuring a Union Jack mounted in a silver shield, an E-type silhouette and an embossed Project ZP inscription. The interior features exclusive and original finishes such as Bridge of Weir and Hardura red leather upholstery, as well as a push-button golden horn. Jaguar Classic once again collaborated with master sculptor Johnny “King Nerd” Dowell on this project. On the center console are unique art panels, anodized, with some hand-engraved detailing. In particular, on the console of the E-type Oulton Blue Roadster there are inscriptions with the silhouette of the car and the Oulton Park track with the start-finish flag, in honor of Graham Hill’s first victory. As an additional element to celebrate this success, a half laurel wreath and Hill’s famous quote were engraved: “In racing, my car becomes a part of me, and I become a part of it“.

The technical panels have been anodized to the same high quality standards applied to modern production models, to ensure a durable and consistent look. type II E, Inspired by “BUY 1”, it was imagined as a fixed-head coupe, in order to offer customers and collectors the possibility of having both body versions. Inspired by the original Pearl Gray colour, this model is finished in Crystal Grey, a name derived from the circuit where the Salvadorean took its first E-Type win. Like the “ECD 400” inspired Oulton Blue version, the hardtop coupe sports Crystal Gray White circular badging and roadster-like exterior detailing. Also on this version, the Jaguar badge strip that runs across the center grille and uppers is removed, as are the same chrome bumpers, welded hood vents, and unique road side graphic detailing. Created in collaboration with UK specialists Vaughtons in the “Jewellery Quarter” in Birmingham, the exterior decals mimic the look and design of the racing decals of the era. Inside, the BUY 1-inspired vehicle features Bridge of Weir Dark Navy leather with matching Hardura trim and a beech wood steering wheel, while the center console’s aluminum accents are gray anodized. Here we find the other half of the laurel wreath etched onto the console of the Oulton Blue car, while in this case the current track motif is an image of the Crystal Palace and the text has Roy Salvadori’s title “King of the Airfields” centered alongside the car’s silhouette.

While each car has its own personality and unique heritage, both models feature a host of incremental improvements brought about by the Jaguar Classic Works team. among these, the system Jaguar Classic infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and navigation, for maximum in-car entertainment in line with 21st century standards.

the The most significant mechanical improvement is the five-speed manual gearbox, which has been specially developed to provide a quieter and more comfortable ride.. The system features all-speed synchromesh and helical gears and a reinforced die-cast aluminum housing for increased reliability and durability, with closer ratios for smoother shifting.

While providing extra proportion, its clever design requires no modifications to the bodywork or other components. Maintaining the integrity of the car it comes from is of the utmost importance to the Jaguar Classic team; For this reason, the upgraded gearbox allows preserving the originality of the car body, as well as offering customers greater usability. Each car undergoes nearly 2,000 hours of work by the Jaguar Classic experts, whose meticulous and meticulous craftsmanship makes each example a masterpiece. Customers are also provided with a custom-made car cover with the ZP logo and a special socket, which can be placed in an exclusive bag that can be stored under the trunk floor.

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