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THE 100 POINT E-TYPE

Edition 1: Announcement

The 100 point scoring system is used by concours judges when grading the quality and originality of classic cars. A maximum of 100 points are available but only awarded to the very best.

New Forest Classic Cars (NFCC) are dedicated specialists in the complete restoration of Jaguar models. They have recently revealed a new and exciting project for 2016 – a concours quality restoration to achieve the '100 point E-type.’ 

It’s not every day that an October 1961 flat floor E-type becomes available. So when the opportunity arose to acquire chassis #824, New Forest Classic Cars knew they had found something special.

The 1961 flat floor Jaguar Series 1 E-type came complete with its original 3.8 litre, straight-six engine and a rare, highly desirable pumpkin orange cylinder head. Very few early Series 1 E-types featured this vibrant orange cylinder head - created from excess stock when XK150 production ceased.

“The decision to restore chassis #824 to concours standard was an easy one to make. A car this special demands and deserves a full 100 point restoration.” 

NFCC has estimated that the full nut and bolt concours restoration of chassis #824 will take their team over 3,000 man hours to complete, not to mention the countless hours of research required! The E-type, once described by Enzo Ferrari as "the most beautiful car ever made," will now be restored to its former glory by the NFCC team.

The E-type restoration specialists intend to have completed works on chassis #824 by September 2016. 
 
“We are taking on this restoration to highlight the quality of our workmanship and show the automotive restoration market that we are truly dedicated specialists when it comes to the Jaguar Series 1 E-type.” Daniel Smith – General Manager at New Forest Classic Cars

New Forest Classic Cars will document this restoration and update all those interested in the project by monthly emails. We are excited to see the result of this project and we hope you are too.

To read more from the 100 Point E-type, select the edition from the list below: -

Edition 2: History and provenance

Edition 3: Components of interest (part 1)

Edition 4: Components of interest (part 2)

Edition 5: Body restoration

Edition 6: Paint