It may be the most gorgeous car ever made—the 1960s vintage Jaguar E-Type. Now, as the automaker makes the car available to collectors through its Classics division, Jaguar is putting a very modern spin on it.
Jaguar is offering to retrofit the classic machines as fully-electric vehicles for collectors. Most recently, the company showed off in Monterey the retrofitted E-Type that had served as a gliding ride for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
According to the New York Times:
Jaguar Land Rover Classic brought the electric roadster to woo potential customers for its E-Type Reborn program during the festivities surrounding the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The prestigious car show is now preceded each year by a busy week of high-end auctions, races at Laguna Seca and the extravagantly named — and costly to attend, at $375 per ticket — “The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering.” The exclusive events catering to car-loving billionaires and millionaires in California’s Carmel Valley amount to a Festival of Wealth, replete with displays of old cars, new cars, fine food, wine and a variety of luxury goods, up to and including helicopters.
It only made sense that Jaguar chose Monterey to showcase one of the most expensive cars it has ever thought of selling: An E-Type fully restored by Jaguar — including a refurbished gas powertrain — converted to electric power to earn its Zero designation will cost $375,000 or more.
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