Always fancied owning a Jaguar E-type? Most imagine themselves stylishly wafting through picturesque countryside in their 1960s classic, and you can. Just not in this one. This is the world’s fastest E-type. And it’s up for sale.
In truth, there is little factory E-type left in this beast, but what it lacks in period originality it more than makes up for in backstory. Having started life as a 1971 E-type Series 3, engineer and racer Fred Cliffe had the idea to turn it into a Modsports machine. Together with Rob Beere Racing and driver Malcolm Hamilton, the car was modified almost beyond belief over 13 years.
Boasting a 750bhp 7.3-litre V12 TWR Group C engine, aerodynamic extensions and a rear wing from a Silk Cut XJR-9, it can hit 150mph in eight seconds and go on past 180mph.
With Hamilton at the wheel, the car achieved 52 race victories and 87 podium finishes before an accident at Oulton Park in 2001 ended its period racing career. It was then bought by the current owner and fully restored. It is now offered for sale through Hampson Auctions, £POA.