Jaguar is one of today's automakers that truly cherishes its heritage.You have to admire that. Sure, other automakers like Ferrari and Porsche tend to use their legendary status to their advantage, but to me there's something just a bit different about Jaguar.

That's because there's a bit of zaniness that seems to creep out now and then. That's why I like it.

The latest example of this is the newly reintroduced Jaguar Lightweight E-Type. While 18 units were planned back in the 1960s, only 12 were produced. So, what happened to those last six? Jaguar held onto the VINs and decided to produce them. Now.

Have you EVER seen a company do something like this? Keep in mind that the parts for these things are essentially non-existent.

After considering the amount of time and funds the company must of had to invest to finish the production, you have to wonder if the juice is worth the squeeze. Autocar recently got behind the wheel to find out for itself. See below to learn more!

In 1963, Jaguar unveiled a lightened, racing version of its E-type sports car.  Powered by an aluminium-block 3.8-litre straight six engine, the sports cars were at the cutting edge of racing technology. Of the planned 18 units, just 12 were ever built, leaving six original chassis numbers set aside.

In 2014, Jaguar Land Rover's Special Operations Division took up the project again, creating six 'new'
Lightweight E-types to the exact specifications of the original. With each car costing over £1,000,000 every detail had to be perfect. So have they done the job? Steve Cropley drives the new Lightweight E-type.

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