A celebration of the Lightweight E-type at the London Motor Show

05 May, 2017

Lightweight E-type at the London Motor Show

The London Motor Show, one of the highlights of the motoring calendar, is taking place on 4-7 May at Battersea Evolution, London.

Thousands of fans will attend to see brilliant displays, superstar guests and, of course, some incredible cars.

There are plenty of motors making their way to Battersea that could be crowned the overall star of the show; but one may just pip the rest to pole position.

The Lightweight Jaguar E-type
Stratstone will have a stand at the event, and they’re bringing just one car with them; an incredible Lightweight Jaguar E-type.

There are plenty of famous E-types, many of which may well be at the event, but this one is particularly special. It’s one of the famed ‘Missing Six’ Lightweight E-types.

The ‘Missing Six’
Back in 1963, Jaguar had plans to build 18 Special GT E-types. In the end, 12 of these cars were made, leaving chassis numbers 13 through to 18 missing.  

However, in 2014, modern-day production of the classic cars began, with the ‘Missing Six’ Lightweight E-types being built. While the cars may only be a few years old, they are classic to the core. They were built using tools and production techniques from the ‘60s, following the exact specifications of the original dozen.  

Stratstone will be bringing chassis number 15 to stand G7 at this year’s event. And as Stratstone’s Group Marketing and Communications Director, Victoria Finn, explains, they can’t wait to show off this piece of motoring history.

She said: “We’re privileged to own this very rare and revered car, and events like The London Motor Show give us the chance to share it with as many people as possible. The level of craftsmanship and skill that has gone into its production has to be seen in the metal to really be appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming car lovers of all ages to our stand to marvel at this special E-type, learn about its history and will even have a champagne bar to aid with the celebrations.

Find out more about this year’s show on the London Motor Show website.