This extremely rare Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe is a custom re-creation is inspired by a classic Jag racing car called the 49FXN – and it's gorgeous!
It took eight years for Marco Diez to build this incredible car, with the help of his friends at Fast Cars Ltd and RS Panels (coachbuilders from the UK) among others.
Inspired by the original 1963 Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe called 49FXN, Diez re-imagined the car for the modern world. Know as project OWL226 – because it's registered in California – he combined elements of the original with bespoke, improved components that stay true to the gorgeous race car it was based on.
Everything from the fit and finish to the interior has been refined. The meticulous attention to detail elevates this build to another level. Close inspection reveals many custom parts, such as specifically machines screws, one-off seats, bespoke gauges and a custom-machined steering wheel. Even the air-conditioning system was individually manufactured for this car.
The running gear has been designed as per the original, with a Crosthwaite and Gardiner 3.8-litres straight-six competition engine pumping out 380bhp and side-draft Weber carburettors fed by a unique ram-air intake fitted as per its predecessor too.
The 49FXN was said to be one of the most beautiful cars ever made, this exquisite re-creation sets the bar even higher. Click play on the video below and let Diez and Larry from Hoonigan AutoFocus take you on a tour of the Jaguar E-Type: Low Drag Coupe Redux.