SEMA 2019

Jaguar Classic reintroduces original E-Type toolkit after 50-year hiatus

Jaguar is reintroducing the E-Type toolkit, after a 50-year hiatus.

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Classic

A classic is being reborn. Jaguar Classic is reintroducing the original Jaguar E-Type toolkit, selling it for the first time in 50 years. The owner's toolkit was originally ordered with Series 1 and Series 2 E-type sports cars but hasn't been available since the Series 2 went out of production in 1971.

Complete toolkits are hard to find. Current Ebay listings have incomplete original toolkits fetching around $1,600 though Jaguar says that complete authentic toolkits can go for as much as $6,455.

Jaguar E-Type Toolkit The tools are exact replicas of the historic tools sold in the 60s and 70s.Photo courtesy of Jaguar Classic

"The original E-type toolkit has become a collector's item thanks to its rarity and historic appeal," said Dan Pink, Director of Jaguar Classic. "We've had customers across the world contact us about obtaining one, which is why we decided to manufacture the toolkits again to their original specification. It's the perfect finishing touch for E-type aficionados."

Jaguar E-Type Toolkit The toolkit is encapsulated in a leather exterior.Photo courtesy of Jaguar Classic

Jaguar Classic's Genuine Parks engineers have reproduced the original toolkit to authentic specifications for sale. It includes a period-correct leatherette-covered canvas roll.

Inside the roll are all the items needed to carry out maintenance on a vintage sports car:

  • Adjustable spanner
  • Tire valve key
  • Pliers
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Points screwdriver
  • Feeler gauge
  • Three-piece screwdriver
  • Spanner 3/4 x 7/8 AF
  • Spanner 9/16 x 5/8 AF
  • Spanner 1/2 x 7/16 AF
  • Spanner 11/32 x 3/8 AF
  • Box spanner 7/16 x 1/2
  • Box spanner 9/16 x 5/8
  • Box spanner 3/4 x 7/8
  • Sparking plug spanner
  • Tommy bars (one short, one long)
  • Valve timing gauge
  • Grease gun
  • Handbrake adjusting wrench
  • Brake bleed tin and tube

Jaguar E-Type Toolkit The toolkit includes a long list of tools.Photo courtesy of Jaguar Classic

The new roll is priced from £732 (approximately $945). It can be purchased directly from the recently-launched Jaguar Land Rover Classic online parts shop.

The Jaguar I-PACE is often thought of as a city vehicle but it also have impressive off-road prowess.

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Jaguar is giving away a new 2019 Jaguar I-PACE this holiday season as part of its #UnwrapAJaguar holiday campaign.

The I-PACE is a formidable vehicle. It's Jaguar's first all-electric model. The I-Pace behaves and looks more like the typical crossover, but don't let its looks fool you. The Jag delivers rapid acceleration when the accelerator is floored and holds to the road well thanks to its standard all-wheel drive.

2019 Jaguar I-PACE The I-PACE's all-wheel drive keeps it stable on the road.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

The I-PACE has similar range as other all-electric vehicles - 234 miles. That puts it in the same range realm as the new Tesla Model Y, Nissan Leaf Plus, and Chevrolet Bolt. For the 2020 model year, the Bolt's range was increased 21 miles for 259 miles of range.

The 2019 Jaguar I-PACE is currently on sale in the US starting at $69,500 and a top-tier model will run you upwards of $85,000 before any tax incentives or savings are applied.

I-PACE was named as the 2019 World Car of the Year and earned European Car of the Year honors the same year. U.S. News & World Report hailed it as the Best Luxury Compact SUV 2019 while Top Gear Magazine called it the EV of the Year 2018 and it was listed on AutoTrader's Best New Cars for 2019.

World Car of the Year Jaguar I-PACE 2019 Jaguar has won multiple awards for its I-PACE, including three World Car of the Year trophies.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

No purchase is necessary to win the contest. Entries must be accepted by January 2, 2020 to be eligible to win. Only enter once or your entry will be voided. Eligible contest winners must reside in one of the fifty U.S. states or the District of Columbia, be at least 21 years of age, and have a valid driver's license.

Jaguar has given the F-Type a makeover for the 2021 model year.

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar has showed off its completely redesigned 2021 F-Type for the first time, revealing a hot redo of the two-seater that is loaded with modern technology and hasn't lost its robust powertrain offerings.

For the exterior, Jaguar is quick to point out that its designers made the model more "focused and assertive." That starts at the nose where slim LED headlights look to pierce the air as they sit below the car's clamshell hood. The front bumper and grille are enlarged over the previous generation giving the car a more powerful stance as the car's classically athletic porportions play out moving toward the rear.

2021 Jaguar F-Type The F-Type has slim LED headlights at its front.Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover

"Enhanced wheel designs, and a fresh look for the side-vent using the Jaguar 'Leaper' detail add to the F-TYPE's modernity," said Adam Hatton, Exterior Design Director, Jaguar. "The powerful rear design has new slim, elegant lamps incorporating latest LED technology and our Jaguar 'Chicane' rear signature graphic with intricate monogram pattern. And everywhere you look, you'll find relentless attention to detail –each is a work of art in itself."

The 2021 F-Type is available in 16 paint jobs: Ligurian Black, Ethereal Silver, Ionian Silver, Sunset Gold, Petrolix Blue, Velocity Blue, Tourmaline Brown, Desire, Sanguinello Orange, Atacama Orange, Sorrento Yellow, Constellation, Icy White, Flux Grey, Malachite Green and Amethyst.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Sleek lines give the car athletic porportions.Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar is giving buyers three engines to choose from. The base is a 296-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Midgrade models are equipped with a 380-horsepower V6 while the top trim has a 575-horsepower supercharged V8 under its hood. The largest engine has 516 pound-feet of torque and gets from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. All the engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The V6 is offered with all-wheel drive.

2021 Jaguar F-Type At the rear, the car is instantly recognizable as an F-Type.Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover

The British automaker it touting its attention to detail in the new F-Type pointing out that its cabin is elegant and has a heightened sense of sportiness and luxury. The driver-focused coupe has Windsor Leather, Suedecloth, and NobleChrome interior appointments. Monogram stitching is on the seats and door trim.

At the center of the dashboard is a 10-inch infotainment touch screen while a 12.3-inch driver information screen and digital instrument cluster sits behind the wheel. The cluster offers a number configurations that a driver can choose to best suit their driving needs. While the infotainment screen is ready for fingers, Jaguar has equipped the car with three rotary controllers allowing users an option. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard in the new sports car, which is also capable of over-the-air software updates.

2021 Jaguar F-Type Jaguar has added modern technology to the car's cabin.Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover

The car is available with either Sport of Performance seats. Performance seats have more support at the shoulder and are standard on the most powerful F-Type models.

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type will go on sale in 2021. Pricing will be announced closer to the car's on-sale date.