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Stratstone acquires the third ‘Missing Six’ Lightweight E-type

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Stratstone was revealed as the owner of one of the famous 2015 Jaguar Lightweight E-types. Chassis number 15 is one of the infamous ‘Missing Six’ and didn’t have to travel far from the iconic Jaguar Browns Lane production facility in Coventry as it made its way to its new base in Mayfair, London.

The fascinating story of the Lightweight E-type dates back to February 1963 and the intended 18-car ‘Special GT E-type’ race car project from that time. Only 12 of the 18 were built and delivered by the Browns Lane competitions department between 1963 and 1964, which gave rise to the infamous ‘Missing Six’. These missing chassis numbers – 13 to 18 – were found in 2014, and so the modern-day production by Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Vehicle Operations division’s Jaguar Classic got underway.

The modern incarnation of the Lightweight saw Jaguar Classic draw on the company’s original 1960s tooling and production methods. The cars feature aluminum body technology and six-cylinder XK engines with aluminum blocks.


All of the ‘Missing Six’ are built to period-exact dimensions and specifications.

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