There’s another 20 E-Type Jaguars being produced but this time its HELM Motorcars in the driving seat, creating the iconic automotive art…
The company said only 20 cars will be produced with all cars tailored around each customers requirements and specifications while retaining at least 30% of the original monocoque shell. HELM stated it has spent well over a decade sourcing the donor cars for restoration across the UK and Europe and will involve around 3,800 man-hours to bring each to their final conclusion.
Under the aluminium handmade bonnet, lies a 300 bhp fast road 3.8 litre normally aspirated engine which delivers its power through hand-built and polished big-bore aircraft-grade stainless steel exhaust system.
Originality embraces technology in the shape of electronic speed-sensitive power steering, a bespoke engineered five-speed gearbox, 6 pot alloy front brakes, adjustable suspension, a heated screen and soft-close door system, which is integrated subtly without interfering with the purity and elegance of the original design.
The interior is detailed and produced by Bill Amberg with a buttery soft suede and plump semi-aniline leather used throughout. Lowering oneself into the driving seat of a Helm E-type is described as ‘an unparalleled sensorial experience – the haptic qualities of the leather, together with thoughtful and exquisite internal detailing are intended to be as satisfying as trying on a new bespoke suit, or a perfectly fitted glove‘.
Other bespoke additions include handcrafted aluminium internal panels wrapped by Amberg’s team of leather craftspeople, while beautifully executed hand-stitched detailing is used on leather toggle switches, hand-stitched steering wheel and matching grab handle.
Leather upholstery with stitched detailing was completed by the studio, and Amberg has created bespoke luggage for each Helm E-type, in the form of two sets of his iconic Rocket bags, in weekend and briefcase editions.
“I wanted to create the E-type the way I feel it should be, remaining sensitive to its history, but without a vinyl interior, and without the hassle of carburettor trouble.
“We combine British craftsmanship with the finest standards of modern automotive engineering, instilling a feeling of love, care and attention to detail within each component.”
The first Helm E-type will be launching on March 24th. For more information please contact Timothy Anscombe-Bell on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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