Team CJ Lightweight E Type
1963 Low Drag Coupe (BG)
Restoration log by Dan Mooney



This very special Team CJ Lightweight E Type is being built as an alloy bodied tribute to the world famous Low Drag Coupe created by the Jaguar factory when they modified Peter Lindner's 1963 Lightweight E Type roadster (chassis # S850662). Malcolm Sayer designed the bodywork with improved aerodynamics, hoping to push Lindner towards the winner's circle at Le Mans in the spring of 1964. Unfortunately, the car suffered mechanical problems which ultimately led to it being withdrawn from the race. Tragically, just a few months later, Peter Lindner lost his life when he crashed his Low Drag Coupe while racing in Monlhery, France. 

In terms of appearance, the Team CJ Lightweight Low Drag Coupe will closely resemble the original "Lindner" Low Drag Coupe. The car will feature a Team CJ 4.7L Stage Two engine producing around 390 HP and 445 ft/lbs of torque as well as a host of performance and reliability upgrades.


Update report - May 22, 2020

Engine rebuild underway!

The core engine is from a 4.2 E Type

Block was washed at very high temperature
Block was then vapor blasted, now looks like new
and ready for machine work to begin

Update report - May 13, 2020

The heart and soul of your 4.7L Stage Two engine will be this beautiful billet crankshaft. It is almost a shame to hide it inside the engine!

Opening report - April 29, 2020
We are delighted to get this exciting Team CJ Lightweight build underway!

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