Purists look away now, because the beloved 3.8 liter six is long gone, having been replaced when it died and due to a lack of parts, was replaced with a Ford Motorsports 5.0 liter V8 crate motor. Making roughly 50% more horsepower than the original it’s a tidy fit in the E-Type’s engine bay and totally transforms the car. Fed by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and using headers that weave around the frame extensions, it’s beautifully installed. There’s a big aluminum radiator so no more fussiness there, and the workmanship is very nicely done. It’s backed by a Ford AOD 4-speed automatic transmission which really helps it sip the fuel, and the original independent rear end was deemed robust enough to handle the torque. The front suspension is also Jaguar, so it retains its sublime ride quality and sharp handling with an old-school feel. Disc brakes all around handle the stopping and there’s a throaty dual exhaust system that sounds a bit different than what you’d expect. Gorgeous wire wheels with knock-off centers and 215/70/15 blackwall radials complete the look.

Price: Auction

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Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States