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1 of 2 Masterpieces
Inspired by the Legendary Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe
3.8L LWE Inline 6 / 380 H.P.
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Bespoke Interior with RAF Fighter Jet Switches
Titanium Gray Metallic Paint
Blue Leather Interior
It all began in the 1960’s. Jaguar unveiled a breed of racers that would come to define an era - the E-Type. Among the twelve remarkable specimens created, three would undergo a transformative evolution, earning the collective title of Low Drag Coupes.
Among these three legends, "49FXN" emerged as the chosen one, capturing the imagination of mastermind Marco Diaz. Assisted by the surviving members of the original team, including the esteemed aerodynamicist Dr. Samir Klat, and armed with a treasure trove of archival treasures such as original blueprints, documents, and rare photographs, Diaz embarked on a quest to breathe new life into the spirit of "49 FXN."
As the journey unfolded, two resplendent chassis took shape. One was christened "OWL226," the sole left-hand-drive incarnation of this masterpiece. The other, known by the moniker "13FXN," now graces the hallowed grounds of Goodwood, racing alongside its elder E-Type siblings.
Under the hood of OWL226 roars a 3.8-liter LWE Inline-6 engine, outfitted with precision components courtesy of Croswaithe & Gardiner. With an engine handcrafted by the artisans at Ed Pink Racing Engines and a chassis/suspension meticulously fashioned by RS Panels and Croswaithe & Gardiner, it's a potent blend of heritage and performance. This automotive symphony rides on custom Koni shocks and 15-inch magnesium wheels, proving that one need not compromise comfort and style when crafting an automotive masterpiece.
However, the true magic unfolds within the cabin. Diaz's vision, guided by an unwavering commitment to excellence, transcends the utilitarian roots of the originals, which were built for the racetrack with little regard for opulence. In a remarkable departure from the norm, Diaz elevates the interior to an unprecedented realm of luxury and sophistication. Virtually every interior component, from the seats to the headliner and door panels, is an artisanal creation, meticulously handcrafted to perfection. The pièce de résistance, however, is the incorporation of switches salvaged from RAF fighter planes, infusing a touch of history and nostalgia into every drive.
The acclaim bestowed upon "OWL226" since its debut at the 2019 Quail Gathering speaks volumes. Featured in illustrious publications like the Wall Street Journal and Finish Line, this is more than just an automobile; it's a testament to the dedication, expertise, and artistry of individuals who have mastered their respective crafts. It's the harmonious convergence of history, innovation, and unrelenting pursuit of perfection – a masterpiece reborn for the ages.
Upon arrival at Canepa, every collector car for sale is put through an extensive and diligent process called the “Canepa Difference.” This includes a major and comprehensive mechanical inspection where all systems are checked, serviced, and restored as needed. They also receive award-winning concours-level detailing, including a thorough cleaning of each and every surface.