Production of new Jaguar 3.8-liter engine blocks launched


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The new straight-6 blocks are touted as exact replacements for 3.8-liter Jaguar engines | Jaguar Classic

Jaguar’s 3.8-liter dual-overhead-cam straight-6 XK engine, the British automaker’s signature performance powerplant through the 1950s and into the ’60s, has been reborn with new engine blocks being produced for the first time in a half century, according to the manufacturer, Jaguar Classic of Warwickshire, U.K.

“Re-created to exact original
specifications, the brand-new cast-iron engine block is a direct replacement
for the 3.8-litre six-cylinder units originally fitted to the XK150, XK150 S,
MkIX, Mk2, MkX, E-type Series 1 and S-type,” Jaguar Classic said in a news
release.

The new engine blocks can be stamped with the same serial number of the original Jaguar engine, plus an asterisk showing that it is a replacement, the company said. Alternatively, they can be stamped with unique serial numbers.

The reproduction engine blocks are priced at
£14,340 ($17,809) each, including British tax, and come with a minimum 12
months warranty and certificates of authenticity.

Jaguar Classic specializes in restoration,
services and parts for classic and older models, and is staffed by “highly-skilled
engineers, graduates and apprentices at the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works
facility in Coventry.”

For information, visit the company website.





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