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  • Timeline of the Jaguar E-Type

    The Jaguar E-type is one of the best looking British cars ever made and was initially designed as a rear-wheel drive in two-seater form and as a two-seater convertible. There were several versions of the E-Type that were made and we are going to break down the timeline of how they came to be.

    1957- The first prototype concept version (E1A) was developed. The car was used solely for factory testings and was never formally released to the public.

    1960- The second E-Type concept (E2A) was created. This car was completed as a race car as it was thought by Jaguar at the time it would provide a better testing ground.

    1961- Production began on the Jaguar E-Type Series 1. The Series 1 was initially introduced for export only in March of 1961. The body styles for the Series 1 included 2 door coupe, 2 door 2+2 coupe and the 2 door convertible.

    1962- The limited edition Low Drag Coupe was introduced, in efforts to create a car more in the spirit of the D-Type racer.

    1963-1964- Twelve limited edition Lightweight E-Types were produced as an evolution of the Low Drag Coupe, designed for racing.

    1968- Production on the Series 1 came to an end.

    1969- The Jaguar E-Type Series 2 was introduced. It featured:
    -open headlights without glass covers
    -wrap-around rear bumper
    -re-positioned and larger front indicators and tail lights below the bumpers
    -better cooling aided by an enlarged "mouth" and twin electric fans
    -uprated brakes.

    1971- Production on the Series 2 ended and began on the Series 3. The Series 3 had a new 5.3 L, twelve-cylinder Jaguar V12 engine, uprated brakes and standard power steering.

    1974- Production on the Jaguar E-Type came to an overall end.

    More than 70,000 E-Types were sold in it's lifespan and was ranked first on The Daily Telegraph's list of "100 Most Beautiful Cars of All Time" in March of 2008.

    At British Parts Northwest, we carry hundreds of parts for the Jaguar E-Type, in addition to other models of Jaguars, Austin Healey, Land Rover, MG, Mini and Triumph.

    Related Post: Jaguar E-Type Vehicles Amongst Most Coveted Beauties

  • Overcoming the Hurdle of Finding British Car Parts

    Ask almost any British car owner about why they love their car, and you will undoubtedly hear an answer of pure adoration. British car owners typically love their vehicles because of the sleek designs, high performance, and top quality. Ask them about what they don’t like about having their car, however, and most will answer that finding replacement parts can be a huge challenge at times.

    ZZ6A38D62F.jpgClassic British cars are still revered by a great number of enthusiasts, and stories of searching salvage places and discarded vehicles often results in getting components or parts that are either defective to begin with or have a very short life span. The hunt for a part can be long and expensive when pursuing parts this way, with no guaranteed outcome. The result is extreme frustration, especially when your beloved car isn’t able to be taken out for a drive.

    That’s where we come in. British Parts Northwest is a family owned business with parts—including many hard-to-find ones—for your beloved European ride. We started our business with a love for British cars and then going through the experience of finding parts to keep them performance and ride ready.

    The difference between us and many other British parts companies is that we actually stock what we sell. There is no third-party. We feature products that are ones on the most needed lists with British cars, and we have them ready to be shipped directly. Our website showcases our featured products while enabling our customers to easily search for specific products by model/make or in general. If there is a part you are seeking that isn’t on our site, contact us and we will see if we can secure that for you as well.

    With Spring quickly approaching, it’s time to get your car ride-ready so can fall in love with your vehicle all over again. For a limited time, we are offering free shipping on orders over $750.

  • Specials and Discounts Offered on Our Social Media Sites

    If you are a British car owner, hopefully you have connected with British Parts Northwest as a place where you can get car parts and service for your beloved European automobile. But did you know that you can also get additional savings and check out our latest promotions or savings by “liking” our page on Facebook as well?

    ZZ7A237425.jpgOur motto is offering lowest prices with a specialized staff to make every customer a preferred customer. We know that your British car is to be cherished, and making sure your car has the parts it needs to keep it running in performance ready condition is a priority.

    What makes us different than other British car parts businesses is that what we sell is in stock. We take great pride that we have what we advertise, so there is no third party involved when you order a part. It goes straight from our warehouse to your preferred delivery site. Guaranteed! We’ve heard stories of people who order parts that are never delivered or parts that suddenly become “unavailable” or even “back-ordered” when the part is purchased. Our pledge to you is that if we have it on our website, then we really do have it in stock!

    Our Facebook page is also a way to ask questions, join the camaraderie of joining with others who are restoring British cars as well, and having fun with contests we run sometimes for chances to win additional savings off! We also feature videos and helpful hints to make your restoration experience more successful! We hope to be a company you choose to do business with when your car needs parts. After all, we went in business because of our love of British cars and our experience in knowing what is needed for restorations or general upkeep.

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