This is the one and only factory low-drag lightweight Jaguar E-type ever built - the all-aluminium Lindner Nocker car which was comprehensively and completely destroyed in a 1964 crash at the Montlhery circuit that killed driver Peter Lindner.
The one-off racer was so badly damaged in the fatal crash that nobody thought it could ever be repaired - until Peter Neumark of Classic Motor Cars in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, took on the project in 2007. Now, four years and 7000 hours (yes, you read right, seven thousand hours) of labour later, the car has been restored to as-new condition, using more than 90 percent of the original components, after one of the most complex restorations yet undertaken anywhere in the world.
More than 5000 hours went into restoring the body alone. The soft aluminium body panels were crumpled beyond recognition in the crash and Malcolm Sayer, who designed it, said flatly it couldn't be repaired. A second survey in the 1970's only confirmed the verdict.
So Neumark and his team didn't even try to straighten out the mangled wreck; instead, they painstakingly drilled out thousands of spot welds and rivets, and dismantled the monocoque chassis into its individual sheet-metal components.
Each separate panel was gently flattened out, repaired and reformed into its original shape - and then the monocoque was spot-welded and riveted together as if they were building a brand new car, exactly the same as when it was made in 1963.