Modern Stuff in an Old E-type

Posted By NC13 on 05 Mar 2019

I’m always amazed at some of the neat stuff you can now put in your old Jaguar.  How many people have a pushbutton Retro radio with Bluetooth and slots for hooking up your iPod or flash drive music?  I do!  I love it! The Retro radio looks original and gets by at a Concours just fine, not to mention I now have 4 speakers and I can actually hear it.  I haven’t tried hooking it up to my phone yet, if I'm out on a nice drive with the Jag, I don’t want to talk to anybody anyway so I might just keep it that way.

How about those new gear reduction starter motors? Yep, got mine, love it too. I know, it doesn't have the sound of the old Lucas that the purists like but it sure spins it over and starts right up.

Who has seen a seat belt strap holder for their E-type? I’ve got one and they are really handy. It fits in with the headrest to hold the seat belt strap up over your shoulder so it doesn’t fall down. 


I was searching the internet one day and came across this website called They have all sorts of stuff, lots of stuff. Cheap stuff too! The catch is it comes from China and takes 3 or 4 weeks to get, but its cheap!  I ordered this LED  Ghost Shadow logo light that fits in your door and shines down a Jaguar Logo when you open the door. It’s really cool. The kit cost about $10, that’s all. It comes with a drill bit to cut a hole in the bottom of the door. Then you just have to get creative and wire it to your door switch and 12-volt power supply.  They also have some lights for newer cars that you take off the interior door light and replace it with a logo light and some that just stick on with double face tape. Probably not a good idea if you're in a car show. 

Can’t wait to get it out some night and see how it looks in the dark.