Jaguar puts the XK engine back into production

Jaguar Classic, who describe the operation at Ryton on Dunsmore as, the official source of authentic cars, expert services, genuine parts for classic Jaguar enthusiasts worldwide, has reintroduced the 3.8-litre XK engine block. The engine, as fitted to many coveted Jaguar saloons and sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s, including the legendary E-type had been unavailable new for more than 50 years. The great news is that now, these unique brand-new XK engine blocks are now available again.

Recreated 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.

Subject to providing documentation which confirms proof of vehicle ownership, customers can choose to retain the serial number from their original engine block, which will be stamped on the new casting with an additional asterisk denoting the new block is a replacement item. Alternatively, the new block is stamped with a new unique serial number.

New 3.8-litre Jaguar XK engine blocks are priced £14,340 each, including VAT, and come with a minimum 12 months Jaguar parts and accessories warranty1 and certificate of authenticity, exclusively from Jaguar Classic.

This item replaces cylinder block casting numbers C16020, C17567, C17200/1, C19292, C19983, C22290, C20012, C22250

Jaguar Classic advise that the XK blocks are to be made available globally and will be covered by Jaguar’s standard parts and accessories warranty. The Jaguar parts and accessories warranty period is 24 months for UK and Germany, but will not cover modified engines or vehicles used for racing purposes.

For more information about Jaguar Classic Parts, visit, or contact the Technical Advisors: [email protected]

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