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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Philo426, Aug 1, 2021.
If you're implying the E-Type was styled by Pininfarina, it wasn't. It was penned by Malcolm Sayer.
Just Jag will do.
They used to say only Italians could make PLASTIC rust...
Thanks to Mike Meyers, they will forevermore be known as Shaguars.
Mind you $h#ttish Leyland could make WOOD rust (not rot, rust).
If money was no object..........
Oooh that's one of the dreaded V12s
Worked on, and drove a few E types back in the day. The V12 was a beast and the first car I drove that you could actually see the fuel gauge moving down as you clogged it down the motorway. Proper cars....
Drove an E type once long after they had ceased production. This was in the 1990s very disappointed not very fast compared to modern cars at the time. I have owned lots of quality cars Mercedes BMW Audi but the best car I ever owned was an S type Jaguar around the year 2000. They really had their act together by then looked beautiful and drove like a dream. Had to sell it needed an estate car for moving kids stuff around for University regretted it for ages but had to be. Lost a fortune but it was company money at the time.
My Dad had a 67’ Duetto and my Brother had a 66’. I never understood that, I thought they were uncomfortable to drive, at least for me that steering wheel was too low. Seemed they were definitely made for shorter Italian guys. I was always the big Jag fan, and have had 4. I loved them all. Bro and Dad also had matching green 68’ Fiat 850 sypders. Those things handled so well, when they actually ran. They broke down faithfully once a week I swear .
Not sure anyone has ever been able to prove that point! Still, now they’re owned by Fiat they should be infallible!
Your so lucky, not many people get to drive an Alfa for a few hours……………………….except behind a tow truck.
FIAT - Fix It Again Tony
ALFA - Always Looking For Another
The current valuation of ANY classic Alfa effectively disproves your point. They’ve been building some of finest drivers cars in the world since the 1920’s.
I guess highly strung Italian thoroughbred sports cars aren’t for everyone.
Lotus = Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious
And another British sportscaster maker, not often found in the US, TVR, where the initials were actually taken from the name of the founder TreVoR Wilkinson, but were said to describe the 12,000 mile service:
Total Vehicle Rebuild
The Prince Of Darkness Lucas wiring was known to cause Jags to burst into flames on occasion!
In 1967 I bought a 1959 xk-150 that had everything wrong with it. Every penny I could get my hands on went into that car. The darned Solex carbs would go out of tune if you looked at them too hard. It ate fuel pumps. Had the car two years, probably went through 6 fuel pumps. But I did have many hours of pure bliss tooling around in that car.
Edit: The Lucas Flamethrower driving lights! 100,000 candle power, woo hoo!
Like most British sports cars, fabulous looks. Not always fabulous execution in manufacturing.
Beautiful lines on that E Type Jag. Amazingly, I just saw one today at my tennis club in beautiful shape. Not sure if the tail light lettering codes work like old US cars but it had a “62” on it so maybe a’62? Had to snap some pics.