Sad Jag

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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A horrible excuse for a car Wow... A horrible excuse for a car
A horrible mostrosity ...it's a quality item... A horrible mostrosity
A truly disgusting interior ...no doubt about that A truly disgusting interior

It should be illegal, but sadly, it’s not

If there is one car you should absolutely never be allowed to modify, it’s the Jaguar E-Type… especially the exterior.

The E-Type is, in the eyes of many, the most beautiful car ever made. Enzo Ferrari himself described the E-Type as the most beautiful car he’d ever seen.

And yet a man named Peter Harris, from Carson City in the Nevada desert, has decided that not only Enzo Ferrari, but the designer of the E-Type Malcolm Sayer, has got it wrong.

What the emeritus professor has done is change the visual styling, and definitely not completely butcher, the world’s prettiest car.

As Peter describes in his own words in ALL CAPS, which we all know is the mark of a literary genius;

"I WANTED SOME THING WILD SO I INSTALLD A FULL BUILT 500ci 671 BLOWN CADILLAC ENGINE, I DIDDENT HAVE THE JAG FRONT SUSPENSION ANY MORE SO I INSTALLED SPEEDWAYS GASSER STYLE TUBE AXLE AND RACK AND PINON STEERING AND 4 WHEEL POWER DISC BRAKES,  THE CAD TORSION BARS WHERE REMOVED FOR COIL OVER SHOCKS,"

Other tasteful modifications made to one of the greatest sports cars of all time include; a rear sub frame from a 1974 Cadillac, headlights from a 2004 Ford Taurus, seats from a Datsun 240Z and custom sheet metal body panels.

Peter adds that the paint is ‘viper red’ and that it also has an Alpine radio with a hidden antenna… because obviously an antenna would have ruined the looks.

He’s asking a very reasonable $80,000, which seems like a potential bargain given the levels of craftsmanship on offer.

If any of this has tickled your fancy then you can view the full listing on eBay, although if it actually does pique your interest then that’s quite concerning. 

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