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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 20th July, 2014)

E-Type Jag

E-Type Jag
Taken in Soughers Lane.

Photo: Roger Whistlecroft  (Apple iPhone)
Views: 3,214

Comment by: Ellen on 20th July 2014 at 02:20

Those were the days! When I was young and foolish,that was my dream car!

Comment by: Mick on 20th July 2014 at 07:11

This is a good advert for PJ car sales

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th July 2014 at 12:03

My hubby would like this, but I'm afraid a car is just a box on wheels to me!

Comment by: Daz on 20th July 2014 at 12:27

Good shot!. This is my dads car, and is actually a replica called a Wildcat. Fibreglass body, so none of the rust problems that E-Types were notorious for having, built on Ford running gear, but no 4.2 litre Jag engine this I'm afraid, but instead has an Essex V6 from his long since scrapped Reliant Scimitar. Only around 140 of these replicas were made apparently. You certainly don't see many E-Types around, not surprising as they are well out of the price range for most.

Comment by: Anne on 20th July 2014 at 15:43

Another good replica kit is the Challenger, seen several at shows. Think the kit is still produced.

Comment by: Daz on 20th July 2014 at 18:21

Yes Anne, that's right, the Challenger is a good kit, but that's not surprising as they are more of a true copy of the original with Jaguar parts, engine, and the shape is also bang on. But, that all comes at a price as Challenger's generally come up for sale for around the 20 grand plus mark; there's one currently for sale for around that at the moment. As far as I'm aware, they no longer make the Challenger. Challenger's do turn up at car shows occasionally, less so with Wildcats though.

Comment by: Alan on 20th July 2014 at 19:36

Roger, did that garage use to be Hackets Ford dealership?

Comment by: Roger on 20th July 2014 at 21:09

Yes it was hackets garage they were coal merchants as well originally, there son Allan Hacket took it over later

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