Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 20th July, 2014)
Those were the days! When I was young and foolish,that was my dream car!
This is a good advert for PJ car sales
My hubby would like this, but I'm afraid a car is just a box on wheels to me!
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.
Another good replica kit is the Challenger, seen several at shows. Think the kit is still produced.
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.
Roger, did that garage use to be Hackets Ford dealership?
Yes it was hackets garage they were coal merchants as well originally, there son Allan Hacket took it over later