World's First Stretched Jaguar E-Type May Upset Purists

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edited September 2014 in Jaguar

imageWorld's First Stretched Jaguar E-Type May Upset Purists

British restoration firm Classic Motor Cars Ltd. has created what it believes is the world's first stretched Jaguar E-Type.

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    It's hard to see the change without a stock E-type next to it, and at least they modified a damaged car, and not a nice original. I don't have much objection other than to say power steering is really pointless addition for a weekend toy that the owner plans to mostly tour with. PS is only usefull in slow speed urban driving, once you are going over about 40 mph there is no real benefit. Also, as the owner of a '72 MGB-GT (manual steering, non-power brakes, points, etc), factory electric overdrive on the original 4-speed is superior to a 5-speed conversion. My car has it and I wouldn't trade it for one of the 280ZX 5-speed conversions that are common in the MG world. My OD works in 3rd and 4th, so I effectively have a 6-speed and it engages without needing the clutch making it really useful on B roads and slow moving traffic.
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