An epic weekend in a Jaguar E-type V12 Roadster and a Maserati…

For my birthday weekend Sarah, my wife, hired us a Jaguar E-type for 24 hours, and booked us a hotel in the Cotswolds. The plan was that we'd drive up to Great Escape Cars in the Cotswolds to pick up the E-type, wend our way down to our hotel 100 miles south then meander back the next day. » 4/29/13 11:25am 4/29/13 11:25am

British Man Cobbles Together Last Jaguar E-Type From 31-Year-Old…

At the end of a production run of cars, there are inevitably bits and pieces left behind which aren't assembled and have to be taken off the production line in the boxes they came in. When production on the Jaguar E-Type ended at Browns Lane in 1974, just such a thing happened, and a Jag fanatic picked up those… » 12/05/08 12:00pm 12/05/08 12:00pm

1966 Jaguar E-Type, With Bonus British Car Poll

Those of you who read the Down On The Street FAQ over the weekend know that some of the machines we see in this series don't live on the street full-time. Most do, but every so often I'll find an obvious non-daily-driver that's just visiting, or maybe getting a rare exposure to the world outside of the garage. This… » 7/09/08 9:00am 7/09/08 9:00am

Could The Jaguar E-Type Be Making A Return?

Despite the ongoing shenanigans between Ford and TATA over the sale of Jaguar and Land Rover, there are whispers emerging about the possible revival of the venerable Jaguar E-Type. Australia's Courier Mail is reporting Jag honchos are considering the revival of what many consider the most beautiful production car to… » 3/13/08 3:30pm 3/13/08 3:30pm

Toyota 2000GT

Ever since Farago inaugurated the Fantasy Garage with the RUF RT12, you all have been clamoring for specific cars. "Where's the 250 GTO? (right here) Where's the E-type? (right here) Where's the Tumbler E39 M5?" (right here) And of course, "Where's the Toyota 2000GT?" As we grind down to the 50-car wire please be assured… » 10/24/07 11:30am 10/24/07 11:30am

Jaguar E-type

The car that made the 60s swing... Once in a great while, a car comes along that redefines everything. Think Benz three-wheeler, Ford Model T, Willys MB Army Jeep, Volkswagen Beetle, Jeep Cherokee and even the Dodge Caravan. After these vehicles were unleashed upon the unsuspecting masses, there was no going back to… » 10/03/07 12:00pm 10/03/07 12:00pm

Electro Brit: The Lightning Car Company GT

Could we be looking at a new arms race between Tesla, which uses a Lotus chassis and a new British car company that plans an even more batchsit mad electric car? Sure, why not. It's the Lightning Car Company GT, and it's powered by four, hub mounted electric motors that its builders claim produce at least 700 hp in… » 6/12/07 7:40am 6/12/07 7:40am