E Type Jag

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  1. The other day I discovered that an Italian student of mine here in Prague is renovating an E Type Jag. When pressed as to why, he admitted that it was probably one of the best-designed cars of the 20th century. That gave me a warm feeling inside considering Italians think they are the design kings of the universe. It truly is a pleasure when Johhnie Foreigner bows down to innate superiority! I might add that when asked what car he would buy given an endless budget he said a Ferrari California. Twat.
  2. Best one I heard was from a mate who has totally restored a 1948 80" S1 Landy.
    He was having a dinner party one summers night and his pride and joy was stood looking pristine in the corner of the courtyard next to his house. We're out there next to it having a drink and a smoke, putting the world to rights (usual conversational topics vis a vis snakes with tits, brats, and mud, oil and all things "landrovery") when some more guests arrive the females call it "cute" and this one male says

    "Oh ... I say you've restored it to factory condition"

    to wit my mate responds with

    "Fkuc Off... it's built to my bl@@dy standards not Land Rover's have you seen how they're put together!"

    "I thought you loved Land Rovers to the point of obsessions?"

    "I do, but I'm not blinded by them infact they are exactly like my missus - as in a sound underlying design with a rugged chassis, a shed load of readily fixable production defects that can be put down to p.ss poor quality control in the factory, generally matures wonderfully, if regularly serviced still goes like the clappers and most problems can be sorted with a length of baler twine, or a lump hammer!" :wink:
  3. Short WB series I Landrovers.....not exactly a gaenocology magnet, but, oh yes.........

    Would you like a hi-fi in there Sir?

    Yes, why not!

    Buy a feckin Walkman then!
  4. The E-type, looks hot, but horrible to drive. I'd rather have a Mark 2 please!

    Edited to Add: I'd post a link, but MiB says we're not allowed to post porn :(.

    Car porn is okay but only if we can't see the mudflaps...MiB
  5. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Utter, utter genius :D
  6. Two forgotten letters: MG
  7. One of my ambitions is to own an E-Type, sheer class. You can spend a Million pound on Bugatti Veyron but in certain places a well maintained E Type or DB5 will turn more heads.
  8. Does anyone on here own one of these? Seriously looking into buying one as a Sunday drive in the near future, the poor mans E type apparently.
  9. There's nothing quite like an amazingly beautiful long curved smooth bonnet. :wink:
  10. corrected

    Sorry Stags were a brilliant conceptual idea let down by the reality that was british leyland..

    3.0 triumph unit = disposable due to core plugs exiting with great regularity as far as I can remember, cure = 3.5 Rover unit
  11. Er tweed, pipes real ale & RAF types..... :p
  12. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    My last CO had two S1 E-types that he'd restored plus another three waiting to be done!
  13. My barber owned one, but it was stolen. :D

    a colleague of mine had one as well, prone to overheating and unreliable were his comments , he sold it and bought two great danes .
  14. Excuse my Friday evening amnesia, but there was a better Triumph, smaller, than the Stag..name please coz I can't pull it.
  15. Shitfire. And no, that's not a spelling mistake.