E Type Jag

#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
 

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#5
Richard_DeAstardly said:
"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:
Utter, utter genius :D
 
#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
scrofula said:
Two forgotten words: Triumph Stag
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
scrofula said:
Two forgotten words: Recovery Truck
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
 
#12
My last CO had two S1 E-types that he'd restored plus another three waiting to be done!
 
#13
Mag_to_grid said:
scrofula said:
Two forgotten words: Triumph Stag
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.
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 .
 
#17
scrofula said:
Excuse my Friday evening amnesia, but there was a better Triumph, smaller, than the Stag..name please coz I can't pull it.
There was never a Triumph better than the Stag! I had the privilege of owning one in Germany (though it had a Rover V8 engine) for three years.

Marvellous jam-jar, even though the steering was primitive but direct and extremely responsive. I fückin' loved it!

The overall design was just out of this world! Sublime optical balance is the expression you're seeking. Look at it from the side and you won't fail to agree.

MsG
 
#18
A close second. Edited to add - how many times was that beauty smashed up in a few series, and yet came back in prisctine condition? The knowledge seems to be that if you want panelbeating, go to Oxford!!!!!
 

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#19
You're all forgetting the Daimler Dart. After the E-type, and the Aston Martin DB5 on my wish list.

The other Triumph you haven't mentioned is the GT6. Mother taught me that if I couldn't say anything nice, not to say anything at all.
 
#20
Ach, your all going for the run of the mill stuff, THIS is a British design and engineering classic;



First fully coil sprung off roader,
First true "SUV"
First "standard" production off road vehicle to feature disc brakes all round
First "standard" production vehicle of any type to feature permanant 4 wheel drive (cap doffed to the Jensen FF but it wasn't really a)standard or b) production)

That reminds me... the Jensens were pretty sexy in their way, advanced engineering...
 

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