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Old 11-01-2010, 08:37 PM   #11
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I know most of us live in a modern age of high performance cars, but this car is an icon. This car was the premise for sports cars when it came out, and was so far ahead of the times in regard to technology, power output, and styling that its not even funny. That little thing has a carb'd V12 under the hood and sounds sexier than a 20 year old pamela anderson bouncing on your lap.

You want to talk about class, that'* class right there. I know this is a GMForum, but this is more than just a car. We can look at our GM'* all day long but 50 years from now nobody'* going to spend the time and money to rebuild them. People spend the time and money to rebuild these because they have a great amount of engineering put into them, there'* a great following for them, and they have a passion, a design, and an overall excellence that very few GM cars have been able to come close to. Yeah I joined the dark side when I bought my Jag for $500, and I have to tell you guys, this isn't some piece of crap GM with plastic interior, plastic intake manifolds, and designed by a company that knew only how to cut corners and tried to make everything as cheap as possible. You work on or drive a Jag like this or an XJS and you instantly know the difference between true quality, value, and attention to detail.

Here'* how I'd sum up this Jag and many jags of that era up to the early 90'*. When GM design their cars, they design them with something called obsolescence in mind. They planned for you to drive your car a set number of years, then have you toss it out and buy a new one. When Jag designed and built the E-type (which you see up there) and the XJS, they didn't plan with obsolescence in mind. The concept was that you bought this car, and you didn't need to buy another car for the rest of your life. Every bit of the engine was designed to be rebuilt if possible. A corvette will hit 150mph, a Jaguar e-type or XJS will maintain 150mph on a summer day on the autobahn for hours on end.

This is car is a masterpiece compared even my Bonneville GXP.
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I know most of us live in a modern age of high performance cars, but this car is an icon. This car was the premise for sports cars when it came out, and was so far ahead of the times in regard to technology, power output, and styling that its not even funny. That little thing has a carb'd V12 under the hood and sounds sexier than a 20 year old pamela anderson bouncing on your lap.

You want to talk about class, that'* class right there. I know this is a GMForum, but this is more than just a car. We can look at our GM'* all day long but 50 years from now nobody'* going to spend the time and money to rebuild them. People spend the time and money to rebuild these because they have a great amount of engineering put into them, there'* a great following for them, and they have a passion, a design, and an overall excellence that very few GM cars have been able to come close to. Yeah I joined the dark side when I bought my Jag for $500, and I have to tell you guys, this isn't some piece of crap GM with plastic interior, plastic intake manifolds, and designed by a company that knew only how to cut corners and tried to make everything as cheap as possible. You work on or drive a Jag like this or an XJS and you instantly know the difference between true quality, value, and attention to detail.

Here'* how I'd sum up this Jag and many jags of that era up to the early 90'*. When GM design their cars, they design them with something called obsolescence in mind. They planned for you to drive your car a set number of years, then have you toss it out and buy a new one. When Jag designed and built the E-type (which you see up there) and the XJS, they didn't plan with obsolescence in mind. The concept was that you bought this car, and you didn't need to buy another car for the rest of your life. Every bit of the engine was designed to be rebuilt if possible. A corvette will hit 150mph, a Jaguar e-type or XJS will maintain 150mph on a summer day on the autobahn for hours on end.

This is car is a masterpiece compared even my Bonneville GXP.
Well put !!

Considering there are only a hand full of these cars left ! This one will not be perfect it will be a daily driver (Nice Days)

If I could find one, I have a spare LB7 I would love to fit in there
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Couldn't have said it better.
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The older Jags - you either loved em or hated them. I appreciate the art, but not necessarily the styling. Back in the day though, they were one of the hottest status symbols you could buy.
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this is what happens when a VW Bug and a Viper travel back in time and have sex without a condom.
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That'* the shaguar baby!! I've always liked the E type Jags. Purple said it, you either hate 'em or love 'em.
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That'* when they made cars sexy. The front of the car is like in another time zone. That is one huge hood.
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This thread took a wrong turn last night and was removed for editing and returned to it'* original place out of respect for the OP.

While I encourage and defend every Forum Members right to express personal opinion about things. That Does Not Extend To Opinion Of Other Members. Especially when in a negative light. And that goes for both sides of the problem I had to fix this morning. If you can't express opinion without flaming others, don't.
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Thanks John, I was wondering where it went lol
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I think I am going to have to pass on it, only because I am not a fan of the styling, but because I don't think I could fit in it either.
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