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#101 charles r

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Posted Yesterday, 18:17

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#102 moffspeed

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Posted Yesterday, 19:31

On it's debut at Mosport Park in 1985 :)

 

4060726646_f6e752b152_b.jpgHans Heyer - Jaguar by Alan Raine, on Flickr

4060726806_3e5ef4abc1_z.jpg?zz=1Mike Thackwell - Jaguar by Alan Raine, on Flickr

4061456682_29ec95f607_z.jpg?zz=1Martin Brundle - Jaguar by Alan Raine, on Flickr

4060726866_6223185d14_z.jpg?zz=1Mike Thackwell - Jaguar by Alan Raine, on Flickr

Gorgeous car, particularly in short-heck ( goodness me I've just invented a word) form without wheel spats.

 

As mentioned above I'm sure that TWR hauled a Group 44 XJR-5 over from the States to evaluate it - before heading off to do the XJR-6. Unless I have succeeded in reaching Batty Town, UK it was painted BRG and featured on the front cover of Motoring News looking magnificent. I've trawled everywhere and can find no photos to support this theory/memory.

 

The XJR-5 may not have been the most competitive racing XJ but the sound of that V12 after dark at Le Mans remains a fond memory. I met Bob Tullius several years later, he agreed "Man if we could have bottled that sound we could have made a fortune"...



#103 Lee Nicolle

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Posted Yesterday, 22:55

And I'm a big fan of that photo - wonderfully atmospheric.

Just needs an A40 Farina to complete it.

And no I am not having a dig. The styling is recognisable with the other two.



#104 Lee Nicolle

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Posted Yesterday, 22:59

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That is a very nice pic of the Jag, just do not put the tent up!

While never a Jag fan they were a pretty car but to me the silouhette of the models with the factory steel roof are the best



#105 ensign14

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Posted Yesterday, 23:04

Not sure that's a Jag - looks like an Eagle Speedster to me.



#106 Lee Nicolle

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Posted Yesterday, 23:05

On it's debut at Mosport Park in 1985 :)

 

4060726646_f6e752b152_b.jpgHans Heyer - Jaguar by Alan Raine, on Flickr

4060726806_3e5ef4abc1_z.jpg?zz=1Mike Thackwell - Jaguar by Alan Raine, on Flickr

4061456682_29ec95f607_z.jpg?zz=1Martin Brundle - Jaguar by Alan Raine, on Flickr

4060726866_6223185d14_z.jpg?zz=1Mike Thackwell - Jaguar by Alan Raine, on Flickr

Those Jags and many other of the period found the styling not of form. The spoiler on the front lengthening the radiator outlets is ugly, those wheel spats too made the cars ugly. The piece of cable strengthening the splitter was too a design fault fixed but not pretty.But were function over form


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#107 Bob Riebe

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Posted Today, 00:50

 those wheel spats too made the cars ugly.

ON any car EVER!

 

The Pininfarina cars and the square Ferrari show why some yeas of cars of the fifties from Detroit are so well liked.

The are not exotic but are very soothing to look at.

I think it was over at Mac's Garage some one quipped, in 1955 all Detroit had it right then they started screwing it up till wee had the hideous cars of 1959.


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#108 proviz

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Posted Today, 07:11

Not sure that's a Jag - looks like an Eagle Speedster to me.

 

Yes, sure enough that's what it is! Thought there was something funny about that photo, not quite right...



#109 charles r

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Posted Today, 08:08

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I always liked this.



#110 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted Today, 08:11

All of the choices that I have agreed with seem to be front engine cars painted red..seems I'll never grow up!. :)



#111 Glengavel

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Posted Today, 09:04

Yes, sure enough that's what it is! Thought there was something funny about that photo, not quite right...


Over-size wheels and tyres. Yes, the original sometimes looks a bit too narrow in the track, but I think the Eagle has gone too far in the opposite direction, and the lack of bumpers also doesn't look right, somehow. Anyway, I prefer the looks of the coupé to the convertible.

#112 Terry Walker

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Posted Today, 09:58

Yes-- coupe every time. Convertible looks a bit bum-high.If I was to buy an e=type it would have to be a covered-headlight early model coupe. Not enough brass, alas.



#113 GeoffR

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Posted Today, 11:01

A bit more modern than most images posted in this thread, but an iconic one for me, and yes, I do own one.

 

https://i.postimg.cc...jJ/2002-STi.jpg


Edited by GeoffR, Today, 11:03.