Iconic XKE Reborn as Eagle E-Type Speedster

Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2011 at 4:24 PM. Comments (1)

If we all list our five favorite sports cars, somewhere in everyone’s list is the Jaguar XKE. As a design, it was revolutionary, simple, clean and exquisite.

Eagle E-Type Speedster

Eagle E-Type Speedster

As a car, it had its flaws.

For some, the seats were thin and uncomfortable, the wipers worked perfectly on the right hand side, the British side, not so well on the left. The US lights sucked. The maintenance schedule for servicing the 28 greasing points was an onerous “every 1,000 miles”. Rust.

The list of little things goes on. In fairness, with time, Jaguar addressed most of the issues, but by then it wasn’t the same car.

Fast Forward to 2011 and a small company in Britain called Eagle E-Types has introduced a brand new Lightweight E-Type Speedster. Same iconic body style but with current state of the art parts throughout. Handmade and perhaps even more stunning, reportedly for an equally staggering 600,000 Euros.

Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type

Despite raves about the current offering, Jaguar has never mass produced a more desirable car than the XKE. They own the name and the design, they have the engineering and the parts, they have a dealer network to sell and service it.

Why don’t they build a new first series XKE?

What do you think? And what do you think it should cost?


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Comments (1)

  1. John Garverick:
    Apr 12, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    The E-Type Speedster is beautiful, coolest car I've ever seen. Jaguar should get together with those fokes and mass produce them and at the sametime lower the cost. If they get it anywhere near a years pay for me, I'll figure out a way to buy it.

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