ArthurDent HalfDork
Nov. 13, 2012 1:49 p.m.

Now here is something interesting - a fiberglass kit car made to resemble a Jaguar E-Type. Is has all Volvo running bits - 240 series bits I believe. The engine and gearbox was missing from this example. The doors and trunk lid were also missing. The frame was rather beefy and a bit crude but the body was done quite nicely. I'd never heard of an E-Type replica. A few web searches show some Jaguar XJ based ones but they look rather nicer than this one probably every was.

Jaguar E-Type Kit Car

The blocky Volvo wheel doesn't really fit ...

Jaguar E-Type Kit Car interior

Jaguar E-Type Kit Car rear 1

A live rear axle!

Jaguar E-Type Kit Car rear axle

I believe the tires were all spare tires from the Volvo 240 series.

Jaguar E-Type Kit Car rear

Anyone have any information on it? It looks like to me it was once on the road but got rather neglected.

DukeOfUndersteer UltimaDork
Nov. 13, 2012 1:51 p.m.

Looks like it would be cool with the 850 turbo placed longitudinal with a 5 speed.

cutter67 Reader
Nov. 13, 2012 2:19 p.m.

there are a few kits based on the E type a rx7 like this one would be pretty cool

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2007/08/jaguar-e-type-convertible-replica-based.html

Adrian_Thompson SuperDork
Nov. 13, 2012 2:29 p.m.

A Volvo based Jag 'replica'. So where in the pantheon of GRM awesome does that rate vis-à-vis the Merc diesel engined Miata?

ArthurDent HalfDork
Nov. 13, 2012 2:31 p.m.

This one seems to be a replica of a series 2 instead of the other which are series 1 replicas.

jmc14 New Reader
Nov. 13, 2012 4:02 p.m.

There were a couple of companies in England making replica kits for the E type. I think one was called the Wild Cat. I believe it was distributed in the US for awhile. The other name escapes me.

ReverendDexter UltraDork
Nov. 13, 2012 4:19 p.m.

I probably have to turn in my GRM card, but that does nothing for me.

GameboyRMH PowerDork
Nov. 13, 2012 4:32 p.m.

The red color on that thing stands out so much it looks photoshopped.

ArthurDent HalfDork
Nov. 13, 2012 8:32 p.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH: It was a gross snowy and very foggy day.

fasted58 UberDork
Nov. 13, 2012 8:38 p.m.

In reply to ArthurDent:

so, did you 'rescue' it?

ArthurDent HalfDork
Nov. 13, 2012 8:40 p.m.

I didn't. I already have a Honda S600 roadster in roughly the same (or maybe worse) shape. I did try to buy a '66 Vauxhall Victor but the rear wheels were locked solid.

turboswede PowerDork
Nov. 13, 2012 8:43 p.m.

So would that be a reliable E-type?

Vigo SuperDork
Nov. 13, 2012 10:00 p.m.

IF that car were mostly complete and not a basket case, i would like it.

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