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At $390k I lost any interest. This seems like a retrofit, albeit done at the factory. You can also buy 1970 VW Beetle EVs.
 

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At $390k I lost any interest. This seems like a retrofit, albeit done at the factory. You can also buy 1970 VW Beetle EVs.
This is indeed a one off retrofit done for a special customer.
Unlikely to become available to any regular mortal :)
 

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This is indeed a one off retrofit done for a special customer.
Unlikely to become available to any regular mortal :)
Can't argue with the styling though, it is a classic after all.
 

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Nope not me. I want the real deal: convertible, v-12 (for exhaust note) and 4sp manual. Some things are better left alone.
 

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If I'm going 60's style, I'm going this way:



I never got used to the upright windshield of the XKE.
 

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If I'm going 60's style, I'm going this way:



I never got used to the upright windshield of the XKE.
If we are going to relive our 60's then I guess I have to go back to my first love...:)

Except mine, had a rollbar behind driver's seat...:)
 

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That's ridiculous. As the article notes, "it's a vehicle that couldn't be made new today".
Cars are much better today than they were last century.
 

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If we are going to relive our 60's then I guess I have to go back to my first love...:)

Except mine, had a rollbar behind driver's seat...:)
Damn you're old! I was 7 when that Vette was new. Though I may have been deceived by the hood scoop/stinger. I see a split window back there. In that case I was probably 3.

I'm thinking Sunbeam, but that may also be wrong.
 

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At $390k I lost any interest. This seems like a retrofit, albeit done at the factory. You can also buy 1970 VW Beetle EVs.
As they say, if you need to ask, you can't afford it. $390K is for the E-type Reborn - a 'continuation' new production car. No price was given for an example of the Zero.

What I thought most interesting was that this powertrain could be swapped back out for the original. So maybe we could get one of those lovely XJ sedans as an EV.

I just hope the drivetrain is not by Lucas.
 

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Damn you're old! I was 7 when that Vette was new. Though I may have been deceived by the hood scoop/stinger. I see a split window back there. In that case I was probably 3.

I'm thinking Sunbeam, but that may also be wrong.
Austin-Healey Sprite, 'Frog-eye'. Never had one of my own, always wanted one.
 

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Damn you're old! I was 7 when that Vette was new. Though I may have been deceived by the hood scoop/stinger. I see a split window back there. In that case I was probably 3.

I'm thinking Sunbeam, but that may also be wrong.
As was previously mentioned...that was a BugEye Sprite...I had a chance to rebuild it in my Dad's unheated garage over Christmas break from college...

Yes, the Split-Window Vette was a 1963...when I was in high school there were 2 brand new ones in the student parking...went to a rather high income high school...:)

The Sunbeam Tiger was the vehicle of Maxwell Smart...:)
 

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As was previously mentioned...that was a BugEye Sprite...I had a chance to rebuild it in my Dad's unheated garage over Christmas break from college...

Yes, the Split-Window Vette was a 1963...when I was in high school there were 2 brand new ones in the student parking...went to a rather high income high school...:)

The Sunbeam Tiger was the vehicle of Maxwell Smart...:)

 

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The last two were during budget cuts in the show...:)


The Karmann Ghia was used only in the opening shots of seasons three and four as a promo for Volkswagen....(Guess who was advertising on Get Smart for those seasons...:) )

The 1969 Opel GT was used only in season five for the opening credits and driven in a few episodes....The Opel is yet another product of crass consumerism as it was featured as a part of advertising for the show.
(And for a piece of trivia...This particular Opel was resurrected as junker in the movie Stripes.)

The Sunbeam Tiger was used in the opening shots of seasons one and two.

Yet, another piece of Trivia...A Sunbeam Alpine was actually used in lieu of the Tiger in various episodes. A 4-cylinder, the Alpine was re-badged and striped to look like a Tiger because there was more room to stow the cannon....:)
 

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This was my first car - 1961 TR-3 that I bought in England and shipped back to the US.

BTW, Enzo once said that the 1961 E-Type was the most beautiful car ever built. It took Jaguar fifty years to build the next in the series, the F-Type. I traded my BMW Z4 M Sport for this one two weeks ago.
 

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I never could understand the huge fender gaps in the Jag E-type. They make it look like the car is running on 4 temporary spare tires.
 
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