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An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. #529920
25/08/18 07:06 PM
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Please forgive me Reg hide the devil himself forced me to post it..

So Classic Car fans, what are your thoughts on the news that Jaguar are going to put the new electric E-type into production and it will be available in 2020.
An icon reborn?










I guess it was one of these at that ASBO wedding earlier in the year in Windsor goodnight



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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529927
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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529928
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Will it be street legal, though?


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: Alistair] #529929
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Originally Posted By Alistair
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Too damn right thumbs


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: Hamwich] #529930
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
Will it be street legal, though?


I can't imagine it getting flying colours in the NCAP tests but who knows.


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529932
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Limited appeal I suspect.


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529933
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It's going to be very interesting where they position this in the market - will they be rubbing shoulders with the Kalashnikov I wonder stirpot.

I'll bet a load of them go stateside if they get them road legal.


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529940
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Jaguar are getting around the new car rules by using old cars and restoring them and at the same time converting to electric. As was the blue wedding car which a lot of us saw at the revival.


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: Shooter] #529943
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Thanks for that I hadn't realised, I missed it at Revival. This must be upsetting a lot of folk that the straight sixes are being removed I would have thought.

I can see a lot of these on the boulevards in California though.


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529944
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The original E type bodywork generated lift at speed, which explains why quite a number were written off fairly early on.

Iconic, well the shape may be, but it needs that 6 cylnder XK engine.

Practical? well perhaps as much as a Morgan.

Sensible, well not in my opinion.


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529950
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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529959
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Interesting that Jaguar/Landrover have just announced the creation of a "rebuild facility" in Savannah Georgia to provide "services" to the north american market. Maybe theres electric XKE's and Series 1's in our future!!!


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529961
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So presumably the new James Bond Astons use a new shell etc. as they can’t be used on the road?
I wouldn’t want an electric E type anyway, as with the M3W the joy is in the noise, engine, vibrations etc.!

Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529970
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It begs the question though on what they will do with all those straight sixes & gearboxes.


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: Shooter] #529974
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Originally Posted By Shooter
Jaguar are getting around the new car rules by using old cars and restoring them and at the same time converting to electric. As was the blue wedding car which a lot of us saw at the revival.

Whats to stop MCC buying up trads and electrifying their performance rather than the power plant.
stirpot


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529976
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As painfully as it is to look at the picture of my one time dream, if this is what it is coming to then rather than have nothing, I guess I would go electric and perhaps put a few fag packets in the spokes like we used to when we were kids.


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529979
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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #529986
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No mention of range. 2 miles flat out?


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: rainbowj] #529989
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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #530007
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Mixed thoughts here.
A true classic icon spoiled.
Or...
An inevitable change to meet today’s trends.
Or
I can so I will. Makes me look eco-cool with style.

A couple of years ago I was washing the Mog on the drive. A car stopped and the driver shouted over...
Nice car.
All electric, converted.
I was confused but as he pulled away just a whining sound. He had converted from ice to battery. The car? Renault 4! No other details and not seen it since.


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Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: +8Rich] #530012
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Given that they'll cost in excess of £400k I doubt they'll be anything more than a niche product.

Re: An Icon reborn or a milk float.?. [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #530050
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
eek You don't actually want to drive it anywhere John? grin2


I was just trying to be provocative (who me?). Seriously though what would be thd range when driven hard.


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