In recent years I have discovered a great love for classic cars, from monumental old Rolls Royces, to the quintessential Mercedes of their golden era.
Growing up, my parents had a profound love of British cars. As far back as I can remember they always owned a Range Rover. As a result, I have a special place in my heart for British car manufacturers and it saddens me a little that few British automotive brands remain British owned.
Unsurprisingly, I was more than a little excited last night when, whilst cooking supper with a glass of red wine in hand, and flicking through The Gentleman’s Journal online, I came across the most wonderfully exciting news confirming that Jaguar are to release a special edition of their legendary E-Type, to mark 60 glorious years.
Jaguar Classic unveiled a special E-Type collection to be sold in pairs, consisting of an E-Type 60 Edition Coupè and a Roadster. Jaguar say both will feature an array of unique enhancements that provide improved usability for the road today.
Reading this stirring news left me feeling very cheery! In my opinion, cars seem to have morphed into one shape. I can’t tell the difference between a BMW or an Audi now. The overly aggressive design, vulgar grill, rounded and sloping lines and overuse of cheap plastic renders them entirely characterless.