My earlier posts on vintage British sports cars generated quite a bit of discussion (here and here). So I thought I’d bring the post topic up to date somewhat, to review what’s been happening recently.
First a little history. This, of course, is the E-Type we all know and love (from 1966):
Next, the Jaguar XK, which was discontinued in 2015:
Personally, I think this was the most beautiful Jag made since the X220. Then, in a fit of
stupidity idiocy foolishness mental retardation lunacy brilliance, Jaguar replaced the above with the “F-Type”:
Personally, I fucking hate the F-Type: it’s ugly, brutish and classless, with all the modern doodads which supposedly appeal to the sports car buyer of today: massive front grille, show-off brake calipers and totally superfluous air scoops with black accents.
So we went from sleek and sexy to fugly in 50 years. I think they call that “progress”. No prizes for guessing what I think it is.