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Am I thhe only one noticing they took the WRONG car to make this? Which is why it diesn’t look as suave as the original did.
Looks like he used a 2+2 with the taller windshield which is why it is no where near as low slung as using a roadster. Probably didn’t want to shell out the money for a roadster, and 2+2 are the cheapest way into the E Type market. That’s my guess.
A horrific abomination built by a rich hillbilly. This is the first Petrolicious video that (like the car) should never have been.
Sir William must be turning in his grave …
I wonder if the owner/builder knows that there are coffin shaped instrument cases being made. That would be the icing on the cake!
Tasteless , ludicrous and absurd bringing to mind the age ole adage ;
” Just because you can doesn’t mean you should “
Maybe the idea was just to annoy folks like you and put a smile on the face of guys like me…….mission accomplished.
Nice work, but has anyone asked the obvious question… have you (or will you) use the car for a funeral?
I dont think a coffin fits in there … even if you put it using the space for the right seat.
Nice music for this shooting brake Jag
I like custom cars, but do draw the line at customizing popular collectibles most of the time… unless it’s bringing a carcass that would cost more than it’s worth to restore back to life. Like a 30’s Packard street rod I saw and cringed until I heard “the rest of the story”… or an XKE. That said, the workmanship on this is excellent, and the design does complement the original lines. As someone said, could have been made at the Jag plant! I suppose it could actually be used for cremations…. or children, but an old car nut would love… Read more »
Trust me if anyone at the Jaguar factory had so much as suggested building a travesty such as this that individual would of found him or herself committed to Bedlam faster than you can say Bob’s yer uncle . And from all the press back in the day referring to the original movie car .. well … appalled is being too kind when it came to the reactions from Jaguar As for the craftsmanship ? I’ve seen more detailed photos and errr …. meh .. its .. ok . The design integration ? A disparate mish mash of parts says… Read more »
AT first I was WTF…… Now I am smitten. FAntastic car. Actually looks like something Jaguar could have produced. Guess its time to revisit Harold and Maude.
Good fun. Love this quirky film. Drone shots, locale and music are perfect.
Bravo to Ken. Absolutely brilliant. I’m sure Harold would approve.
In regards to the “Japanese Car” used….I’m going to say Datsun 510 wagon 68-72. The vents in the tailgate are from that or 240Z for sure. Now…..do I win a prize ??
tail lights look like 510 wagon, turned sideways
Yes David , they ARE 510 wagon tail lights which confirms my earlier observation. Gee…I’m not sure which car would be the greater loss….the Jag or the 510. Actually, I think this custom is the coolest I’ve ever seen and the loss of both cars was well worth it 🙂
Brilliant! Simply brilliant!!
The subtle irony of using a symbol of death to resurrect a dead E-type. Also the release date of this film was well played guys.
This guy literally has his chariot to the afterlife!
Before Ken even mentioned a “Japanese car” that was used for the roofline, I thought it looked too similar to a Mazda 1500/1800 wagon to be pure coincidence. I wonder how close I am…
this was so much fun to watch, and love the dry humor of the owner.
“I’m not going to tell you, it cost me thousands of dollars”. Just priceless!!
My, oh my! The opening scenes (starting with the fly ) , could be used in any Tarantino movie! The car, itself, is a star in its own right!
What a great short story! I guess, boys will always be boys! It’s just the size of the toys that change!
Bud and Ruth were fabulous in this iconic movie. My memory is that this is more angular than the original car, but I applaud anyone who has this much whimsy and backs it up, too. Since we Boomers are no longer the largest population subgroup, most who see this wonder “what the hell”? No matter. This Emperor gives the upward thumb.
This really made my day. I was giggling the whole time I watched the video. I’m sure there were some purists out there who were horrified but maybe there are enough perfect Jaguars to allow for this. Thanks for the good feelings.
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