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Made To Drive | S15 E13

Modified Jaguar E-Type Coupe: Gwendoline

Real car enthusiasts appreciate everything, but everyone has a type.
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simonwales@btinternet.com
simonwales@btinternet.com
2 years ago

Fantastic story and car Kenny. Also I have to admire your gulf racing leather jacket too, very smart. Amazing car anyway enjoy 😊

Jason Hill
Jason Hill
2 years ago

Great story. Wonderful car. How did you come up with the number ‘53’ for your car?

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay
2 years ago

Very cool, Kenny… as a jag owner ( ’54 XK120 and a Lynx DType) I have 2 suggestions… and I’m sure you’ve heard them both :
1) get that stereo/speakers outta there…
2) get that gorgeous thing on the track and vintage race it, ..
best- Kurt

RedGrey
RedGrey
2 years ago

Some say that the Enzo Ferrari quote regarding the E Type is a myth, others swear by it. Does anyone know for sure?

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay
2 years ago
Reply to  RedGrey

I heard him say it… I was there… 😉

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
2 years ago
Reply to  RedGrey

The Quote comes from a biographical book on Enzo Ferrari by an Italian journalist and Author Gino Rancati, based on his own recollections of conversations with Enzo Ferrari over many years. Rancati’s book came out in 1977 and the conversation was said to have taken place in 1964.

Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis was also quoted as saying that Enzo told him that when he was introduced to Ferrari at the Geneva show. The problem with this is Dewis did not speak Italian and Enzo did not speak English (at least not in public to people he didn’t know anyway) so if the quote was made at the time it was via translator so could have been mistranslated.

The short answer is it is certain possible Ferrari said it but there is no hard evidence only hearsay.

Victor Van Tress
Victor Van Tress
2 years ago

A friend of mine has one of these very similar to this one. Newer but engine and suspension done, Body is not. His plan is to “Outlaw” it as well. Now if it can only be extracted from Miami and put back on Mulholland.

Winelover
Winelover
2 years ago

Sorry, just cleaned my laptop and somehow that “543212” comment was sent….beautiful car shown in this video, I am currently restoring my 1971 E – type and hope to have her back on the road this summer.

Greg Thorne
Greg Thorne
2 years ago

Another inspiring story. Keeping the passion alive.

Scott Morse
Scott Morse
2 years ago

Great story…beautiful car…Live long and drive on

Winelover
Winelover
2 years ago

54321

Dennis White
Dennis White
2 years ago

What? Ken… not in the Scuderia? Ken is a very notable past president of FCA-SW and still very active doing great things for the club. He also has another beautiful touring E-Jag in his garage along with the Prancing Horses. Wonderful video!

warky1
warky1
2 years ago

Man. What a beautiful automobile! Enzo Ferrari was absolutely right!!!