Our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Convertible.
Seats 2. Manual Gearbox. Manual roof.
- Hi Keith, we had a wonderful day with Penelope. Thanks again. I was very impressed with how she handled the 35degree weather the day we took her out. Now I just need to figure out how to get one of my own 🙂 Dylan.
- We had a great day with Penelope. She behaved impeccably. The weather was perfect, and even though it was a hot day she showed no sign of overheating. We have a fantastic trip through the Royal National Park and over the Sea Cliff bridge. We will definitely be back for more. Richard
- I can only say the day with Penelope was fantastic. John really enjoyed driving the car. As an experience, we are still talking about it and the photos are being shown around. I think we have stirred peoples interest in the concept. So maybe we can get you a few referrals in the future. Cheers Jane.
- We loved Penelope!!! Wish we could own her in fact. One of the greatest things about driving such a car is that you’re actually driving! Needing to check dials, listen to her and understand her ‘preferences’ as it were, made the day all that more special. Thanks again for loving such a wonderful old car! And allowing us to spend the day with her!! Richard
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Whether taking “Penelope” away for a weekend or just using her as the most stylish wedding car, I can guarantee that when you slide your rear down the back of “Penelope’s” driver’s seat, stretch your legs down that long, long tunnel to feel the perfectly positioned pedals, wrap your fingers around the wood rimmed steering wheel and stare down that long, long, long bonnet you will have a smile on your face even before you fire up the motor.
Since it was unveiled at the Geneva auto show in March 1961, the Jaguar E-Type has regularly topped lists of the most beautiful cars ever made. Enzo Ferrari agreed, as did the Museum of Modern Art in New York who placed a stunning opalescent blue model on permanent display in 1996.
It was not just a beautiful piece of art. It was also a masterful piece of engineering at least a decade ahead of its time for an (relatively) affordable sports car. Its straight six, twin overhead camshaft, triple carburetted engine was developed from their Le Mans winning C and D-Types from the fifties. Its double wishbone front suspension and fully independent rear suspension with inboard disc brakes was racing car technology in a comfortable, sports car and long distance tourer.
“Penelope” is made even more perfect with the recent addition of a Toyota Supra 5 Speed manual gearbox. The 4.2 litre motor, the longer wheelbase and the superb gearbox makes “Penelope” simply the ultimate sixties sports car. Incredibly powerful, great roadholding and a ‘snick-snick’ gearbox. Your only problem will be getting out of the driver’s seat at the end of the day. Though if using “Penelope” as a wedding car, hopefully not such a problem!
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