Friday, November 14, 2014

10k: Break The Internet: 1967 Jaguar E-Type Custom

Ever see a person on the street covered head-to-toe with ink and wonder how it all started?  Just one little tattoo to mark a right of passage or something they did while drunk.  A few more tattoos later and suddenly that arm won't look good unless the entire thing is a full sleeve tat and then you may as well finish those angel wings on your back....  This, too, is how car customization happens.  It starts with something harmless like a pine tree air freshener and soon enough your Jaguar E-Type  is powered by a big block Ford NASCAR engine and has a more customized rear than Kim Kardashian.  Like this 1967 Jaguar E-Type Custom currently bidding here on eBay for $13,600 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go.  Tip from Ignacio.

The Jaguar E-type (aka XK-E) is one of the most undeniably gorgeous cars on the planet and the Series 1 generation (1961-1968) is the quintessential British 60s super car.  In opening episode of the 2011 (and 17th) season of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson calls it the most beautiful car ever built. 


And then there is this.  This is the result of a few too many trips to the tattoo parlor next to the liquor store.  This is the result of car customizing that has gone a bridge too far.


I'm all for sticking big block Ford 429 cubic inch BOSS engines into the front of everything, because the 600 horsepower is going to be fun...but the hood that sits atop the engine bay like some kind of gigantic alien sun visor will take a special buyer to really appreciate it.  The wheels and sewer pipe sized side pipes don't help with the class factor either...


The interior isn't that bad, but uses customization techniques, straight from the 80s, every surface covered in some kind of upholstery a steering wheel straight out of Battlestar Galactica. 


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20 comments:

  1. Fleetwood T. BroughamNovember 14, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Showing up to a cars and coffee in this would be the equivalent of wearing a Nickelback t-shirt to a singers and songwriters night at a local listening room----yeah, it's loosely associated with the topic at hand, but everyone will think you're a tool.

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  2. It's made the rounds of local car shows (SF Bay Area) and I have to say, other than a crack in the windshield, it's really well done-- IF you can handle the obvious.

    And again, Boss Nine!

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  3. It's like someone had an E-type, and thought, you know, I really wish I had a Dodge Viper. And then, rather than selling the E-type and buying a Viper, he just got out the blowtorch and made it so.

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    1. No The people that made the Viper saw this car and copied it and made the Viper They stole his idea. Its the truth . This car was like the mans wife. He loved this car. This car is priceless .

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  4. I'm going to hope they started with a trashed and rusty E-type. I'll sleep better that way.

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  5. If Barris did this in the 60's then it would have been wild. Doing this in the 80's means someone should have laid off the coke. Oh, and I thought Kim's bolt-ons are in the front. Make mine a bedonkadonk!

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    1. TO: 2manyHeadDents that quoted K. Kardashian...Now on my "Big ASS Fenders" It only took a day to make, "Nothing to it!!!" And to you Sir, We need more jealous people like you in this world, and now on my last dying days of my Life that I'm writing to you SIR I can say too what Paul Anka wrote: "I DID IT MY WAY!!!"

      Signed,

      Luciano "BONDO LOUIE" Sarra

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  6. I've also seen this at many car shows, and like Anonymous (if that's really his/her name) says above, it seems to be very well executed... almost like one of those projects done at Moal's shop or a similar place. It's too bad you can't clearly see the Jaguar leaper ripping through the hood metal. That said, it either belongs in an 80s rock video or some kind of futuristic dystopian comic where the baddies got their hands on the last remaining E-type.

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  7. Guys...guys.normally I agree with your take on almost any car.......i'm jess a DT groupie.

    But leaving aside the sublime nature of the original design, for what this is, it's more like a Michelangelo drawn tatoo than the common hillbilly pair of dice over the bolt on rear end of the inmates former byatch............

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  8. The E-Bay photos don't really give me a sense of how that front end looks. I did a search, and here is the best photo I could find . I think I like the back better.

    At the current bid, you are just paying for the Boss 429 engine. The car is free. Of course reserve is not yet met....

    Oh, and regarding Kim K, like this car I imagine work has been done on both ends.

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  9. good call keeping it real with a non-customized license plate - fly right under the radar

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  10. I love it. Never saw an E Type hot rodded.

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  11. "Also the eyes on the jaguar emblem light up." Enough said!

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  12. I too have seen this car in person and it really takes your breath away... mostly because your throat gets filled with a sudden wave of vomit.

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  13. Î like the engine the rest is..............sorry I just threw up in my mouth a little.
    Seems to be a common reaction. Outdated styling sort of Munster mobile looking.
    I had a near perfect E hard to improve on the looks of the original.

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  14. It looks like a viper that needs to shed and defecate or die.

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  15. I want this pretty badly. Not badly enough to bid, but if we get a little crowdfunding going on, I could certainly help put this out of its misery. I'd remove the body completely and drop a mustang body on it. Or maybe a Mopar A body or something. Or maybe put the engine in my MGB. Actually, that last one sounds like the least work.

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  16. TO: MR. ANONYMOUS that quoted K. Kardashian...
    Now on my "Big ASS Females" It only took a day to make, "Nothing to it!!!"
    And to you Sir, We need more jealous people like you in this world, and now on my last dying days of my Life that I'm writing to you SIR I can say too what Paul Anka wrote: "I DID IT MY WAY!!!"

    Signed,

    Luciano "BONDO LOUIE" Sarra

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  17. TO: 2manyHeadDents that quoted K. Kardashian...Now on my "Big ASS Fenders" It only took a day to make, "Nothing to it!!!" And to you Sir, We need more jealous people like you in this world, and now on my last dying days of my Life that I'm writing to you SIR I can say too what Paul Anka wrote: "I DID IT MY WAY!!!"


    Signed,

    Luciano "BONDO LOUIE" Sarra

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