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Scouse

So. Much. Want

The Eagle Speedster now comes with weather gear.


http://www.topgear.com/car-news/b...nd-new-spyder-gt-and-its-gorgeous
Frank Bullitt

I'm gonna puke
Blarno

Why does that picture look like a really bad Photoshop?
Nice Guy Eddie

Are they P6000 ditch finders?

Give me a pukka Series 1 4.2 over that please. I like it but doubt I'd ever be able to use one in the UK.
Twelfth Monkey

Not for me, either.
JohnC

I think they are wonderful and on a Euro millions win I might be heading down to Eagle for a chat.

What's not to like? Original looks and modern mechanicals sound good to me.
Humphrey The Pug

No thanks, not a particular fan of the E-Type anyway.
Andy C

Love it - especially from this angle

simonp

Preferred the tin top they did. Convertibles don't appeal to me, probably because I don't have any hair for the wind to ruffle!
Frank Bullitt

JohnC wrote:


What's not to like? Original looks and modern mechanicals sound good to me.


Not a fan of the E-Type at all so the looks are lost on me!
Martin

Frank Bullitt wrote:
JohnC wrote:


What's not to like? Original looks and modern mechanicals sound good to me.


Not a fan of the E-Type at all so the looks are lost on me!


+1 My lottery win would be spent elsewhere, on something modern with modern mechanicals.
BeN

Martin wrote:
Frank Bullitt wrote:
JohnC wrote:


What's not to like? Original looks and modern mechanicals sound good to me.


Not a fan of the E-Type at all so the looks are lost on me!


+1 My lottery win would be spent elsewhere, on something modern with modern mechanicals.


+1 more.
JohnC

Andy C wrote:
Love it - especially from this angle



I love that look too.

.....and after a Euro Millions win I would have a few cars in my nice new massive garage.

An Eagle would just be a summer's day in the country kind of car.
Blarno

Not an E Type fan either.
Grampa

I am an e-type fan, but this just looks wrong.  Make an exact replica or something that gives a nod to the design not a 90% copy that just looks like a badly drawn version of the original.
Michael

That's what the E-type should have looked like. Very nice.
Roadrunner

I like it, but would have an original in preference.
Nelson

most over-rated car in history...just my opinion. E-type never has floated my boat and this doesn't excite my juices either
PhilD

Nelson wrote:
most over-rated car in history...just my opinion.


Why is it over-rated?
Nelson

PhilD wrote:
Nelson wrote:
most over-rated car in history...just my opinion.


Why is it over-rated?


I just don't get why it is celebrated so extensively and people drool over them and make special films celebrating the design which is said to be the most beautiful car ever built.

It's a glorious looking car, certainly the mk1 is but it was ruined later in its life by poor details but i just don't think it's as beautiful as people make out. Certainly when it was first on sale it was groundbreaking against what else was on sale but viewed dead straight on I think it looks wrong...i don't like how it looks narrow with the bodywork curving in to the wheels.

I wouldn't be able to say what is the most beautiful car ever but to say this is is over the top and i don't think it's as beautiful as made out by sicafantic (sp) droolers who get a hard on just seeing it.

I also think there is a lot of "you have to like it else you'll be cast aside" mentality, there's a lot of 'well everyone else likes it so should i'...well, i like it but not to any extent that it should be celebrated like people do
Chris M Wanted a V-10

It was OK at the time, but the world has moved on
Roadrunner

Nelson wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Nelson wrote:
most over-rated car in history...just my opinion.


Why is it over-rated?


I just don't get why it is celebrated so extensively and people drool over them and make special films celebrating the design which is said to be the most beautiful car ever built.

It's a glorious looking car, certainly the mk1 is but it was ruined later in its life by poor details but i just don't think it's as beautiful as people make out. Certainly when it was first on sale it was groundbreaking against what else was on sale but viewed dead straight on I think it looks wrong...i don't like how it looks narrow with the bodywork curving in to the wheels.

I wouldn't be able to say what is the most beautiful car ever but to say this is is over the top and i don't think it's as beautiful as made out by sicafantic (sp) droolers who get a hard on just seeing it.

I also think there is a lot of "you have to like it else you'll be cast aside" mentality, there's a lot of 'well everyone else likes it so should i'...well, i like it but not to any extent that it should be celebrated like people do


What you have to remember that the average man in the street was bumbling around in a Ford Prefect or Austin A35 at the time. The E-Type was almost space age in comparsion, both in looks and its 150 MPH performance. Times have moved on but, viewed aginast its contemporaries, the E-Type was from another world.
TreVoR

Not a massive fan of that TBH.  I love the E-Type and the regular Eagle versions are fine.  Mine would be a late Series 1 roadster.
Giant

Lovely. I prefer the light weight coupe or whatever it was called but this is still achingly nice.

The best complement I can give these eagle models is that when I see (an image of) one, I just see an E-type, it's only when I look really closely, or better compare it against a standard e-type that all the improvements (which they nearly all are) become clear.
PG

"So. Much. Want" That just about sum sit up.

That is utterly gorgeous and that rear 3/4 angle is to die for.

All they need to do now is a regular Eagle coupe and the word will be complete.
PhilD

Nelson wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Nelson wrote:
most over-rated car in history...just my opinion.


Why is it over-rated?


I just don't get why it is celebrated so extensively and people drool over them...

... It's a glorious looking car....

...certainly when it was first on sale it was groundbreaking against what else was on sale...


Make your mind up  
Big Blue

When the E-type came out it was pretty stunning and used an engine directly associated with the ones that were winning at Le Mans. Its style and design were like nothing about at the time and its pricing bought this kind of thing closer to the reach of the man in the street. It deserves its place in the history books as one of the most desirable cars ever produced. In reality the current VW Golf would annihilate it in all respects so recreating one for the modern era smacks of folly on a grand scale to me.

If they rebuild Parliament does anybody here think they would recreate the pseudo-gothic monstrosity that sits on the banks of the Thames, designed by the same man that designed the Royal Opera House? No - and that's why this recreated E-Type is bollocks.

(I really like it, by the way and if I won the lottery would likely buy one even if I only kept it for one summer)
Bob Sacamano

Can something so groundbraking, so beautiful, with such performance, at such a relatively modest price really be overrated??

A car that Enzo Ferrari called the most beautiful car ever made?

When it came out it cost from 1800 new and was half the price of an Aston and a third of the price of a Ferrari? That's 28k in today's money.

Fuck me we've just had people drooling over a 40k Renault.
PG

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Can something so groundbraking, so beautiful, with such performance, at such a relatively modest price really be overrated??

A car that Enzo Ferrari called the most beautiful car ever made?

When it came out it cost from 1800 new and was half the price of an Aston and a third of the price of a Ferrari? That's 28k in today's money.

Fuck me we've just had people drooling over a 40k Renault.


+1
simonp

They've built some shite since, mind!
Twelfth Monkey

Just a pity they had to tell a pork pie about the top speed!
simonp

One of them did it. Probably downhill with a tailwind, but it did it!
Frank Bullitt

simonp wrote:
One of them did it. Probably downhill with a tailwind, but it did it!


I think they changed the final drive on the one that hit 150.

Still not keen
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
It was OK at the time, but the world has moved on

I'd rather have this.... 2-tone finish is available in France .....

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