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David Jenkins

posted on 10/11/19 at 01:58 PM Reply With Quote
Foose Design Jaguar E-Type Roadster

When I first read that Chip Foose was going to work on an E-type Jaguar I was a bit anxious... but, actually, I think it looks pretty good. I dread to think how much the wheels cost...

I think there will be a wide range of opinions!


[Edited on 10/11/19 by David Jenkins]





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Slimy38

posted on 10/11/19 at 02:48 PM Reply With Quote
They make a lot of fuss about the wheels.... and I think they're the worst part of it. I appreciate the engineering that must have gone into them to make them look like wire wheels, but for me they're just too big and too low profile on the tyres. If they had made them a few inches smaller they would have suited the car much better.
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steve m

posted on 10/11/19 at 03:05 PM Reply With Quote
Imho that is AWFULL,

how to devalue an e-type in one whole video





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David Jenkins

posted on 10/11/19 at 03:15 PM Reply With Quote
Hehe... I thought it would polarise opinion!





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theconrodkid

posted on 10/11/19 at 04:08 PM Reply With Quote
i like the grille, the rest looks too low and too long, them wheels are way too bling





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r1_pete

posted on 10/11/19 at 04:29 PM Reply With Quote
Not fussed about Es anymore, had 3 and been disappointed, each time thinking it will be better than the last one......

Hes definitely improved the look of that S3, some S1 hues, but after all it was federalisation that ruined the looks of the series 1, when the series 2 was released to meet their standards....

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perksy

posted on 10/11/19 at 05:30 PM Reply With Quote
Like the interior and the colour of the car

But the rest of it is too 'Americanised' for me, especially the front grill and wheels

Nowt wrong with the original version imho

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Sam_68

posted on 10/11/19 at 05:44 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
I dread to think how much the wheels cost...


Not nearly as much as they've wiped off the value of the car...

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UncleFista

posted on 10/11/19 at 05:56 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Sam_68

Not nearly as much as they've wiped off the value of the car...


You think it'll be worth less with the Foose name on it ?





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femster87

posted on 10/11/19 at 05:58 PM Reply With Quote
they can do anything they want with it. Its still a box of steel.
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MikeRJ

posted on 10/11/19 at 06:00 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UncleFista
quote:
Originally posted by Sam_68

Not nearly as much as they've wiped off the value of the car...


You think it'll be worth less with the Foose name on it ?


Compared to a concours original S1, I suspect it would.

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Angel Acevedo

posted on 10/11/19 at 06:24 PM Reply With Quote
I used to like BIG wheels, but not anymore.
I just think they make look a car cartoonish...





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Sam_68

posted on 10/11/19 at 06:37 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UncleFista
quote:
Originally posted by Sam_68
Not nearly as much as they've wiped off the value of the car...


You think it'll be worth less with the Foose name on it ?


I think it will be worth less with those wheels on it.


Edited to add: I see that they've also narrowed the suspension, both front and rear, which will mean that the geometry is less favourable than standard (and those ultra-low profile tyres will be much less tolerant of camber changes).

So not only have they made it look worse, they've also probably managed to make it handle worse.


[Edited on 10/11/19 by Sam_68]

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SJ

posted on 10/11/19 at 07:40 PM Reply With Quote
It's a bit carlos fandango imho.
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JC

posted on 11/11/19 at 07:25 AM Reply With Quote
I love so much of what they have done...but the overall effect doesnt quite work for me.

Loves: the front, the BONNET (not hood!), the rear, the interior, the screen rake (always looks too upright on later models)

Hates: The wheels - too big too wide. The proportions.....something in what he has done has made it look too long and low which ruins the balance of the design - I thought it was the aspect of the video at first but when he started talking about the sill modifications I saw it wasnt.... I think its the combination of the sills and moving the back of the cockpit forward...

I prefer the Eagle E type overall!

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J666AYP

posted on 11/11/19 at 02:23 PM Reply With Quote
Looks like James Bond has given up working for Mi5 and has started pimping.
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rdodger

posted on 11/11/19 at 04:15 PM Reply With Quote
I think it looks terrible!

If you want to reimagine an Etype go to Eagle.

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snapper

posted on 12/11/19 at 07:41 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rdodger
I think it looks terrible!

If you want to reimagine an Etype go to Eagle.


Good call, Eagle looks better.
I dont like the Foose grill and wheel treatment, like all Americans hes gone just that little bit to shouty





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nick205

posted on 12/11/19 at 04:41 PM Reply With Quote
Having been around E-Types all my life (my dad has a burning passion and has restored several) I know them inside out. The Foose interpreation doesn't do anything for me I'm afraid and I dislike the wheels on it rather a lot. The wheels are simply too large with tyres too low profile.

Personall I find the Eagle interpretation more pleasing - pricey to acquire one though!

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