For me, this was the highlight of the event. The guys caring for the car in the paddock said it was an original, just brought over from Europe in the last month or so. I’ve always wanted to see one of these cars, and have a 1/43 kit as well as good intentions to one day convert the 1/25 Monogram kit to this car.
Now, there does seem to be some things that make me wonder if it’s truly an original low-drag coupe vs. an ‘original’ E-type. There’s no cut-outs for driving lights in the front, and many of the photos I’ve seen of these coupes include those lights. The interior looks really stock, but that may very well be period to the car. There were only 20-odd lightweight E-type built by the factory, and I thought that there was only one low-drag coupe, but I may be mistaken. Even if it does turn out to be a recreation, it’s a beautiful car. The E-type starts off nice, and the streamlining just turns it into a real knock-out. My only regret here is I was never able to get any photos of the car undressed, because aside from the bodywork, the Jaguar straight-six is one of the world’s prettiest engines. In my opinion, of course.