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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