E Type Jaguar vs Corvette Stgingray
Just in case you haven't had enough of British cars, we're gonna keep it
goin...but this time we're comparing the E-type Jaguars with the America's
flagship sports car, the Corvette Stingray...Let's take a look.
The E-type Jaguar originally came with a 3.8 liter, 3-carborator version of
the world renowned XK engine, delivering two hundred and sixty-five brake
achieving a top speed of a hundred and fifty miles an hour. It was the
first Jaguar sports car with independent rear suspension -- together with
inboard disk brakes. The sleek, elegant body was a refinement of the
Malcolm Sayer design D-type shape.
Early models can be identified by welded-up hood-lubers and flat-floor
interiors, which provided less space but more cache. The 3.8-liter engine
model had to make due with the rather slow-moving moss gearbox. But when
the 4.2 model arrived, an all- synchromesh box was added, as were
improvements to the breaks with more trust-worthy power assistance.
The cooling system was also upgraded but the tradeoff was that the 4.2
version engine was not as free revving as the 3.8 model. The interior of
the 4.2 got reclining seats to replace the thinly covered but comfortable
buckets and the trunk-lid had 4.2 added to the jewelry to make it more
As the E type evolved from the Series One to the Series Two in the late
60s, it gained some features and lost others. First to go were the
distinctive but inefficient headlight covers and the lights themselves were
moved forward. The center nuts for the wire wheels lost their spinners for
A series two E type is also identifiable from behind -- the thin delicate
rear lights of the earlier versions gave way to the larger lights placed
under the full-width bumper. The Exhaust pipes were also spread further apart.
Under the hood, the series two underwent further changes. Gone were the
polished alloy cam covers and twin Stromberg carbs.
The interior was equipped with rocker switches instead of the previous
toggle switches, once again in the interest of safety. But what was lost in
cosmetics for the series two was gained in drivability. The notorious
cooling problems of the early E types were now well on the way to being
solved. And the brakes were much improved. But whether a series one or a
series two, the 6-cylinder Jaguar XKE represents one of the all-time highs
in automotive design and performance.
Two years after Jaguars landmark achievement, the Chevrolet division of
General Motors delivered a classic of its own -- the all-new Corvette
Stingray. Though perhaps not as sophisticated a design as the Jaguar, it
had three hundred and twenty-seven cubic inches and available fuel
By 1967, the Vette could be had with a mean motor, to give it a
straight-line performance edge over almost anything else on the road. So
which was the better car...you decide.
But one thing is for sure; both the Jaguar XKE and the Corvette Stingray
answer the question...what is a sports car.
E-Type Jaguar How to "Spot Repair"
In this video I will take you through the steps of How to do a Spot Repair
on this E-Type Jaguar Painted in Pale Primrose Paint Code 251 using Standox
Solvent Basecoat and Crystal Clear Pro HS, using a DeVilbiss GTI Pro with a
HVLP Air Cap for Base and Pro Lite with a TE20 Air Cap for Clear.
I will take you right through the job from Applying Filler and Priming the
Scratch to Colour Matching, Prep Work, Masking, and Paint Application, I
will also show the Methods used for Cut & Polishing and leaving no trace of
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1970 Corvette #27 Wins at Limerock Vintage Races Sept 3-6, 2010
The 25th Annual Limerock CT Vintage Races with 320 entries in 10 Groups.
This video follows a 1970 Corvette convertible 355 ci piloted by Mark
Ferrara. There were 5 sessions of 10-12 laps. A practice session, then 3
races. In the first race Mark goes from 17th to finish 7th. The next race
he starts 9th and finishes 3rd. The last race he starts 3rd and then get
the lead before the first lap is over & continues to lead to the checkered
flag. In the last race a Donovan Jag #61 goes from last place to 3rd or
2nd. Congratulations to all. DocRebuild.com at work. This sound track is
from this Groups racers on this track.
Jaguar E-Type lowdrag - Oldtimer Grand-Prix 2010 Nürburgring
Qualifikation zum Rennen "Masters GT bis 1965". Impressionen aus der
Boxengassen vom Motorenstart, kurze Aufnahme von der Strecke und zwei
Runden Inboard im Qualifying mit Oliver Mathai. Es gab kein Rennen aufgrund
des schlechten Wetters am Sonntag
Jaguar E-Type Restoration - 2 1/2 years in 8 minutes
Restoration video of a Series II Jaguar E-Type. The restoration took two
and a half years, thousands of hours of labor, and much, much more $$. The
Jag was last licensed in 1983 and spent the last 15 years outside with a
deteriorated car cover. This was a nut and bolt restoration. Everything
was rebuilt or replaced. Every motor, caliper, assembly, etc. was
dissassembled and rebuilt.
Limerock Vintage Corvette 2nd Practice Session
Sept 4, 2009 Seven Corvettes practice at the Limerock, CT 27th Annual
Vintage Festival. Two 1965, two 1967, two 1969 and one 1970 fo battle with
McLaren, Lotus, Jaguar, Ferrari, Paw-sha, Ford GT40, Cobra and a gaggle of
Rustangs. Watch the White 1967 convertible # 57 as he was practicing to
ther limit. DocRebuild.com at work. It's a hoy, smoky, smelly, dirty job,
but somebody/s gotta do it.
Vintage Racing - 1950s Indy Cars startup and race. LOUD!!!
Chris Ashworth records a series of 1950s Indy Cars at Michigan
International Speedway. This was a vintage racing event that was associated
with the Concours d'elegance of America, where these cars were on display
after this event.
This event was incredible! I got to wander in the pits and the garage area.
You will hear these cars starting up right from the tailpipes, and you will
see them driving on the track from the pits.
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Jaguar E-Type Series One - I bought one | Sarah Dowding
Just about everyone will agree that the Series One Jaguar E-type is a
stunningly beautiful piece of automotive design. It is one of the most
iconic cars of all time, whose design has endured ever since its original
launch in 1961.
For many, the thought of owning such an automotive pin-up is a distant
dream, but not classic car enthusiast and founder of Classic Travelling
motoring tours, Sarah Dowding. Following the financial crisis in 2008,
Sarah acutely observed a tempting combination of low interest rates and a
deflated classic car market would actually help realise her lifelong
ambition of buying an E-Type.
From our first five minutes with Sarah, it’s clear to see she’s a true
petrolhead, regaling driving stories with ease and affection. Her first car
was a Volvo 340, after which she bought the Morgan 4/4 that still sits
alongside her Series One Coupe. However, it’s the Jag that is the
beginning, middle and end of her car world.
“Every time I step inside the E-Type, I feel privileged not only to drive
it but to own it. Classic cars are a passport to seeing, doing and visiting
the most spectacular places, and meeting some fascinating people.”
Unlike the majority of E-Types, this Coupe isn’t a fair weather trailer
trophy as a 700-mile day trip from Switzerland to home in Hampshire will
attest. Modern additions such as electronic ignition, uprated disc brakes
and a CD radio player have been considered essential for such vigorous use,
although Sarah has steered clear of retro-fitting air conditioning. It all
goes to show that classics can also be considered daily drivers.
Following the E-Type’s 50th anniversary in 2013, and based on Auto
Trader’s current market valuations, we’d estimate the value of
Sarah’s car has probably doubled in her tenure - try getting that kind of
interest from your bank. But it’s an outcome that is as fortunate as it
is irrelevant: owning the E-Type has always been about driving pleasure,
not profit. “Now that I’ve got it, I don’t think I could ever sell
it,” she concludes. “Selling this car would be like selling the dog.”
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1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix of Endurance - "The 12 Hour Grind" - Part 2 of 5
This is the second part of "The 12 Hour Grind" which deals with the
legendary 1965 Sebring 12 Hour Grand Prix. This is the race where Jim Hall
and his Chaparral went on to victory despite the notoriously rough Sebring
course and the deluge of five inches of rain that struck half way through
the race. For the first time in many years American drivers driving an
American car had won the race. The race video will be shown in five parts.
300 bhp Jaguar E-type 4.2 Litre built by Lex Classics - Full HD video with spectacular engine sounds
Jaguar E-type 4.2 Litre OTS (roadster) series 2 extensively tuned and
prepared by Lex Classics - 300 DIN bhp. in Dyno testing! Engine parts
balanced, head flowed, racing camshafts, special pistons, triple twin choke
Weber carburettors, high capacity aluminium radiator...
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