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    Re: By 2020 all new Jaguars will be electric or hybrid cars

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    what, good sir, have you been smoking?
    I recall it was the fashionable thing in the '50s, for women driving little 2-seater convertibles to wear either or often both a headscarf and big sunglasses. Some kind of iconic look, saw it in movies a lot and in adverts even today.

    http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/0ed8bde137...50s-f05cj0.jpg

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/456552480953366241/

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/343118065349129675/

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    Re: By 2020 all new Jaguars will be electric or hybrid cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I recall it was the fashionable thing in the '50s, for women driving little 2-seater convertibles to wear either or often both a headscarf and big sunglasses. Some kind of iconic look, saw it in movies a lot and in adverts even today.

    http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/0ed8bde137...50s-f05cj0.jpg

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/456552480953366241/

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/343118065349129675/
    most of those in the pinterest are Merc SLKs, the alamy is a VW convertible. The list of E-type owners is a broad sweep of the 60s+ celebrities, sportsmen, musicians, actors, etc including George Best, Peter Sellers (for Brit Ekland), Bridgit Bardot, Steve McQueen, Tony Curtis, George Harrison, Charlton Heston, Jayne Mansfield, Keith Richards, Johnny Prescott, Michelle Phillips, Donald Campbell, John Barry, Roy Orbison, David Janssen etc etc. It was the fastest road car of its time and a status symbol like no other. Just because women drove it does not dent its reputation as a sports car, iconic design or superb piece of engineering. Even a cursory wiki browse will give you some appreciation for the number of innovations that that came with the E-type and helped spur the industry to progress things.

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    Re: By 2020 all new Jaguars will be electric or hybrid cars

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    most of those in the pinterest are Merc SLKs, the alamy is a VW convertible.
    And all driven by the sort of woman I was talking about, though...

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Just because women drove it does not dent its reputation as a sports car, iconic design or superb piece of engineering. Even a cursory wiki browse will give you some appreciation for the number of innovations that that came with the E-type and helped spur the industry to progress things.
    But it still looks like 'the sort of car that should only be driven by..... etc'.

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