Monday, March 27, 2006 2:38:53 PM
After having written the post I began thinking of the all times greatest hits concerning design. The most beautiful this and the most beautiful that. I soon came to think of how I have these quality design landmarks, so to speak. Things created by humans that have left an everlasting impression on me.
I feel I have a series of posts coming up here!
Today I will introduce you to the greatest car ever built - according to me, that is.
Jaguar E-Type 1961 - 1974
The soul of the European sportscar is to be found in this fantastic car. It´s not only the prettiest car ever manufactured, it´s also a very democratic car. The first E-Type from 1961 had 208 bhp, going from 0 - 100 km/h in 7 seconds. And at the same time it was not an expensive car; it could be bought by virtually everyone interested.
Today you can buy a good one at four times the price you´d have to pay in 1961, which is about the price of a brand new medium-sized family car of today.
By today´s standards it´s still a great car to drive - but above all it´s plain beautiful to look at. That´s all quality for you - a very, very good and beautiful car at a price for the common man (or woman).
I suspect this car never to go out of fashion.
If you´re interested, you can read more about this wonder here.