Name: Jaguar E-Type Series I
Year Produced: 1961-1971 (for all series)
Number Built: 72,507 (for all models)
Class: Sports Car
Body Type: 2-door coupe
Engine: 6-cylinder V12
Power: 260 hp @ 4000 RPM
0-60mph: 6.9 seconds
Top Speed: 150 mph
Transmission: 4-speed manual, 3-speed automatic
Length/width/height: 175 in/ 65.2in/ 48.1in)
Wheelbase: 96 in.
Well, this is the sort of thing that you don’t see every day, and don’t get me wrong – this is a beautiful piece of art and they may well sell it. But for almost US$19,000 I believe I can buy myself a real classic car!
A report shared by AOL UK mentions an eBay user in Armagh, Northern Ireland, is selling his 1:1 wooden replica of a Jaguar E-Type. Equipped with realistic working doors and steering, this extraordinary piece of craftsmanship seems to be an near-perfect copy of a car once called the most beautiful in the world by Enzo Ferrari – the Italian car designer that started a revolution in the automobile industry.
The eBay seller says that the car is mobile and the steering actually works. Some of the photos that he posted show that the doors open too.
The origin of this wooden replica is a little bit sketchy – the seller himself seems a little vague on details – which is kind of unusual given the asking price of nearly US$19,000.
The model appears to be extraordinarily similar in construction and design to a series of cars and bikes including a Bugatti Veyron and a Mercedes-Benz 300SL – created by a workshop somewhere in Boyolali, Indonesia.
The AOL report further explained that the Indonesian craftsmen “put together their replicas from technical drawings of the real thing and offcuts of waste wood. Their cars also feature working steering and doors – and the Veyron also has an operational gear stick, though whether it actually operates a gearbox is an entirely different question.”
In any case, it still begs the question of who will purchase this extraordinary eye candy. We hope to find out soon. For the meantime, check out some pretty impressive specs from a real Jaguar E-Type Series I as shown below.