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#1 Roadster or Coupe

Post by GregR » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:23 pm

Hi All - first post here!
I've always loved the roadster over the coupe but as I approach my mid-50's I've suddenly realised I've been wrong over all those years. I now much prefer the look of the coupe to the point I'm about to buy a series 1 (1964). Have I gone mad?

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#2 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by tinworm » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:43 pm

Absolutely not - the coupe is by far the best looking (and practical!)

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#3 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by mgcjag » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:19 pm

Hi...welcom to the forum im sure you will find it very usefull....please try to put your name and model (when you get it) into the signature area......and post a few photos....Steve
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#4 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by Jeremy » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:38 pm

It has to be the coupe! Best looking car there is...also much more civilised than the OTS....Image
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#5 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by AussieEtype » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:38 pm

Go with what you are happy with - not what you think others like.

For me it is the Series 3 Roadster and has always been - however a nice Series 1 Coupe with wider wheels also tickles my fancy.

We are all different - go with what tickles your fancy.

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#6 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by Nickleback » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:37 am

GregR wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:23 pm
I now much prefer the look of the coupe to the point I'm about to buy a series 1 (1964). Have I gone mad?
:yeahthat:
I think that you have already answered you own question, it's all about personal preference and most owners will usually prefer their own version whether it be an OTS or a FHC.
I also happen to agree with you :bigrin:
but as a committed FHC owner I can assure you that you are not mad as you seem to suggest :roll:
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#7 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by malcolm » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:47 am

I was originally going for a roadster, but then worked out:
Half the time it's raining, so hood up (and it leaks)
Of the remaining 50% of time, half of that it's too cold so as above
Of the remaining 25%, half of that you're on motorways where it's too noisy and windy
Of the remaining 12.5%, it's too sunny and you cook despite your E Type cap

So I got a coupe.

Real reason is that my wife wouldn't let me get an OTS because it would mess her hair up.
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#8 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by MSM » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:42 am

FHC, much nicer shape and more room for luggage and stuff.
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#9 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by politeperson » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:44 am

I like both equally.
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"You just cant beat a good E-type"

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#10 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by flatfloor 3.8 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:29 pm

OTS with a hardtop fitted is a great looking car.
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#11 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by max-it-out » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:21 am

My FHC used to get very hot inside in warm weather - that`s why I opted for the OTS this time :salute:
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#12 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by rswaffie » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:17 am

Living in the UK, hot weather is rarely an issue!
Coupe every time for me.
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#13 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by malcolm » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:12 am

Less hot in a 2+2, more air volume
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#14 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by Series1 Stu » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:47 pm

One of each?

OTS for high days, coupe for holidays.....

And a 2+2 for a daily driver.


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#15 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by arron » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:09 pm

Has to OTS...

...you can always more clothing.

...take it to Switzerland and wear a set of tyres out in a week...OTS is the only way to go!

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#16 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by Philk » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:12 pm

I always fancied a FHC but ended up buying an OTS. The S1 is such a hot car inside (even with Dynamat insulation) o/a modest cool airflow and heatsoak you find yourself normally end up opening the window which means you've got outside noise coming in anyway. From spring to autumn (i.e. normal classic car motoring weather here in the UK), I have the hood down on most occasions I take the car out. Fantastic visibility, wind in the hair etc etc. If it is cold, just wear gloves and a hat and have the heater on full blast with the footwell heater flaps open.
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#17 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by Robbiee » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:13 pm

Coupe is definitely the most beautiful...that’s my first choice...that rear slope is achingly beautiful
However ..I then found an early ‘62 UK RHD OTS and thought...what’s better than a coupe?
Answer...a coupe and an OTS
I’m a very lucky fella
Robbie 1962 3.8 Coupe OSG 1962 OTS ODG

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#18 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by adam » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:19 pm

Coupe. I only ever wanted a fhc e type after my Dad had his Bosses car for weekend when I was very young .I think that most cars look better as coupe,Mercedes 300SL is good example.

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#19 Re: Roadster or Coupe

Post by MarkRado » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:05 am

Roadster with hardtop - really looks "sixties"

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