I saw this today - any ideas what it is?

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#1 I saw this today - any ideas what it is?

Post by Ian Cooke » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:46 pm

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Post by neil4444 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:14 pm

I think it might be a JPR Wildcat.
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Post by mgcjag » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:54 pm

Yes I'd second that....fiberglass body on a tube frame....A few weeks ago I saw half of an old one sticking out from a tarp......In an old farm yard.....first thought was that I had a great find....but sadly not...
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Post by Kalle Borg » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:56 pm

I remember seeing one of these at Beaulieu Auto Jumble in 1989 or 1990. It was built on Ford chassis Components. I can see that the car on your photo has Ford Wheels. It is a kit Car/Replica. I was surprised to find a replica of an E-type in 1989. Why buy/build a replica when you could buy the real thing for reasonable money?

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Post by Jaguar_Man » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:47 am

Yes it is certainly a JPR Wildcat. The door handles are the same used on the Wildcat, as well as the front indicator lights being below the bumpers rather than above. I think this is currently for sale here:

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C666164

Yes it's not in a good state, but there are a lot of Wildcats that look really nice. Nothing wrong with them IMO.

This is also a Wildcat, built all from scratch by the present owner:
http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/images/ ... coupe6.jpg
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Post by David Oslo » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:13 pm

Wow, not bad at all! Would've fooled most, for most of the time!
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Post by PeterCrespin » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:32 pm

I you're going to build a fibreglass replica the Triple C Challenger is better. All the E-type brightwork and most running gear fits. Triple SUs are a 'challenge' but as it's light fibreglass a good twin carb engine will pull very well. You can use E-type dash parts on Chellengers, which helps offset the large ugly trans tunnel that spoils both replica types and the Realm D-type and XKSS too.
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