• Aug 7th 2007 at 2:02PM
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Double sacrilege, or sincere tribute? We sincerely love Mazda's RX-7, yet we've also got a place in our hearts for E-Type Jaguars. We're a little sad to see that a 1985 RX-7 was sacrificed to create this very convincing E-Type replica, but maybe we can console ourselves by thinking back to Mazda's own Wankel-powered pseudo E. The pictures really are quite convincing, and unless you parked it next to a real Jaguar, only the engine note would give it away. On the plus side, you could double-dip on enthusiast events, Jaguar and Mazda fans alike would embrace this car. The replica sold for $16,000 on eBay recently, and we hope the new owner is out enjoying the raspy whine of the 13B and the way light clings to the curvy hood panel as you motor about town, turning heads.

[Source: eBay via Carscoop]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      stop posting these goof-ball projects.
      • 8 Years Ago

      Also both Jaguar and Mazda have the same parent company,Ford.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well at least they didn't sacrifice a real E-type -- the body is fiberglass. Exterior looks pretty convincing, but I'll echo the above comment about the interior; looks like a typical cobbled-together kit car. And they couldn't find any better-looking wheels, wires maybe, to fit the RX-7?

      As a past Jaguar owner, I'll wager a guess that this is probably more reliable than the real thing. And reliability is not exactly a strong point with Mazda's rotary offerings!
      • 8 Years Ago
      That is convincing, the interior could be better and the wheels could not be any worse, what the hell are they appart from the most disgusting load of bollocks you've ever seen, otherwise the car is very good.
      • 8 Years Ago
      $16,000 isn't too bad. I wouldn't buy it, but it is different.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Very cool... except it's yellow.
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