Click above to high-res image gallery of the Jaguar painted like a jaguar

We like Jaguars. It's hard not to with their rich racing heritage, alluring lines and silky-smooth ride. What you see here, however, is a genuine example of taking things too far.

Now we have no doubt that people have done horrible things to Jaguars over the years, but this was no mid-life paint job. What you're looking at is one of the first E-Types imported into the United States. The third one, in fact, featuring the flat floor that characterized the first 500 Series-1 examples to roll off the assembly line in 1961. Apparently, the original owner, a Jaguar dealer, was so excited to get one of the first examples that he had it airbrushed with this rather *ahem* unique theme and put it on display in his showroom to attract customers. Well, it probably garnered its fair share of attention, but we doubt many were convinced to buy a new one. Then again, as the old saying goes, there's no such thing as bad publicity.

[Source: Steelworks via Hemmings]

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