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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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      • 6 Years Ago
      This car actually belongs to a cousin of mine in Nashville. I've heard about its, ahem, unique look, but I've never actually seen it before. He's a bit of a collector, and, as I recall, this was his favorite.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Your cousin needs to either have this car stripped down to bare metal and have it repainted in the original factory coat or sell this car to someone who will.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I ever see that car, I will stop whatever I'm doing, go buy the nearest beater, and drive it straight into that horrifying paintwork.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like Manimal has found his ride!
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should pull his dealer's license. What's the saying, you can't buy taste...
      • 6 Years Ago
      aren't jaguars black? this seems to be painted like a cheetah. either way it's horrible.
      • 6 Years Ago
      When bad things happen to good cars, live at 10.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Only a moron would do such a tasteless thing to do to such a classy car.
      • 6 Years Ago

      That is nasty.....

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      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      First it was dressing up in animal costumes. Now it's dressing cars in animal costumes.

      The furries have gone too far.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's ironic that you would say something like that, considering your user icon.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Somebody needs to put that owner out if his misery....
      • 6 Years Ago
      for shame...
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