Chip Foose reimagines the iconic Jaguar E-type | Chip Foose Draws a Car – Ep.5

Chip Foose changes the traditional Jaguar E-type coupe right into a streetwise cars with also sleeker layout aspects.

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30 Replies to “Chip Foose reimagines the iconic Jaguar E-type | Chip Foose Draws a Car – Ep.5”

  1. I really love sitting and watching designers do things like this, I find it really interesting….I’m not sure how anyone think this is an improvement on the original Design. To my eye it looks like an E-Type in Americana spec, it removes the sleek compact look of the original and adds a land yacht style to the car in a way the Nissan Z cars almost added Japanese elements to the design.

    1. From a more old Brittish look to a more sleek roadster design. I’ve been in love with E-Types since school days and thought it was going to be a mess redoing it, but I love it! If I had the money I’ll let him build me one tomorrow!

    2. Robert that’s fair enough, I think if I was looking something a bit more chrome filled and bigger as they’ve made it, I’d either go for an old R107SL or an XJC! Not a bad decision to make though! 👍🏻

  2. I have to admit that, as a former E-type owner, it was appalling to even think about changing the design of what to me was the most elegant and beautiful automobile, ever. Still, it has to be noted that Mr. Foose designed a worthwhile project target. Now, leave the E-Type to the concourse d’elegance and high dollar auctions and build this new Foose mobile with all new frame and molded Kevlar body work. Especially, go for an outboard brake on the rear axle. The Jaguar Independent rear suspension was a nightmare to service.

    1. Dusty Pendleton As another former E-Type owner I agree with you completely! Goose is very talented but I dislike (at least) virtually every everything he does.


    1. True, but as beautiful as the original is, it’s a bulbous 90s car by today’s trends.

  4. Giving anything a 911 Roofline and window contour is going to bring the feelies. Those hips work well with it.

  5. I always thought stock they look as if they’re on stilts so I like the lower look. The rest of the changes, hmmm…

  6. good try, love his work, but one of the most beautiful car ever designed doesn t need any change whatsoever, would be better to design an all new car

  7. My first thought was, “don’t mess with a classic design”. I have to say I’m impressed with the result. However the fastback curve looks too fat, the chrome strip on the side needs to go, as well as the low fender cutout for the rear tire/wheel. It should match the front. The tire/wheel combo is really wrong for the car. In the end, I’d say a superb hot rod designer can’t successfully transfer his talents to a classic sports car.

    1. I think your right. Lowered, covered in Chrome, “improved”.

      Every car free”redesigns” he just turns into a hot rod

  8. looks like chip was able to graft a 356 porsche rear end to the jag front end. do not like the leaned back windshield, but then i like old cars because they look like old cars.

  9. If Enzo said the E-type is the most beautiful car ever made. He didn’t mean the roadster, like chip said, but the coupe.

  10. How many times did Foose say he would “clean up” the lines on a Series One Coupe?

  11. No , now it HAS lost its simple elegance. Modern ! more like generic. That looks like a Taurus coupe porche wana be .
    Oh dear , self professed greatness .

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