Which is exactly what Sussex-based Jaguar alchemist Eagle has done, using a standard E-type as the jumping off point for its insanely beautiful and cleverly modernised Low Drag GT.
The Low Drag GT’s interior might look authentically vintage, but hidden away you’ll find air conditioning, power steering and concealed GPS navigation, all of which plays second fiddle to the 4.7-litre all-aluminium engine; lighter and more powerful than the original, and just as beautiful.
Fancy one? Around £650,000 should do it. Proof that, whatever Luther Vandross might say, the best things in life just aren’t free.
Credit: Tim Scott