Classic Jaguar E-Type Is A Road Trip Pioneer


Peruvian architect Miguel Rodrigo says the Jaguar E-Type he scored at a Hershey, Pennsylvania auto auction has a simple draw. "I think it's a classic that everybody likes; you don't need to be a car aficionado to like this car." Peru's former dictatorship held a strict ban on automotive imports for many, many years. Rodrigo and other politicos fought diligently to have those bans lifted, and that's how the E-Type came into his life. After having the car imported, he and a friend of his used the the car and Rodrigo's clout to stage the first Peruvian iteration of the Cannonball Run, which Rodrigo and the E-Type won by nearly four hours ahead of the competition.