A good V12 Jaguar E-type is a remarkably sophisticated and usable ’70s performance car – and it’s not expensive to keep it that way. Roadsters are not excessively costly compared to contemporaries with similar performance, while the 2+2 is still a bargain, at a little over half the price of roadsters. Just beware of neglected, tarted-up cars – try plenty and buy with your head, not your heart.
FOR The effortless V12, plus more space and softer suspension made the S3 a usable all-rounder. Exceptionally well served by specialists and clubs
AGAINST High fuel consumption is the penalty, especially if you use the performance. Neglected cars can cost a lot to put right