Posted: Jun 07, 2017 1:25 am
by Calilasseia
I'm tempted to suggest Jaguar "borrowed" at least some style cues from Alfa Romeo for the E-Type. Which starts to look plausible when you look at this:

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That is the 1952 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider.

The hardtop version is a bit of an acquired taste, but chop the roof off to produce the above, and it's scintillating.

The E-Type came 9 years afterwards. The convertible version especially gives the game away in my view ... :mrgreen:

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Though if you want some serious plagiarism, take a look at the following two images. The first being the Ferrari 365 GTB Daytona, first unleashed in 1968:

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Now take a look at the Rover SD1, first appearing in 1977, and which, despite being a four seater hatchback, was obviously the product of shameless plagiarism of Ferrari's bodywork:

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To my mind, whoever was responsible for the bodywork of the SD1, was intent on ripping off as much of the Daytona as he could, without triggering a lawsuit from Ferrari. :)