Martin Brundle on his Eagle E-type
I’ve always loved E-types. My dad used to own ‘East Anglia’s leading sports car centre’, as he called it, and my mum would drop me off at school in an E-type. For me the E-type is the series 1 coupe; I’m not one for getting the roof down in a car, I prefer not to be on show like that. Henry Pearman at Eagle found a 1965 coupe and really went to town on it.
It’s got a warmed up 4.2-litre straight-six with around 300bhp, a five-speed gearbox, it’s lower, there’s subtly tweaked suspension geometry, a stronger engine frame, and wider competition chrome wheels with much more modern tyres.