Great story! That E-type was incredible. When I was in the Navy a
fellow officer had one and we went out carousing. After women and
drinks we headed back. He seemed to drive faster when he was bombed.
Scared the hell out of me - I think! His was a light blue 65 or 66 -
convertible. His family was quite wealthy. We were having a party at
the executive officer's home and my friend came in his Jag - his ex-
wife showed up later and they had a fight. Then they got in their
cars and crashed into each other in the street until his Jag would go
no more. It was an unforgettable sight!
I got out of the Navy and wanted one just like it, but they were about
$6500 as I recall. I instead bought a 67 Corvette (about $4700)
Elkhart Blue (light blue) convertible with two tops. One day I came
over a hill and there was a line of cars stopped at a light. I braked
pretty hard and stopped. In my rear view mirror I saw a full size
Ford bearing down on me, pulled into the breakdown lane and floored
it. The Ford crashed into the three cars that WERE ahead of me. I
would have been toast!
I was Air Force.. Went through my Corvette phase with a 69 and then a 71.
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