The same company also sells half-scale versions of the Ford GT, Porsche 917, and Ferrari 330 LM.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type, Jaguar Classic is building a new series of stunning continuation cars. This isn't the only way new generations of enthusiasts can own the iconic sports car, however.
If you thought the mini Bugatti Baby II was the ultimate toy car, Half Scale Cars has created an exquisite Jaguar E-Type motorized miniature car. You can buy an even fancier version sold exclusively at Harrods adorned in over 100,000 Swarovski Xirius cut crystals applied by hand. There are over 50 shades of crystals available and each car takes around two months to crystalize alone. Based in the UK, Half Scale Cars offers miniaturized versions of historic racing cars and sports cars, from a vintage Porsche 911 Targa and AC Cobra, to the legendary Porsche 917, Ford GT, and Ferrari 330 LM racers.
Every car is completely bespoke and can be finished in a selection of exterior colors, classic liveries, and personalized license plates. Inside, the interiors are fully customizable with a choice of carpet colors, wood or aluminum steering wheels, and leather stitching options. Some models have traditional pedal power, but gas and electric options are also available.
The regular E-Type Roadster, for example, has a 45-cc two-stroke engine and a limited top speed of 25 mph, but this can be lowered. The half-scale Porsche 917, on the other hand, is fitted with a Yamaha 350-cc engine and also features disc brakes, a removable steering wheel, and a fiberglass body. Top speed is limited to 28 mph.
The Ferrari 330 LM and Ford GT scale cars are even faster, with a 150-cc four-stroke engine providing a top speed of 35 mph and can also be driven by adults.
Aimed at younger kids, the half-scale Cobra is available with either a 140-watt electric motor and a 6.5 mph top speed or or a 45-cc two-stroke engine with a top speed of 25 mph. A 195-watt electric motor or a 55-cc two-stroke engine can be fitted to the Porsche 911, which has a top speed of 30 mph.
Pricing details for each model are only available on request, but the Porsche 917 reportedly costs $19,392. At least these kids will grow up with great taste in cars if their parents are rich enough to afford these miniature masterpieces.