March 28 -- The new Mini, sold by BMW, is pushing a lot of nostalgia buttons for connoisseurs of British automobiles.
So much so, that Ford’s Jaguar division may produce the sleek, topless F-Type concept car shown at the Detroit auto show two years ago. It would be the successor to the E-Type roadster that went out of production in 1974.
The Jag E-Type was the stuff of dreams for young men who didn't know the dark secret of Lucas electrics. The E-types were almost as pretty as the big Austin-Healeys. And the 12-cylinder version had more horses than a wild west show.
Ford will decide by September if there is a business case for the F-Type.
Gosh, I hope there is.