As long as you thrash the nads off it at every available opportunity, get it dirty, and bend it a bit to show that you're trying it's cool.
Correct! But if you treat it like most owners of rare, historically-important £1m cars do (i.e. leave it locked up in your mini museum), its coolness is diminished. My contentious 'unobtainable / undriveable museum piece rule' attempts to reflect this by dropping the car's grade from 'sub zero' to 'cool'.
Seriously uncool because it's a cynical money-making exercise. So you're giving them chassis numbers which were never used for the originals . . . how does that make them anything other than replicas?
Because they're made by Jaguar as '60s-spec E-Types from the ground up.
If someone else made a '60s-spec E-Type from scratch, it'd be a reproduction.
If someone else adapted a different car (or made a custom car) to look like an E-Type, that'd be a replica.
If Jaguar made a new modern vehicle styled after the E-Type, that'd be a modern reinterpretation / a new car with retro styling inspired by the E-Type.
We're talking about Jaguar making more '60s-spec cars, so I'd call them E-Types but just not from the original production run.
I wonder whether such cars would be able to be registered for the road, and whether Jaguar and other manufacturers could do more of this..