What should I be paying?
It’s an heirloom really. Such is the staggering personalisation and effort that goes into the creation of a Lightweight GT, this is not a car you’ll be wanting to move on after a couple of years to make a profit and create room for something else. If it is, you’ve missed the point and, to be frank, Eagle should have weeded you out sooner. It’s a long-term investment, with future values guaranteed by the length of the waiting list and tiny build numbers. Eagle’s reputation is well deserved.
But nor should it be a garage queen, left to suffer the fate of so many and rarely venture outside four walls. It might be a classic, but much of the unsung work Eagle does is focused on making its cars friendly, usable and reliable. So they always start, the engines don’t run out of tune, petrol doesn’t leak from perished seals, the clutch doesn’t jerk and the brakes don’t give you half a second’s terror before anything happens. They just work. And they work beautifully. So don’t worry about the fuel economy – just know that when you do stop, you won’t have petrol splashing all over your shoes.
This usability breeds satisfaction every bit as much as the intoxicating driving experience. Knowing you have a classic that won’t let you down, that has been built to your exact requirements with a level of personalisation that’s one step beyond your wildest dreams… well, that’s got to feel good, hasn’t it? And what is this car, this investment for, if not to make you happy?