E-Type Assembly Line

Only a few short years after fire ravaged the original Coventry facility, this Jaguar assembly line has shown how quickly the romance of the immediate post-war era gave way to the automation and sterility that sure makes these factory shots less interesting today.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the efficiencies of the line, but there’s something about the old repurposed facilities as a makeshift factory that feels so much more right. The earlier factories we’ve shown felt much more like a group of craftsmen coming together to create something—these look like a bunch of unhappy cogs meaninglessly turning bolts. I’m exaggerating of course, but look at this earlier shot of D-Types being built and tell me which facility you’d rather work in.

via Hemmings.

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