TESLA’S ELON MUSK REVEALS HIS E-TYPE IS HIS ‘FIRST LOVE’

The iconic billionaire founder and CEO of electric vehicle powerhouse Tesla, Elon Musk, reveals he owns two cars that run on gasoline.

Musk has a Ford Model T, which a friend gave him, and a Jaguar Series 1 E-Type Roadster, he says, via Twitter.

 Apparently referring to the Jaguar Roadster, Musk calls the car his “first love.”
In an interview with Forbes (conducted while driving in a convertible), Musk says he bought the Jaguar early on in his career because he fancied the car in a book of classic convertibles he got when he was 17.

“I looked through them all and the one I liked the best was the E-Type Jaguar and I said, well, if I can ever afford it, that is the car I am going to get. And so that’s why I bought it.”

The car, he admits, was a headache.

“That was like a bad girlfriend — it kept breaking down on me and caused me all sorts of trouble,” says Musk. “In fact, it broke down on the way back from the dealer.”

But he didn’t give up on it. When he got a $40,000 bonus from a venture capitalist who invested in him early on, he spent $35,000 of it on the car.

The car shown here is not Musk’s though.

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