For its latest installment, Petrolicious traveled to Peru to spotlight one very passionate Jag owner named Miguel Rodrigo. Not only does Rodrigo have an affinity for the British vintage car, but he is an architect by profession who appreciates good design—revering the luxurious and curvaceous silhouette of his 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster. “I’m an architect, and I’m very design-oriented. I think it’s a classic that everybody likes; you don’t need to be a car aficionado to like this car,” he says.
In the beautiful six-minute clip, the architect goes on to relay the difficulties of possessing a classic car in the South American country—especially during a Peruvian dictatorship in the 1960s when “cars from all over the world” were seized by the government. After the fact, Rodrigo worked relentlessly to import the beloved E-Type so he petitioned for a change in the importation law and won. Moreover, Rodrigo was also a co-founder and two-time champion of an organization that holds coast-to-coast races in Peru.
Watch the clip above to get a more in-depth look at Rodrigo’s 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster.