Jaguar E-Types (particularly from Series II on) were known for having brakes that were quite effective. Four wheel discs with the rears mounted inboard and servo assist were remarkably advanced for the early 1960s. Unfortunately, as these systems age, their effectiveness and safety can go down the drain. Brake hoses can be the Achilles heel of any system, and it can be doubly scary because it isn’t always apparent from the outside that the hoses are shot.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/08/15/brake-hoses-are-a-sensible-upgrade-for-your-jag