Collector car values are a function of current and expected future demand and no one knows where the latter is going to any reliable degree. I have owned various E-types, as well as other Jags, over the last 35 years. For the last 20, since these cars began pricing as art rather than sporting transport, the S1 has brought a substantial premium, because of its pure styling, over the S2 and S3. But prices of the S2 and S3 have been coupled to S1 values, as substitutes, and have been roughly equal because of their offsetting pros and cons. The S3 is a much better performing car but some don’t care for the longer wheel base, although it makes for a superior highway car, and the V12 engine remains intimidating to those who don’t know better (in carburetted form it’s actually much more reliable and easier to maintain than an XK). So I find it very odd that the writer lumps the S2 in with the S1 as the “desirable” early cars while arguing the S3 will now, for the first time ever, decouple its pricing relative to the S1 and stagnate in value?! Is the author suggesting S1 prices will also stagnate? At some point, any reasonable attempt to forecast future values of these cars should come down to the relative merits of the cars, among aficionados of the marque who actually buy and sell them, rather than short-term price trends. Just like with stocks, long-term value is determined by fundamentals, not technicals. In the mean time, this article serves to provide noise for potential S3 buyers to beat motivated sellers down on price.