Man, this is a good thread. I'll put off mentioning my little forays with the elderly MGB, the elderly Fiat 124 Spyder, and other such lunatic buys by me. I caved in and became more normal in my tastes later on.
I'll still be reading and looking though.
Oh, before I go, I still remember my first sighting of an XKE, driven by one of our doctors at St. John's, Jokichi Takamine III. It was a convertible, he was tall and blond, cool, cool, cool. Jokichi Takamine I discovered Adrenalin. Lots on both of them online. The doc we slightly knew was no slouch:
Hard to figure when I saw him whizzing by in it, as I later worked across the boulevard from the hospital. Maybe '76.