The Toyota Prius doesn’t do much for me but this is a hybrid I could see in my garage, it’s a 69 Jaguar E Type powered by a Ford 289 V8. It’s a complete resto mod, the car looks great being so British yet so American.
Years ago I had a Series 3 E Type, the V12 was a nice engine with a really distinct sound but prone to getting very hot. I looked seriously at a Johns Cars engine swap kit, using a small block Chevy, but sold the car before doing the deed. For the Jaguar purists who may find this sort of thing offensive, you have to live with a Jaguar for a few years before forming an opinion, if you own one, you might find your views change quite a bit.
The owner of this car removed the 4.2 liter 6 and installed the Ford 289 backed up with a Ford automatic and it has everything you could want, Jaguar looks with Ford power and reliability. There are plenty of untouched or perfectly restored E Types out there, but a hot rod hybrid like this makes for a pleasant change of pace. This would be a fun ride.
Link: Jaguar British American Hybrid – on eBay with long description and many photos