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Old 14th October 2017, 04:00 PM
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Default V12 Beauty

Saw this in Budleigh Salterton a few days back when down south. Had a chat with the owner (the guy in the shades just behind the car) and he was really interesting. He knew Ian Callum (the Jag designer from 1999 but not the designer of the E-type!) who gave the talk a few weeks back in Glasgow. This Series 3 V12 beauty was immaculate and had been fully restored inside and out. The sound through the 4-port exhaust was just sublime. Turned a few heads I tell you.
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Old 14th October 2017, 04:34 PM
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Gorgeous!

Is that phone holder screwed to the dash though?
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Old 14th October 2017, 05:18 PM
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One of my office neighbours has recently bought this beauty as well for a large amount of pennies!
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Old 14th October 2017, 06:14 PM
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Old 14th October 2017, 08:04 PM
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Give me that mark one any day!
The sound of the 3.8's in those is how every L6 should sound!
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Old 15th October 2017, 07:14 AM
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Who doesn't love an E Type, the earlier the better.
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Old 15th October 2017, 10:38 AM
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Gwen used to drive her brothers, one of the early silver ones. Still moans about the long nose, car's not hers.
Strange thing was that the radio aerial was prone to football damage, probably replaced five times during it's time in ownership.
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Old 15th October 2017, 08:35 PM
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Am I the only person in the world that think these things are plain fugly ?
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Old 15th October 2017, 08:52 PM
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Probably not the only one, but certainly in the minority .
I think they lost their appeal a bit with the larger, heavier build and bigger headlights of the mark 3.
Mark 1 and 2 were much more attractive to my eyes, and only in cabriolet.
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Old 16th October 2017, 08:45 AM
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Am I the only person in the world that think these things are plain fugly ?
As a beautifully restored classic, I think they're a lovely sight, but I've never been a huge fan of the shape either. If I were to choose a classic of a similar vintage, I'd much prefer a DS.
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