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For every three E-Type's built, two were exported, mainly to the U.S. As a result, the original UK examples like this have become more sought after and usually command slightly more money. As American emission regulations were increasingly strangling the performance of the E-Type, the Series III emerged in 1971 with a 5.3 litre V12, based on the layout of the longer 2+2 fixed head. Production ceased in 1974, ending a distinguished life and remarkable export success story. The new V12 used an alloy cylinder block and this kept the weight down, meaning the suspension and body of the cars did not have to modified much and the engine could be sited reasonably well forward without upsetting the cars balance. The most noticeable features of the V12 model are the flared wheel aches and new style grill.
This stunning Azure Blue V12 appears very original and un-spoilt. CRW 15K only records 50,500 miles and comes with records dating back to when the car was just four years with only 14,276 miles from new. The upholstery is delightfully original with excellent carpets, clean, nicely aged leather, smart headlining, door cards and dash. The body and paintwork are exceptional having had over £4,000 recently spent on minor improvements; photographs and an invoice are present with the history file. The chrome work is in very good condition and the general appearance is superb with a nice level of detail. To finish off the recent light improvements nicely, a full TT super sports exhaust system has been fitted at the cost of over £1000 including fitting.
On the road our V12 sounds magnificent with a beautiful exhaust note. Performance is outstanding with quick acceleration and great handling. The brakes are superb benefitting from brand new rear discs and pads in late 2009. The engine performs perfectly with excellent oil pressure and it pulls strongly with no issues as you would expect with a V12 engine that has had low use for all these years. The automatic gearbox changes up and down smoothly giving a fabulous, impressive overall driving experience.
A superb, original UK E-Type V12 with webasto sunroof.