The V12 was originally designed specifically for racing, however the design and production team at jaguar decided that the V12 would be nice addition to the 3rd generation of XKE cars that were built from 1971 through 1975. A few design changes also happened at this time but all in all the look was the same sexy design that even Enzo Ferrari called the most beautifully designed car he had ever seen. This particular XKE has been restored and is in wonderful mechanical and cosmetic condition that starts and sounds absolutely awesome. The car runs and shifts as it should with excellent brakes and tires. This XKE comes out of a well sorted collection with excellent storage and service throughout. It is finished in a nice white over tan, black top and optional wire wheels and A/C. Everything seems to work as it should and is ready for its new owner.