• Peter S30
    26 June 2012 at 17:38 #49379

    In answer to petemicks question received by email: this is how the louvres look on my V12 Saloon De Ville, which is correct I think for all V12 works bodies

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    26 June 2012 at 17:40 #49380

    Peter hi

    I have seen another just the same as yours.

    Peter S30
    28 June 2012 at 05:50 #49383

    Laurence has sent me this photo of his V12 DHC, which is a late one (1940) but with works body too. So there is a second correct version for late cars.

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    Alistair Crawford
    28 June 2012 at 16:54 #49387

    I recollect from Arnold Davey’s book that the earliest V12 cars had side slit louvres on the bonnet, but due to overheating problems a factory mod (when the car was returned to the factory for action on the overheating issues!) was to cut these grilles into each bonnet side and fit an underbonnet aluminium cowling which mated with it and hence extracted much of the exhaust heat. My V12 saloon has grilles exactly like Peter’s photo whereas my V12 Drophead has slits like those on an M45. Both are very early Sanction 1 cars.

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