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Take a Look at George Best’s E-Type V12

I’ve always found car provenance fascinating. There’s something about the celebrity status that can add appeal to cars – some cars tell a story that can mean the car becomes a piece of memorabilia.

George Best’s E-Type V12

As a star who liked to be the centre of attention; George Best took delivery of this brand new E-Type at the height of his fame. He kept it for three years (good going by Best’s relationships) until 1974 when he sold it on. Unusually, the car features rare cloth trim rather than leather. It was in this car that he drove away from Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground following his famous bust-up with manager Tommy Docherty.

Best was one of the few footballers to able to afford an E-Type at the time. How times have changed, nowadays with even the top of range F-Type at nearly £92,000, this is too cheap for most Premiership players. I wonder what they will be driving in the next 30 years.

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