V8 Vantage (Fliptail Cosmetic)
(Fliptail V540) (1978)
Eleven additional cars were built for the North American market with Vantage chassis and aerodynamics but because of the strict emissions regulations, they had the standard US-spec low compression engine and are correctly known as 'Cosmetic Vantages'.
This particular Cumberland Grey Canadian flip-tail example, photographed on the Oregon coast has, like many other of the American flip-tails has been sent back to the UK and modified to full European Vantage specification. The 16 inch cross spoke wheels are a recent addition.