Lot 212 - 1977 Daimler Sovereign Long Wheelbase Series II Saloon
|Odometer reading||75,300 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,136|
Jaguar/Daimler refreshed its six cylinder XJ saloon and Daimler Sovereign range in 1973 with the introduction of the XJ6 and Daimler Sovereign Series II. The new cars featured a sleeker new body shell which had a slimmer front grille, new front air intake below the bumper, new lights and a revised interior. At first the short and long wheel base versions were available, however all cars carried the long wheel base after 1975 and was, once again, powered by the 4.2 litre XJ unit.
Originally delivered new to Associated Newspapers in 1977 for use by the Director at the time, Mr. E. C Graham, he then purchased it in 1982 when he retired. Fortunately he was still able to service the car with his former employers up until 1988 when the garage was shut down. It was then sold on to a Mrs. Sinclair or Regents Park, London and after that, through classic car specialists Hurst Park Automobiles, to Arnold Summerfield. The early service history can be found within the original owners pack with later invoices detailing work undertaken in the history file by Hyper Transformations, Jaguar specialists in Oxford. Offered at no reserve, this rare long wheelbase example requires some attention but is described by the vendor as sound with the driving experience, through the automatic gearbox, as pleasurable. It also comes with the original tool kit, two keys, a fresh service to the tune of over £650 and a 12 month MoT test certificate.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.