Lot 220 - 1977 Daimler Sovereign Coupé (4.2 litre)
|Odometer reading||38,883 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,560|
The launch of the Jaguar XJ6 in 1968 and its Daimler sister that followed in 1969, redefined expectations in the luxury car sector. The new model truly 'moved the goalposts', setting new standards in comfort, refinement and handling. A waiting list was quick to form and enthusiasm remained strong upon the introduction of the Series II cars in 1973. The standard or long wheelbase saloon models were joined later that year by a striking new variant, an elegant pillarless coupé, all being built on the short-wheelbase chassis and with black vinyl-covered roofs. Available with either the 4.2 litre straight-six XK unit or the fabulous 5.3 litre, V12, this handsome design retained the saloon's supple all-round independent coil and wishbone suspension, disc brakes and power steering. Performance was predictably strong with both variants reputedly able to exceed 120mph. Rarer than its Jaguar brother, just 1,677 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Coupés are thought to have been produced by the time production ended in 1978 with 613 built in 1977 and only six in the final year.
This three owner Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Coupé comes with the most desirable options which include leather interior, chrome wheels and tinted glass. Finished in Juniper green, this excellent example has been with the last owner since 1990 and is supplied with a full service history. Recent renovations include fitting a new headlining and checking the car throughout. This 1977 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Coupé is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in December 2016, old MoT test certificates which go back to 1987, a full handbook pack, invoices and a warranty letter from Jaguar. Daimler cars have always been associated with being luxurious and exclusive because of the Royal connections, and this one is no exception.