Lot 114 - 1976 Daimler Sovereign Coupé
|Odometer reading||77,068 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,480|
The Daimler Sovereign was a name applied to a sequence of luxury cars built by Jaguar but carrying the Daimler badge between 1966 and 1983 and were based on contemporary Jaguar body shells, chassis and engines. Jaguar Cars took over The Daimler Company in 1960 and the 1966 Sovereign was the second Daimler to be based on a Jaguar model. Subsequent Sovereigns arose with the series I, II and III Jaguar XJ6. The V12 versions of the Daimler, available from 1972 to 1997, were named Daimler Double-Six after the original Daimler V12s. An extended wheelbase version was introduced which eventually became the standard model. From 1975, the 2.8 litre was replaced by a 3.4 litre version of the XK engine. Finally, Jaguar introduced a short-lived two-door pillarless coupé version of the Series II using the short wheelbase floorplan with Daimler versions using both six and twelve cylinder engines; the coupé has proved the most enduring. Built, as it was, in relatively low numbers but demonstrating a purity of profile that has become very sought after.
This rare 1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 litre Coupé is presented in primrose yellow with a black leather interior, chrome wire wheels and full Webasto roof. This particular example is even more desirable as it comes with a manual gearbox and electronic overdrive. The car was owned by the previous keeper for 22 years and has been stored for the last 10 years which has resulted in this Daimler now being a project as well as needing re-commissioning. Please also note that the car comes with a spares package, details of which are available to view. The car also comes with a Heritage certificate and a fitted storm cover.
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