Lot 248 - 1978 Daimler Double-Six Series II Coupé V12 (5.3 litre)

Lot 248 - 1978 Daimler Double-Six Series II Coupé V12 (5.3 litre)

Lot 248 - 1978 Daimler Double-Six Series II Coupé V12 (5.3 litre)

Lot Number 248
Registration SHC 899S
Chassis Number 2F-1255BW
Engine Number 33660
Odometer reading 76,000 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £14,150

The Daimler Sovereign was a name applied by to a sequence of luxury cars built by Jaguar but carrying the Daimler badge between 1966 and 1983; they 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 floorpan with Daimler versions using both six and twelve cylinder engines. It is this, the coupé that 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 fine, 5.3 litre V12 example has undergone some external and internal restoration in recent years. The paintwork has been freshened-up and, detailed within the paperwork, are a number of invoices detailing works undertaken. These include a full service, a complete rear brake overhaul as well as numerous other minor jobs to bring this stylish coupé into the condition it is in today. A series of MoT test certificates back up the mileage including and the car will come with new MoT test certificate valid for one year. Supplied with the original owner book and workshop manual, this most attractive coupé not only presents in good order throughout but can be driven away from the sale.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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