Lot 187 - 1992 Daimler Double-Six (Series III)
|Odometer reading||36,046 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,320|
- Only 36,046 miles from new
- Desirable V12 model
- Lovely condition
The Chairman of Jaguar at the time 'Lofty' England declared that the new V12 luxury saloon was to be baptised the Daimler Double-Six and a legend was born. The Series III, the final derivative of the Daimler Double-Six, arrived in 1979 and like its predecessors benefited from the clean cut, new body designed by famed Italian design house, Pininfarina. The new design featured more glass, slightly squarer lines around the roof area and up to date front and rear styling. The Series III soldiered on until the late 1980s, outliving the XJ6, the departure of which was delayed by problems installing the engine in the new XJ40 series. This was the flagship car in the Jaguar/Daimler line and was produced until the very end of 1992. It would be hard to imagine news footage of the 1980s and early 1990s without a member of the cabinet or the House of Windsor ascending elegantly out of a Double Six. No other car of that period epitomised brisk luxury travel like a Daimler and in such a truly understated British fashion. This car was not concerned with the pomp and showmanship of a Rolls-Royce, it was a Daimler and it meant business. The export market adored it.
Imported from Japan, this lovely example is presented in British Racing Green with Doeskin leather interior. This model is the most desirable with its smooth 5.3 litre V12 engine providing plenty of power and it comes with power steering, air conditioning, headlamp wash wipe and electric windows throughout. The car also comes with a service record showing services at regular intervals from 1997 to 2002 and the present owner has just had the car serviced in January of this year. This is a great example of this timeless British classic which still oozes luxury.
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