Lot 274 - 1988 Daimler Double-Six
|Odometer reading||80,597 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,490|
- One family owned
- Full service history
- Excellent history file
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 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.
On offer here is the desirable V12 version supplied with a full service history and a wonderful history file including original brochures, dealer correspondence and manuals. Bought new as a company car from Caffyns, Mr. Bull specified his car to be delivered in Silver Birch with Mulberry Red interior. Mr. Bull sold his business and retired in 1996 at which time he transferred the car over to himself. When he died in 2006, it was passed onto his wife and then onto his son in 2018 and now is available for the first time in its 30 year life to someone outside of the Bull family. Wonderfully original, the car’s interior shows no sign of any wear and the bodywork is remarkably well preserved. A truly original example that must be unique with such a good history.
Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a substantial history file, it also comes with every single MoT test certificate, sales brochure, sales correspondence, service book and handbooks. The car has a current MoT test certificate valid until April 2020, having just passed with no advisories. With such a splendid family history and a rare sight on the roads today, this Daimler is sure to create a stir.
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