Lot 215 - 1991 Daimler Double-Six Series III
|Odometer reading||52,861 km|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,520|
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.
This particular example, imported from Japan, is presented in British Racing Green with magnolia hide interior and is in absolutely fantastic condition throughout. The car is supplied with all its books, 16 service invoices and over £10,000 has been spent on this car in the last nine years, with a service history from 506km to 51,861km. This is a rare car and highly sought after, particularly in this condition.
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