Lot 192 - 1983 Daimler Double-Six Series III HE
|Odometer reading||48,000 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
The Daimler name was used between 1926 and 1938 and was revived by the new chairman of Jaguar cars, Lofty England, to be used on the company’s new top-of-the-range V12 model. England had started his career as an apprentice at Daimler in the late 1920s so the name Double-Six came as no surprise. Launched in 1979, the Series III benefited from a clean cut, new body design from the world famous Italian design house Pininfarina. The new design featured more glass and an up-to-date styling of the front and rear of the car. This flagship car in the Jaguar/Daimler line-up was produced until the end of 1992. It would be hard to imagine news footage of the 1980’s and 1990’s without a member of the cabinet or the Royal Family ascending out of a Double-Six. The Daimler of that period epitomised luxury travel and understated British fashion.
The current vendor tells us that the previous owner of this rare Daimler was a fastidious enthusiast. This is borne out by how well the car presents itself today. The impressive condition of this Double-Six is complemented with a service book that boasts 22 main dealer stamps and a V5C registration document showing only three previous owners. The original purchaser of this Coventry cat paid extra to have Waxoyl applied extensively to the vulnerable areas of the car and this can still be seen today. The originality of this car extends to the supplying dealer number plates, window sticker and key fob being in place. Offered to auction with an MoT test certificate valid until March 2020 and including the cherished registration plate, this low mileage example is one of the best we have seen.
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