Lot 254 - 1992 Daimler Double-Six Series III
|Odometer reading||55,000 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
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. This was the flagship car in the 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.
This exquisite Daimler is finished in Ascot Silver with Magnolia leather trim. Having been imported from Japan two years ago the car is now UK registered and has been enjoyed by the vendor immensely. The cabin area of these Series III’s is delightful with the walnut dashboard, great ergonomics, and bucket type seats synonymous of the Daimler marque. Fire up the V12 engine, drop it into gear and the silky smooth ride is comparable to any luxury car even by modern day standards. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate, this is one of the last Series III’s manufactured.
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