Lot 128 - 1975 Daimler Sovereign Series II (4.2 Litre)
|Odometer reading||69,905 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
- Manual transmission
- Mileage of 69,905 is thought to be correct
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
The launch of the Jaguar XJ6 in 1968 and its Daimler sister that followed in 1969, redefined expectations in the luxury car sector. The new model truly 'moved the goalposts', setting new standards in comfort, refinement and handling. A waiting list was quick to form and enthusiasm remained strong upon the introduction of the Series II cars in 1973. The standard or long wheelbase saloon models were joined later that year by a striking new variant, an elegant pillarless coupé, all being built on the short-wheelbase chassis and with black vinyl-covered roofs. Available with either the 4.2 litre straight-six XK unit or the fabulous 5.3 litre, V12, this handsome design retained the saloon's supple all-round independent coil and wishbone suspension, disc brakes and power steering. Performance was predictably strong with both variants reputedly able to exceed 120mph.
Originally registered on 1st February 1975 this long wheelbase Daimler is fitted with manual transmission with overdrive. An MoT certificate from 1993 recorded the mileage as being 68,731, the car then went into dry storage for over 20 years until it was recommissioned in 2018 and it is thought the current mileage of 69,905 is correct although not warranted. Finished in Fern Green with Chestnut leather interior, this Daimler was supplied by Lex Hoffmans of Halifax, the original service books are present. Fitted with a manual choke, this Daimler Sovereign is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 16th February 2021.
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