Lot 275 - 1973 Daimler Sovereign Series I (2.8 litre)

Lot 275 - 1973 Daimler Sovereign Series I (2.8 litre)

Lot 275 - 1973 Daimler Sovereign Series I (2.8 litre)

Lot Number 275
Registration RPC 240L
Chassis Number IT4027BW
Engine Number 7611939-SZ
Odometer reading 76,362 miles
Estimate £17,000 - £21,000

Launched in September 1968, the Jaguar XJ6 was the last model that Sir William Lyons had a hands-on input into the design. This new model was the result of several years of development and streamlined the extensive portfolio of models offered by Jaguar at the time. This new, reasonably priced car, managed to retain the principles of earlier Jaguars but offered a new level of driveability and safety. It created such a desire that second-hand models were achieving higher prices than new cars on dealership forecourts. The top of the range examples were badged Daimler and were distinguished from their close relative the Jaguar by way of subtle details. These early models have outstanding ability and are considered by many enthusiasts as the purist form of Sir William Lyons’ design.

This attractive Daimler Sovereign presents extremely well in Squadron Blue which is complemented by a retrimmed tan leather trim. Externally identical to its Jaguar sibling, except for its fluted grille, fluted boot trim and Daimler badging, this rare example is fitted with the 2.8 litre version of the XK engine. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this MoT test exempt Daimler started on request and, we are told is a joy to drive. Reasonably estimated, this classic piece of British motoring history would grace any collection.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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