Lot 105 - 1983 Daimler Sovereign Series III (4.2 litre)
|Sold - £6,112
The launch of the Jaguar XJ6 in 1968 and its Daimler sister that followed in 1969, redefined expectations in the luxury car sector, setting new standards in comfort, refinement and handling. Jaguar/Daimler refreshed its six-cylinder XJ saloon and Daimler Sovereign range in 1973 with the introduction of the XJ6 and Daimler Sovereign Series II. The new cars featured a sleeker new bodyshell which had a slimmer front grille, new front air intake below the bumper, new lights and a revised interior.
Looking at both the car and the history folder, there is little doubt that huge care has been lavished upon this example. The paperwork itself goes back to the late ‘80s but with more comprehensive and detailed invoicing in 2020. It was at this time that the complete rear axle-assembly was removed, stripped, powder coated and painted. New discs, calipers and pads were also fitted at this time alongside a myriad of other sundries to the tune of over £7,000 by renowned Jaguar specialists, WinSpeed Motorsport. An additional £2,104 was spent on shock absorbers, springs, an upgraded electric fan and other minor parts including replacing the front cross beam, a known weak spot. The vendor also informs us that the engine has undergone a full rebuild. The car has also been stripped back to bare metal and painted in its original Cashmere Gold including a new windscreen although the paintwork is now bubbling back in places and requires inspection. The interior is also, unsurprisingly, in equally good condition. At the last MoT test, all the front ball joints and steering were reconditioned and this fine example will be delivered with a fresh service and MoT test certificate along with the original owners packs, instruction manuals, repair manuals and other miscellaneous paperwork.
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