Lot 263 - 1982 Daimler Sovereign (4.2 litre)
|Sold - £16,240
- Rare colour
- Low mileage
- Includes cherished registration
The first Jaguar XJ was launched in 1968 and the designation has been used for successive Jaguar flagship models ever since; the original model was the last Jaguar saloon to have had the input of Sir William Lyons, the company's founder. In late 1979, the XJ was face-lifted again and was known as the 'Series III'. Using the long wheelbase version of the car, the XJ6 incorporated a subtle redesign; externally the most obvious changes over the Series II were the thicker and more incorporated rubber bumpers with decorative chrome only on the top edge, flush door handles for increased safety, a one-piece front door glass and a grille with only vertical vanes. In 1983, revisions and changes were made across the Series III model range for the 1984 model, with the Sovereign name being transferred from Daimler to a new top specification Jaguar model, the 'Jaguar Sovereign'.
This extremely low mileage example of this British classic, is presented in Mineral blue metallic with a blue leather interior, both of which are in good condition. This car is powered by a 4.2 litre, six-cylinder engine mated to an automatic gearbox. The cherished registration is very apt for this car and is included in the sale. This handsome Daimler shows only two previous owners and has been the vendor’s pride and joy for the last 15 years only being used on high days and holidays. He also tells us that it is a joy to drive. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this MoT test exempt example is one of the lowest mileage Daimlers we have offered.
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