1978 Daimler Double Six

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Mileage 
    76 000 mi / 122 311 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    TBA
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

"The Daimler Sovereign was a name applied by to a sequence of luxury cars built by Jaguar but carrying the Daimler badge between 1966 and 1983; they were based on contemporary Jaguar body shells, chassis and engines. Jaguar Cars took over The Daimler Company in 1960 and the 1966 Sovereign was the second Daimler to be based on a Jaguar model. Subsequent Sovereigns arose with the series I, II and III Jaguar XJ6. The V12 versions of the Daimler, available from 1972 to 1997 were named Daimler Double-Six after the original Daimler V12s. An extended wheelbase version was introduced which eventually became the standard model. From 1975, the 2.8 litre was replaced by a 3.4 litre version of the XK engine. Finally, Jaguar introduced a short-lived two-door pillarless coupé version of the Series II using the short wheelbase floorpan with Daimler versions using both six and twelve cylinder engines. It is this, the coupé that has proved the most enduring. Built, as it was, in relatively low numbers but demonstrating a purity of profile that has become very sought after.
This fine, 5.3 litre V12 example has undergone some external and internal restoration in recent years. The paintwork has been freshened-up and, detailed within the paperwork, are a number of invoices detailing works undertaken. These include a full service, a complete rear brake overhaul as well as numerous other minor jobs to bring this stylish coupé into the condition it is in today. A series of MoT test certificates back up the mileage including and the car will come with new MoT test certificate valid for one year. Supplied with the original owner book and workshop manual, this most attractive coupé not only presents in good order throughout but can be driven away from the sale."