• Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    23 413 km / 14 549 mi
  • Car type 
  • Electric windows
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
  • Metallic 
  • Interior colour 
  • Interior type 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    289 BHP / 294 PS / 216 kW
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


Model history

Daimler Sovereign was a name applied by the British manufacturer Jaguar to a sequence of luxury automobiles between 1966 and 1983. The V12 versions of the Daimler were named 'Double-Six' after the pre-war Daimler V12’s.

The Daimler Double-Six was introduced in 1972 and used Jaguar’s 5.3-Litre V12 engine. These cars were luxurious, serene and effortlessly powerful. Even better were the 'Vanden Plas' examples. People used to say these cars were as good as the Rolls Royce of their day.

This example

This specific Daimler Double Six Series II 5.3-litre V12 VandenPlas was orignally delivered in The Netherlands on the 23th of March in 1979. The car always remaind in Holland and had only 3 owners since. The first owner kept the car 24 years untill he sold it in 2003. In 2004, the car was sold to its current Dutch owner.

In the period 2008-2010 the car was extensively restored in The Netherlands by Jaguar specialists Stenger. A huge photo documentation is available from the restoration. The engine and gearbox were rebuilt and some original upgrades from Jaguar were done as an anti-lock bracking system (ABS). It is clear that no expenses were spared to bring the car back in splendid condition.

The restoration costs exceed the price by far. We are informed that more than 100.000,- Euro was spent on the car. The result speaks for itself: this Daimler is not only a pleasure to look at, but also to drive. Beautifully finished in ‘Mistletoe’ metallic with an brown leather interior, which may well have been a factory order for its first owner.

Price is Euro 42.500,-.

This must be a very good proposition or even a bargain price maybe.. This is British class at its best. Dutch (ECC) registered and fresh APK (like MOT/TUV).

Please call for information or more pictures as required.

Very Superior Old Cars is a classic sportscar consultancy company founded in 1992. We work for our customers to assist with all aspects of their car interests. From acquisition consultancy with restoration advice and management to private sales in our boutique art gallery.

VSOC is centrally located between Amsterdam and The Hague, only 17 km (11 miles) from Schiphol Airport. There is a broad selection of classic sports cars on display, in very good or excellent condition, varying from beautiful yet affordable sports cars to rare and valuable collectors’ items. When you intend to visit us in The Netherlands, we would advise you to make an appointment so that we can give you some quality time. If you arrive by plane or train, we would be happy to pick you up at the airport or train station. Besides Dutch we speak English, German, French and Italian.