1977 Daimler Sovereign

Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX

Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00

In effect, a luxury version of the acclaimed Jaguar XJ6, the Daimler Sovereign was manufactured by Jaguar Cars alongside its eponymous models in Browns Lane, Coventry. The main differences between the Jaguars and Daimlers were the distinctive Daimler fluted radiator grill and upgraded upholstery and interior trim. Introduced to universal praise in September 1968, the Jaguar was an instant success, demand for the new model was such that Jaguar initially had difficulty in keeping pace with it, to the extent that even motoring journalists experienced problems in getting hold of a car to test drive! In a contemporary road test report, a head-to-head comparison was done between the Jaguar XJ6 and the then current model of Rolls-Royce. The testers concluded that the ''Coventry Cat'' was by far the superior vehicl