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Lot 123: Daimler Double Six Saloon

Jaguar Heritage + Classic & Collectors Motor Cars, Barons (29 April 2008)

The time is September 1968 and the Telegraph magazine has a large feature on the new Jaguar saloon. The journalist is wowed by the ride quality and all-round performance of this new Jaguar, as would all those who tested the model over the coming months. The new model was, of course, the XJ6, which was often awarded the accolade of the "Best Car in the World" and formed the basis of the Jaguar/Daimler saloon range for the next 20 years. Topping the XJ range was the Daimler Double-Six, a title which stretched back nearly 100 years, to 1926 but in this case it refers to a derivative of a Jaguar XJ Saloon, rather than a limited edition, bespoke car for royalty. Offered here is a Series 2 Daimler 66, which is said to have been in dry storage for 13 years. The car has recently been repainted, in the original Squadron blue, MoT tested and put back on the road. The car is offered complete with the valuable registration XJA 533. The photograph is of s similar but not identical car.

Lot Details
Auction Jaguar Heritage + Classic & Collectors Motor Cars
Barons, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number123
Estimate£3000-£4500
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1977
Condition rating3
Registration numberXJA533
Mileage-
Chassis number2K2583BW
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4