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Lot 145: Daimler Sovereign 4.2

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

Daimler Sovereign was a name applied by British manufacturer Jaguar Cars to a sequence of luxury automobiles built by it but carrying the Daimler badge between 1966 and 1983. The Daimler Sovereigns were based on contemporary Jaguar bodyshells, chassis and engines in an example of badge engineering. Jaguar Cars took over The Daimler Company in 1960 and the 1966 Sovereign was the second Daimler to be based on a Jaguar model. The first was the 2� litre V8 with a V8 engine designed by Edward Turner. Unlike the Daimler 2� litre, the Sovereign had a Jaguar engine, marking the end for the Turner designed engines. The first Daimler Sovereign was based on the 1966 Jaguar 420 and is sometimes referred to as the Sovereign 420. Subsequent Sovereigns arose from 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. This very original example was purchased by the present vendor in 2007 and has been used regularly since, and garaged up until about 12 months ago. Finished in Green with dark tan leather interior, this model is becoming a collectable classic and still a joy to drive.

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number145
Estimate£2000-£3000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1974
Condition rating0
Registration numberNN6 6JP
Mileage-
Chassis number2M2214BW
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