A Lovely Daimler 420 Sovereign. Originally Used As A Wedding Car.

About:

Sold to Jaguar in 1960, the Daimler’s remarkable history is unsurpassed. Established in 1893, the Daimler company have a long history as a superior vehicle manufacturer, favoured by both the British aristocracy and the British royal family.

With a Royal Warrant that lasted for fifty years and Winston Churchill amongst its most ardent fans, the Daimler’s status as a superior, aspirational car was sealed.

Becoming part of Jaguar in 1960, the Daimler Sovereign was first released in 1966. Based on Jaguar’s luxurious, sporty, 1966 420 (which evolved from the luxe Jaguar S-type), the Daimler was composed of the Jaguar’s latest body shell, chassis and engine.

Retaining its reputation as a sophisticated, desirable car, the Daimler Sovereign’s distinct 4-headlight nose, 4.21 straight-six XK engine, dual-line hydraulic braking system, efficient cross-flow radiator, different-sized seating, padded Rexine cappings on the doors and trim and centrally mounted clock were some of the many improvements that distinguished it from the S-type. Additionally, aesthetics including the flying D mascot on the bonnet and premium walnut trim, also set it apart from the 420.

The Daimler Sovereign quickly gained a reputation as a high-performing, luxe sports car with outstanding performance. Later, the next version of the Sovereign was modelled on the Jaguar XJ6.

Losing its name in 1983, it simply became known as the Daimler. In some countries it was known as the Jaguar Vanden Plus, for a few top of the range versions, it received the title of Vanden Plus. However, the story for Daimler is clearly far from over and there is oft- talk of the Daimler’s possible revival.

The car:

This gorgeous 1967 Daimler Sovereign 420 Automatic is in great condition and very good mechanical order. A beautiful former wedding car, this is a distinguished elegant find that is still a smooth, superior ride.

History:

This wonderful piece of British motoring history, is a former wedding car. The Daimler Sovereign has had three former keepers and comes complete with a full and extensive history, that includes the original handbook and old photographs of this sophisticated British classic in action. Having recently been repainted, this Daimler Sovereign is MOT and tax exempt – a wonderful find that will be a joy to drive.

Engine:

This wonderful Daimler Sovereign has the famed straight-six Jaguar engine, used in Jags and Daimlers over the years. Featuring the same 4.2L as the E-type, with twin rather than carburettors, as well as a 3-speed automatic gearbox, this 1967 Sovereign delivers a very smooth, strong and efficient ride – exactly as you would expect.

The current recorded mileage is 74,000.

Exterior: Finished in Old English White, this gorgeous Daimler has recently been repainted. The chrome work is in good condition and the Sovereign appears to be free from rust on and underneath the body.

Interior: In great condition inside too, the beautiful walnut dash is in good condition, the dark blue leather seats have a lovely patina and are free from any splits or stitches.

Rowland says: “This is a great opportunity to obtain a piece of motoring history, fit for royalty for over fifty years, this former wedding car is well worth a look.

Viewing is by appointment only please. Give us a call us on 0333 3355 054 and come and see this beautiful Daimler for yourself.

Details

  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Recorded Mileage: 74000
  • Engine Size: 4200
  • Cylinders: Straight Six
  • Date First Registered: 1967
  • Drive Side: Right Hand Drive
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Exterior Colour: White
  • Interior Colour: Blue
  • Tax Exempt: Yes
  • MOT Exempt: Yes
  • Our Price: £12995
  • Our Grading: 3
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