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Lot 321: Daimler Double-Six Series III V12 Saloon

Collectors' Motor Cars, Bonhams (11 April 2011)

Although introduced with XK six-cylinder power under the bonnet, it had always been Jaguar's intention that its flagship XJ6 saloon would accommodate the new all-alloy V12 engine that had debuted in the E-Type, and the resulting XJ12 duly appeared in July 1972. With a top speed of over 135mph courtesy of the 5.3-litre V12's 272bhp, the newcomer combined high performance with a level of luxury unmatched by many a less-accommodating grand tourer costing several times as much. Harking back to the marque's flagship model of the 1920s, the name 'Double-Six' was chosen for the Daimler equivalent. A longer-wheelbase alternative was introduced in August 1972, becoming the standard bodyshell when the model was up-graded to Series II specification the following year while a restyled cabin, courtesy of Pininfarina, distinguished the Series III of 1979.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars
Bonhams, The Royal Air Force Museum, London
TypeCar
Lot Number321
Estimate£3000-£5000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£5200
Hammer Price (inc premium)£5980
Year1982
Condition rating0
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Number of doors4