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Lot : Daimler Double-Six Series III V12 Saloon

The Oxford Sale, Bonhams (9 December 2013)

Although introduced with XK six-cylinder power under the bonnet, it had always been Jaguar's intention that its XJ6 flagship would accommodate the new all-alloy V12 engine that had debuted in the E-Type sports car, 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 superlative high performance with a level of luxury unmatched by many a less-accommodating grand tourer costing several times as much. The name 'Double-Six' was chosen for the Daimler version, evoking memories of a great 12-cylinder model from the marque's past. Capable of wafting its occupants along at three-figure speeds in considerable luxury and almost complete silence, the Double-Six and its Jaguar equivalent remained in production until 1993, becoming the world's most successful twelve-cylinder saloons. Currently displaying a total of circa 115,000 miles on the odometer, this automatic-transmission Double-Six Series III was purchased by the current vendor in 2001 and has been kept in garage storage - unused - ever since. Although in perfect running condition when acquired, 'E444 EPA' requires re-commissioning and MoT preparation before returning the road and thus is sold strictly as viewed. Described as in generally good condition, with immaculate grey leather interior, the car is offered with sundry invoices and Swansea V5 document.

Lot Details
Auction The Oxford Sale
Bonhams, Oxford, Woodstock, UK
TypeCar
Lot Number-
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£300
Hammer Price (inc premium)£345
Year1987
Condition rating3
Registration numberE444 EPA
Mileage-
Chassis numberSADDDBRLW3CA478158
Engine number7P058653HA
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4