1968-1992, 4116 produced.
Perhaps one of the most popular and recognisable post-war British limousines first appeared in 1968, the Daimler DS420. No royal wedding or state procession would be complete without a long line of these stately cars quietly wafting along. Production of the DS420 lasted until 1992 and many of the 4116 examples were exported to embassies, foreign royal households and business users.
The DS420 was originally constructed on a modified Jaguar 420G floorpan and featured the same cars 4.2 litre, twin cam six cylinder engine. All models had automatic gearboxes, independent suspension and thankfully power steering. Although most DS420s were built as closed limousines a handful of open landaulettes were also built to special order.
|4235cc||S6 DOHC||Jaguar XK||92.07mm x 106mm||8|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|109 mph||15 mpg||245 bhp 5000|
Twin Test - Lap of luxury
|Publication||Classic Car Mart November 2010|
|Twin Test - Lap of luxury - With their prestige badges and big-engined power, these upmarket Brits were for the wealthy few back in the Sixties. But which is today's top buy? Paul Guinness investigates. Daimler vs Vanden Plas.|
Room at the top
|Publication||Jaguar Enthusiast September 2008|
|Room at the top- For sheer spaciousness and utter English dignity, the Daimler DS420 Limousine has never been matched by any other Jaguar product.|
Prestige for Peanuts
|Publication||Jaguar Enthusiast January 2004|
|Prestige for Peanuts - Nigel Thorley evaluates a stately Limousine that must these days represent incredible value for money - and it's powered by Jaguar.|