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Overview

Produced: 1968-1992, 4116 produced.
Types: Limousine
Daimler Ds420 Brochure 05 Pp5 Details (1975)

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.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
4235ccS6 DOHCJaguar XK92.07mm x 106mm8

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
SU2

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Automatic3

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/R

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
109 mph15 mpg245 bhp 5000

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscInboard disc

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
11' 7"4' 8"4' 8"18' 8"6' 4" 0 (42)

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