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Lot 118: Daimler Double Six

Classic, Collectors & Sports Cars, Barons (16 April 2012)

There are many different types of motoring pleasures but there are few motor cars that could offer the combination of performance, ride and handling that came with the V12 Sovereign (XJ12). Capable of indecent speed, which could be reached embarrassingly easily, the V12 Jaguar XJ also cosseted the occupants in luxury and isolated them from the hustle and bustle outside of their cocoon. While the S3 XJ6 would be consigned to history in April 1987, the V12 version would remain in production for another six years, until Jaguar could finally fit a V12 engine into the XJ40. The Series Three V12 was then dropped and within a few years, the magnificent engine itself would be replaced by a V8. The most luxurious of the V12 range, was the Daimler Double Six, which are also the rarest of the breed. The Daimler offered a unique interior lay-out and the that unmistakable fluted grill but they were mechanically identical to the Jaguar. Offered here is a 1988 example of the Double Six, which is finished in Cobalt blue with contrasting cream hide. The car comes complete with an extensive history file, a stamped service booklet and many previous MoT certificates.

Lot Details
Auction Classic, Collectors & Sports Cars
Barons, Esher Hall- Sandown Park, England
TypeCar
Lot Number118
Estimate£2000-£3000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1900
Year1988
Condition rating
Registration numberF646 EDV
Mileage-
Chassis numberSAJDDALW3CA480519
Engine number7P061072HA
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4