1979 Daimler Sovereign Series 2 4.2 LWB Saloon

Make: Daimler
Model: Sovereign Series 2 4.2 LWB Saloon
Year: 1979
Registration Number: HFG 387T
Chassis Number: 2S-11321DN
Engine Number: 8L.61378-S
Transmission: Manual with Overdrive
Steering: Right Hand Drive
Colour: Old English White
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Mileage: 44769
Guide Price: £6500 - 7500
Road Tax Exempt

Lot No: 210

Jaguar’s XJ6 Series set high standards in terms of comfort and craftsmanship. The Daimler versions went a stage further with the long wheelbase models offering heightened refinement and more space in the already well equipped cabin, adding luxurious leather trim and walnut dashboard and door cappings. The 4.2 litre engine provides abundant power, allowing the occupants to cover great distances in totally relaxed style, and of course the motor car guarantees an impressive arrival at any elegant venue. The manual gearbox with overdrive allows the driver to adopt a more sporting progression if desired.

Supplied by Spink Bournemouth Ltd, this one owner from new, low mileage Sovereign has led an incredibly sheltered life in North Dorset. It boasts a factory fitted special order manual gearbox with overdrive and is therefore an unusual proposition for the Sovereign enthusiast.

In the late Noghties, a photographic refurbishment was carried out, which comprised of a respray, an engine rebuild, a complete braking system overhaul and the fitting of a new exhaust system and a manual choke etc. In 2012, the motor car was set up on Sigma Engineering’s rolling road and a new electronic ignition was fitted.

Now, the motor car is described by the vendor as being very good in all departments. It has been used sparingly throughout the ownership; we understand that the paint and body work remain in good condition and there are no known mechanical faults. The interior in original red leather remains very smart and all instrumentation is believed to be in working order.

The history file contains invoices, a detailed list of parts used in the aforementioned restoration, photographs, the original passport to service and handbook in their original folder and the current V5 registration document.

Auction Date: 1 March 2024