1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 2H1206BW Engine no. 8L19785S

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Lot 668
1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2-Litre Coupé
Registration no. MLD 821P Chassis no. 2H1206BW Engine no. 8L19785S

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,000 - 7,600
1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2-Litre Coupé
Registration no. MLD 821P
Chassis no. 2H1206BW
Engine no. 8L19785S

Footnotes

  • Outwardly distinguishable from its Jaguar sibling only by the traditional fluted radiator grille and different badging, the Daimler Sovereign that appeared a year after the XJ6’s launch was in effect a top-of-the-range model, with most optional extras incorporated as standard. Launched to much acclaim in 1968, the XJ6 refined concepts embodied by previous Jaguar saloons to create a car rivalling the best offered by Mercedes-Benz. The six-cylinder XK engine was available in either 2.8-litre or 4.2-litre forms initially, the latter capable of propelling Jaguar’s luxuriously appointed flagship to a top speed of 120mph-plus. The prohibitive expense of getting its two-door pillarless bodyshell to meet United States safety regulations meant that the Coupé version never went on sale in the USA. Consequently the model is one of the rarest of the XJ family, being produced between 1975 and 1977 only.
    One of only 1,698 Daimler Sovereign 4.2-litre Coupés built, ‘MLD 821P’ has been in the same family ownership since 1985 and been well maintained, as evidenced by the accompanying extensive history file. Very few miles have been covered since the speedometer was changed in 1999; indeed, at time of MoT in June 2006 the odometer reading was 264 miles. Finished in Royal Blue with tan leather interior, the car is offered MoT to June 2007 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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