<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L

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Lot 313¤
1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine

Sold for US$ 8,960 inc. premium
1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine
Chassis no. 1M3303BW
Engine no. 7M3487L

4,235cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
165bhp at 4,250rpm
3-Speed Borg Warner Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Disc Brakes

*Delivered new to the UK
*In the present family ownership for nearly four decades
*Documented by it Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate
*Royal luxury


THE DS420

A replacement for the aging Majestic Major Limousine, the DS420 was introduced in 1968. The new car was based on a stretched Jaguar 420G floorpan and running gear, the latter's all-independent suspension providing excellent handling and ride characteristics, while the six-cylinder XK engine ensured that there was no shortage of power. Motor Panels built the traditionally styled bodies, which were trimmed by Vanden Plas and, later, Jaguar themselves. Popular with mayors and funeral directors, the spacious, seven-seater Daimler was also a favorite of the Royal Family, whose warrant the company still holds. Production of the last of the coachbuilt Daimlers ceased in 1992.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This resplendent limousine was manufactured on June 29, 1976 and dispatched nearly two months later on August 20th to the distributor Reeve & Stedeford in Birmingham, UK. Originally registered with the mark "SDA 955" in Wolverhampton, it was finished in black over olive leather. It is known that the car was in the collection of Nick Taylor in the UK in the late 1970s. Mr. Taylor brought the car to the United States aboard the Queen Elizabeth II while on vacation. During the trip, Mr. Taylor met the grandfather of current owner, who acquired the car from him in the early 1980s.

Remaining the same family collection since, it is understood to have been featured in the opening sequence of a soap opera filmed near the owner's garage. In the early 1990s, the left side of the car sustained paint damage when coming out of the garage and was subsequently repainted in the current two-tone color scheme. More recently, the seller reports that the entire brake system was replaced, and the fuel pumps were rebuilt in 2016, although no receipts are on file. Reported by the owner to be an exceptionally nice driver and very usable machine, it represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most luxurious and elegant limousines in such top condition that it would be nigh impossible to replicate.

Footnotes

  • This Daimler is titled as a model year 1977

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this Daimler is titled as a model year 1977. Also note, the title for this vehicle will be in transit.
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<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
<b>1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine</b><br />Chassis no. 1M3303BW<br />Engine no. 7M3487L
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