1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H

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Lot 45
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon
Registration no. DPW 206K Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H

£ 10,000 - 12,000
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon
Registration no. DPW 206K
Chassis no. IT3125BW
Engine no. 7G19716H
Odometer reading: 54,900
MOT: Exempt


*Automatic transmission
*Offered from long-term storage
*Circa 54,000 miles from new
*Good service history


"The XJ6 is an immensely satisfying car to drive, giving every encouragement to take pride in handling it, and making every journey seem too short because arrival curtails the enjoyment." – Autocar.
Outwardly distinguishable from the Jaguar XJ6 only by its fluted radiator grille and different badging, the Daimler Sovereign that appeared a year after the XJ's 1968 launch was in effect a top-of-the-range model, with most optional extras incorporated as standard. Both XJ6 and Sovereign were built initially in either 2.8- or 4.2-litre versions, with automatic transmission preferred by the vast majority of customers, as was the case with the first owner of this car.
This highly original and little used Daimler Sovereign was delivered new to a Mr Howell of Norfolk by G Baxter & Sons of Fakenham. A 2016 auction catalogue description on file states that the car was put into dry storage in 1986 at 54,000 miles, remaining there until re-commissioned in 2016. It was also stated at that time that the car had superb paintwork and a lovely leather interior, and that it drove well. The mileage total was still quoted as 54,000 when the Daimler next changed hands at another auction in 2018, and it remains at that figure today. The car comes with its original service booklet, with 19 entries, plus the owner's handbook; radio instructions; wiring diagram; Haynes workshop manual; and a V5C Registration Certificate. A well-preserved and original example of a model now enjoying classic status.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 80 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20 /25
    Body Work: 4
    Paint: 4
    Glass: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Axles: 4
    Suspension: 4
    Brakes: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 16 /20
    Seats: 4
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Trim: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8 /10
    Main components: 4
    Ancillary components: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 16 /20
    Starting: 4
    Running: 4
    Under Bonnet: 4
    Mechanical components: 4

    Car History File: 4
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
1971 Daimler Sovereign 2.8-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. IT3125BW Engine no. 7G19716H
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