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We are delighted to offer this beautifully presented Daimler 4.2 Sovereign that is finished in British Racing Green with Red leather upholstery, fitted from new with automatic transmission and sporting chrome wire wheels. The Daimler Sovereign was a truly prestigious motor car built using the 4.2 litre six cylinder Jaguar engine, available with either manual overdrive transmission or Borg Warner Model 8 Automatic gearbox, and standard equipment included Varamatic varying ratio power steering, heated rear window, electric clock, Girling servo assisted disc brakes on all wheels and fully independent suspension. The interior styling made lavish use of walnut veneers, leather upholstery and heavily padded surrounds to the instrument panel, parcel shelf and door capping’s. Daimler quoted that enthusiasts everywhere would welcome this elegant and powerful model which combines the very latest developments in modern high-performance engineering and built in safety with all the true characteristics that have made Daimler prestige motoring world famous.
On driving the car its clear Daimler's statement was accurate; it really is a wonderful car to drive. The fantastic Jaguar 4.2 engine offers exceptional power and performance and with the all-round disc brakes, independent suspension and power steering, the car feels very advanced for 1968. This is a luxurious, prestige car ideal for long distance motoring in comfort, and with the automatic transmission, the Daimler is just effortless to drive and will not disappoint. This is a gorgeous cruising car that has been used sparingly over the past 20 years with previous MOT certificates confirming the car has covered just 4000 miles since restoration work in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Whilst relatively low mileage has been covered, the Daimler has been regularly MOT tested and not left standing for large periods of time.
Having covered just 4000 miles since major work over 20 years we can confirm the Daimler is in mechanically strong condition and presents superbly with an excellent bodyshell and beautiful British Racing Green paintwork. The history file confirms the car was a show winner in the early 2000's and we can see why. The body all these years on is first class and the paintwork and chrome beautiful. Mechanically the Daimler was treated to some major engine work in 1997 and receipts are on file for all new brakes, new suspension bushes, anti-roll bar links, steering bushes, ball joints gaiters, front Gaz shocks, internal steering box seals, new exhaust system, hub oil seals, and all new splined hubs in the early 2000's. Photos and invoices are on file showing the rear axle subframe being completely overhauled and rebuilt with new rear springs, shocks, discs and pads, the frame also painted and detailed. The interior trim was treated to a new wool headlining, sun visors were re-trimmed, and a new carpet set fitted.
Invoices are in the history since restoration so we can confirm the Daimler has been meticulously maintained. The car has been regularly serviced and in 2012 work was carried out to the gearbox and more recently a new fuel pump fitted. There is no doubt this is a stunning car, its quite simply exceptional in terms of its external appearance with stunning paintwork, chrome wires and high quality general brightwork. The interior is very smart and well presented, the engine bay is ready to show, and on the road performance is first class ensuring this Daimler is a car that can be used for long distance touring, local shows, events and rallies. We do not see many Daimler 420's and are delighted to offer this highly desirable car onto the market.