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Key Information

Lot number
94
Sale Price
£12,096
Make & Model
Daimler
Registration
OAW229P
Year
1976
Colour
Engine Size
4,235 cc
Chassis No.
2H1441BW
Engine No.
8L26899S
Documents
V5C; invoices dating back to erly/mid 80s; 28 old MOTs; MOT exempt, last expired September 2020 without advisory

Full Description

1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Coupe

Well sorted coupe with new carbs; much recent expenditure; sound jump in and use example of this great style icon

Rarer than the Jaguar version but still possessed with the same fine qualities that made the XJC a true classic, this September 1976 Daimler Coupé has the 285bhp XK-derived 4.2-litre engine and Borg Warner 3-speed automatic gearbox. OAW 229P shows just 68,984 miles on the clock with little use over the past fifteen years.

The history file includes the V5C, DVLA ownership history charting 11 of its 14 former owners back to the begining plus a considerable ream of historic invoices dating back to at least the early mid '80s with notable works including new shockers and springs on all corners in January 2007, replacement of the sill structures on both sides in 2011 at a cost of £960 by Gray Fox Autos of Northfields plus the cost of the sill assemblies themselves from David Manners Ltd at £439, and replacement of the cylinder head, inlet and exhaust valves, 6 buckets, 12 guides, 12 springs and so on at a cost of £1,260 in October 2013 at The Jaguar Workshop in London at c.67,510 miles. In addition, there are an impressive 28 old MOTs on file dating back to 1988.

During our vendor's tenure, he has fitted a new fuel cap seal, new oil cooler pipes, new fuel tank (£227), replaced much of the ignition system (rotor arm, condensor, plugs, contact set/points etc) and spent a small fortune at Auto Classico in Bristol on fitment of 2x modified carbs from Southern Carburetters (£690 alone) with manual choke conversion, modified throttle linkage. It has had its ignition timing re-set at a cost of £1,382 in November 2020 along with another earlier visit in march 2020 at a cost of £1,192 for a full service including a repair to the heater valve system, kick-down function, head lamp wiring and carb tune up. The later replacement carbs have proven an excellent investment and remained trouble free since fitment, our vendor driving the car up to us from the Cotswolds, enjoying every mile.

This Daimler Coupé has a very smart dark blue leather interior, a full-length Webasto sunroof and drop-down rear windows. Walnut dash, power steering and automatic gearbox. It is of course MOT exempt, its last ticket issued in September 2019 when no advisories were recorded, or indeed had been for the previous few years which bodes well.  Bar a few marks and blisters (as pictured) to the lovely white bodywork the car presents well, offering something of the gentleman gangster look - who doesn't love a dapper rogue?

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com