The 420/Sovereign traces its origins back to the Jaguar Mark 2, which was introduced in 1959 and sold through most of the 1960s. Jaguar thought that a similar sized car with high standards of technical sophistication and luxury would be successful. Demands for more luxurious features would add weight to any future models, forcing the drive towards a 4.2-litre-engined compact saloon. A combination of the 4.2-litre engine with the compact saloon body was expected to have market appeal.
Consequently, Sir William initiated development of a new saloon based on the S-Type, retaining its 54-inch independent rear suspension but adding a twin-carburettor version of the 4.2-litre powerplant and frontal styling more akin to that of the Mark X. The new car was released in August 1966 in the form of two badge-engineered models, the Jaguar 420 and the Daimler Sovereign.
This is the rare sought after manual with overdrive, version of the refined Jaguar 420. Opalescent Silver Blue, with Blue Leather seats, this car has lots of Service/Repair receipts, some dating back as far as the car's 1st Service. There are also old MOTs, and the current one was issued with only one advisory. Things such as all the door locks, heater, etc work, the choke has been converted to manual operation, and the car comes with a Full Tool Kit. The car drives extremely well.
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