The Daimler limousine DS420 was produced between 1968 and 1992. The DS420 was announced in June 1968 to replace the DR450. It was entirely a Jaguar product, using the 4.2 litre version of the Jaguar XK straight six engine. The Limousine was based on the floor pan of Jaguar's 420G with a wheelbase extended an extra 21 in. The frontal styling had the Jaguar four-headlight treatment, mated to a Daimler radiator grill. Jaguar 420G underpinnings were also apparent from the twin ten gallon fuel tanks set in each of the rear wings, each with its own electric SU pump selected by a dashboard mounted switch. Three of the six rear passengers sat on a bench-seat behind the glass division, and three more passengers could fit on occasional fold-up seats. The DS was always half the price of an "off-the-peg" standard series production long wheel base Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.
The vendor has owned this car for 17 years and is only selling it because of upcoming retirement. This year they have spent circa £4,000 on the engine and any other mechanical work deemed necessary. There are early logbooks, old MoTs and bills of sale. The car drives as it should but would benefit from minor bodywork repairs to the offside damage.
Please note that the vehicle has been the subject of an insurance total loss payment in 1987.
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