From 1972 Jaguar's 5.3-litre V12 engine was available in the XJ range, and for the Daimler version a name used by the company from 1926 to 1938 was revived. Sir William Lyons had retired from Jaguar in 1972 and the new chairman was FRW (Lofty) England. Lofty England had been a Daimler apprentice from 1927 to 1932 and taken second place in the first ever RAC rally driving a 30/40 hp Daimler Double-Six and so he decreed that the new V12 Daimler would be known as Double-Six.
Unlike the Jaguar, the twelve-cylinder Daimler had the same radiator grill as its six-cylinder sibling, and externally only the badges distinguished them. The Double-Six followed the same changes as the Sovereign from Series I to Series III, although the Sovereign name was transferred to Jaguar, the Double-Six name remained with Daimler throughout Series III production, which continued until 1992.
This example is a 1982 Daimler Double Six V12 saloon with a genuine 30,000 miles, it has been in the same family until recently, and is a total time warp car. The vendor states that this car is in remarkable condition, and comes with the original purchase invoice from Swain and Jones, a Jaguar main dealer in Farnham Surrey, showing that Fleet Caravans purchased this vehicle in 1982. It was owned by the family until this year, when the private number plate was removed and the vehicle passed on to the current owner.
The car comes with the original service booklet, plus numerous service bills etc from the Jaguar dealer until 2014, where upon it was garaged and seldom used. The colour is a Silver Sand Metallic with full Doeskin leather interior. It is fitted with a factory electric sunroof, which is working. The air-conditioning is fully working and the car has was serviced within the last 20 miles.
The vendor states that this vehicle is a pleasure to drive, with everything working as it should, and the interior a pleasure to sit in. This is one of the lowest genuine mileage examples available on the market and a rare find in this condition.
There is a dropbox with more photos of the car: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5rbn02xtqcisrpq/AACoRtW-UNx3LDjrl9CepDR5a?dl=0
A video of the car driving: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wuocfnudmiu9s16/AACp-ZZQRGJjV91I15WyYamia?dl=0
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