1973 Daimler Sovereign Series 2 4.2 Manual

Guide Price: £8,500 to £10,000

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Manufacturer:  Daimler
First Registered:  1974
Model:  Sovereign Series 2 4.2 Manual
Registration No:  YNN 656M
Mileometer:  48,919
Chassis No:  2M1883DN
MOT:  Not Required
Colour:  Regency Red

An exceedingly rare short wheelbase Daimler Sovereign Series 2 manual, thought to be one of about 30 built, in Regency Red with a contrasting biscuit leather interior. This Daimler is one of the earliest Series 2 cars, manufactured on the 3rd December 1973 and supplied in January 1974 by H Truman and Co of Nottingham, as can be seen on the original dealer fit kick plate. YNN 656M is one of the first eight Daimler Series 2s in this configuration, as confirmed by correspondence with a specialist in the history files. The car is also numbers matching with the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate No.3058 confirming this.

The vendor states that this example is in excellent condition, showing a believed genuine mileage of 48,919 as confirmed by the extensive history folders. The car presents with good, even paintwork and shows no rust anywhere on the bodywork or the floors. Up close, the paintwork has a few imperfections including some age-related marks and micro-blistering, but maintains a deep, even shine. The car is free of any apparent underneath due to its excellent maintenance history and being regularly treated with Waxoyl. This Daimler was the subject of a restoration in the 1980s, with extensive documentation and the receipts to verify this. This particular car also comes with an impeccable service history, comprising the details of the restoration along with decades of maintenance and the original service passport.

Mechanically the car is in very good condition, the 4.2 engine in this particular car is fitted with the original HS8 carburettors, and runs strong and smooth through the rev range with good oil pressure and a decent idle. The gearbox changes smoothly and directly, and the overdrive engages properly on the click of the button. The brakes work very well, pulls up straight and locks the wheels with ease.

Recent work includes a new ball joint, new windscreen seal, halogen headlight conversion and a basic service. In the interior, the headlining is not sagging and the seats have worn well and still maintain their original plushness. The original optional Radiomobile radio is present, as are the electric windows and factory option central locking. A full toolkit is present along with the original wheel brace and jack. Some of the chrome work shows minor ageing and the wood veneer in the dash has some imperfections around the glovebox.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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