Daimler Double Six
FRW “Lofty” England, the successor to Sir William Lyons, as Managing Director of Jaguar Cars, had been a Daimler apprentice from 1927-32 and had taken 2nd place in the very first RAC rally driving a 30/40hp Daimler Double-Six.
In 1972 on the arrival of the new V12 luxury saloon he decreed that it was to be baptized the Daimler Double-Six and so a legend was born.
The Series 111, the final derivation of the Daimler Double-Six arrived in 1979 and like it’s predecessors, benefited from the clean-cut, new body designed by famed Italian design house, pininfarina. The new design Featured a sleeker more elegant roofline with more glass and a slightly more refined look to the front and rear elevations, whilst still retaining the wonderfully distinctive Daimler Chrome-work. This was the Flagship car of the Jaguar/Daimler line.
It would be hard to imagine news footage of the late 1980s & early 1990s without a member of the cabinet or the house of Windsor ascending elegantly out of a Double Six, no other car of the period epitomized brisk luxury travel like a Daimler and in such truly understated British fashion. This was the car that meant business and it was loved and exported all over the world.
Manufacturer – Daimler
Model – Double-Six Series 111
Year – 1988
Engine Size – 5343cc
Transmission – Automatic
Fuel – Petrol
Our particular Double-Six rolled off the production line on the 12th December 1988, finished in Signal Red with Magnolia hide upholstery, It has remained in the UK all of its life and is still as immaculate today as it was back in 1988. It comes complete with all the usual Daimler refinements Luxury leather seats Burr walnut dashboard and door capping’s, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, central locking and electric windows.
It drives like a dream, providing effortless power, as you would expect from a 5343 cc V12 HE engine delivering 295 hp.
The Daimler is a one family owned plus 1 other owner car and comes with the original Daimler document case complete with all the original manuals and booklets.
There are 5 previous owners notified on the log book, which, from what information we can gather and according to the previous owner is, The registering Dealership, a Grandfather, Son and Grandson from 1 family + the previous owner before us. The car seems to have had an extremely sheltered life covering just over 44,000 miles in it’s nearly 32 years of existence so far.
We have a replacement dealership service record booklet this was replaced in 1993, service stamped on 24th March 1993 having covered 27,839 miles.
We have a collection of some service stamps in the service book approx. 20 MOT certificates and it appears that the car was sorned off the road on 3 separate occasions totaling about 9 years. All these documents clearly show the life of the vehicle and the annual record of the vehicles mileage.
Currently the milometer is reading 44404 miles, which based on the records in our possession, is without doubt correct.
Price on enquiry.