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1978 Daimler Sovereign Convertible (Long wheelbase)

Sale price: £12,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Daimler
Model: Sovereign Convertible (Long wheelbase)
Year: 1978
Type: Sports/Convertible
Mileage: 48,500
Transmission: Automatic
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1978 Daimler Sovereign Convertible (Long wheelbase) for sale

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  • 1978 Daimler Sovereign Convertible (Long wheelbase)
  • 1978 Daimler Sovereign Convertible (Long wheelbase)
  • 1978 Daimler Sovereign Convertible (Long wheelbase)
  • 1978 Daimler Sovereign Convertible (Long wheelbase)
  • 1978 Daimler Sovereign Convertible (Long wheelbase)
  • 1978 Daimler Sovereign Convertible (Long wheelbase)

For sale by auction on Saturday 06 June 2015 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
Probably the earliest known example of a convertible XJ was a
series I specially prepared for Queen Elizabeth II's visit to
Mauritius in 1972. apparently it was converted out in Mauritius.
Cabriolet International. based in Blackpool. followed the same four
door theme but to a far superior design. Starting with a Jaguar XJ6
Series II or Series III saloon. they cut the steel from the roof. br/>leaving around three inches of the original roof in place around
the door frames and windscreen. They then fitted a cross beam
between the two 'B' pillars. which created a very strong structure
for a four door car and also meant that when the roof was closed it
was hardly distinguishable from a standard saloon from a distance.
With the hood open the occupants could experience open top comfort
but within the virtual safety of the normal saloon. Cabriolet
International's hood mechanism had quite an advantage over some of
the other coachbuilders converting Jaguar XJ6's in that when the
hood is open it laid flat on the rear parcel shelf thereby not
obscuring the rear view as much as some conversions.

This 1978 Daimler Sovereign long wheelbase was converted by
Cabriolet International Ltd and. it is believed in the early 1980s. br/>then restored in 2013. Fitted with a replacement engine. the more
economical 4. 2 litre. straight six unit in 2014. this Daimler
Sovereign is finished in pale blue with dark blue convertible top
and magnolia leather interior. It comes supplied with a V5C
registration document. an MoT test certificate which expires in
July 2015 and a file containing a number of recent invoices and
articles relating to Cabriolet International convertibles. This
unusual Daimler convertible is an ideal car giving the benefit of
open air motoring with the luxury of the Daimler Sovereign
saloon.

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