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1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12

Sale price: £8,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 17.08.2016

Car location: Romford, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: This car is a beautifully presented Daimler Double Six in Dorchester Grey, with perfect condition grey leather, and all over in excellent condition, with only a few minor blemishes, as disclosed in the pictures; it's not right to hide or ignore things, no matter how small: •On the drivers door, there is a small rust bubble, the same on the drivers side rear door and 3 small rust spots surrounding the rear window •The Centre console panel has 2 cracks in it (this can be replaced from www.myrtleltd.com) •The wheels have 3 points where the paint has been scuffed
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Daimler
Model: Double Six
Year: 1985
Type: Standard Car
Doors: 4
Color: Grey
Mileage: 88,000
Engine: 5,300
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Interior/Comfort Options: Leather Seats, Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Locks, Power Seats
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1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12 for sale

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  • 1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12
  • 1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12
  • 1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12
  • 1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12
  • 1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12
  • 1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12
  • 1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12
  • 1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12
  • 1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12
  • 1985 Daimler Double Six 5.3L V12

1985 Daimler Double Six 5. 3 V12  

  

A  beautifully presented. one off example of what can be achieved with these amazing machines.    

  

For sale is the last of the classic shaped V12s. the Series 3; a beautiful. well appointed. Dorchester grey Daimler Double Six. with sumptuous. restored. light grey leather interior. with in excess of £30. 00 spent on restoration. modification and improvements.    

  

The bodywork is in excellent condition. with fully restored leather interior. showing no age at all. despite it's 30 years.   The car was MOT'd in June 

 

This was a much loved and enjoyed project. nbsp; which now needs a new home. so a new project can be started.   The list of work for this car has to be seen to be believed and is listed below. but in short: 

Full engine rebuild and blueprint 

Significant head work 

Converted from automatic to manual 

Converted from the tired. ineffective fuel injection to race bred Weber IDF carburettors 

Electronic distributor-less ignition 

Hayward & Scott branch exhaust manifolds 

A host of cosmetic improvements and repairs.    

  

The engine was rebuilt at 87. 00 miles and has been run for less than 2. 00 since then.    

  

This car has a couple of minor blemishes. as disclosed in the pictures; it's not right to hide or ignore things. no matter how small: 

On the drivers door. there is a small rust bubble. the same on the drivers side rear door and 3 small rust spots surrounding the rear window 

The Centre console panel has 2 cracks in it (this can be replaced from www. myrtleltd. com) 

The wheels have 3 points where the paint has been scuffed 

 

Classic examples of this car. with low mileage and original trim are commanding upwards of £18. 00 for the same condition; as a modified example. with the blemishes described. despite the work and money spent. this car is not expected to match those. but it is being offered with a significantly lower price. which. given the spec and condition. is an incredible bargain and an amazing car to own and drive.  

 

The full list of work is as follows:  

  

Upgrades/Major changes:  

Getrag 265 5 speed manual gearbox conversion  

9. 5" AP racing clutch  

Replaced 2. 88:1 differential with 3. 54:1  

Custom built Hayward & Scott branch exhaust manifolds  

AJ6 Big bore TT extractor exhaust  

Davies Craig  EWP115 electric water pump 

Aluminium radiator 

Twin Electric fan kit 

Engine Work  

Bottom end balanced (Crank. flywheel. front pulley. con-rods. pistons)  

Pistons cleaned  

New piston rings  

Bores re-honed/liners replaced as required  

New shells  

Mechanical water pump removed. replaced with Davies Craig  EWP115  

Mechanical fan removed. replaced with Electric fan kit  

Head Work  

Light skim  

Inlet manifolds ported and matched to manifolds  

New valve guides  

Valve seats multi-angle cut  

Exhaust - 45. 30. 45  

Inlet - 45. 30  

Valve shoulders narrowed  

Valves re-cut  

Fast road cams: 282 degree (248 standard) - Timed to 106 Degrees (112 Degrees standard)  

6 x Webber IDF40 (12 pots) Performance Carburettors  

130mm Main jets  

0. 55mm Idle jets  

32mm Main venturi's  

Twin WFP501 fuel pumps  

Running at 4. 5PSI. with flow of up to 130 l/ph  

Electromotive distributor-less ignition  

Custom Magnecor HT leads  

3 core aluminium radiator   

Alternator upgraded to 95A unit from the 6L XJ12  

Toad alarm with Total Closure  

Minor Changes/Repairs:  

Optima Yellow top battery  

Vacuum plenum with anti-pulse valves  

New clutch master cylinder  

Replaced all suspension and steering rack bushes with poly  

Replaced all universal joints in drive shafts  

Replaced brake fluid  

Replaced steering rack bushes with poly  

Replaced cam chain tensioner  

Replaced cam chain  

Solid engine mounts  

Gearbox mount modified to replace spring with solid rubber  

Replaced rear inbound discs & pads  

Cosmetic Changes:  

New Tank covers 

New wings 

New grille 

New side repeaters 

Jaguar XKR BBS Montreal 19" Alloys. sprayed silver to match the car  

Bodywork re-sprayed where necessary  

Walnut steering wheel replacing original  

Blue silicone water hoses replaced stock items  

Steam cleaned block  

Cleaned and degreased engine bay  

Cleaned and degreased underside of car  

Cleaned and degreased rear suspension assembly  

Tidied up cabling in engine bay  

Reconditioned seats  

Braided fuel lines with blue anodised clamps  

Bead blasted:  

Timing cover  

Heads  

Cam carriers  

Inlet manifolds  

Engine brace struts  

Coolant overflow tank  

Polished/Chromed:  

Coolant pipes  

Coolant pipe block  

Engine hooks  

Re-painted:  

Engine braces  

Cam covers  

Front radiator cover  

Coolant overflow tank  

Dyno Mat added  

Boot floor  

Boot walls  

Boot lid  

Front doors  

Rear doors   

Toys:  

Reversing camera  

Rear view mirror with 5" display built in  

 

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