Daimler Sovereign Double SIX Series III in Dubbo, NSW
Sale price: $6,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 10.03.2014
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Model:||Sovereign Double Six|
|Number of Doors:||4|
|Interior Color:||Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM, FM Stereo, CD Player, Climate Control, Cruise Control, Leather Seats, Power-assisted Steering (PAS), Power Seats, Power Windows, Sunroof|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear (most titles)|
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Daimler Sovereign Double SIX Series III in Dubbo, NSW for sale
Daimler Sovereign Double Six Series III. 1987
This very beautiful Daimler Double Six was first serviced in London in May of 1987. The original log book then shows it was regularly serviced till the last service in England dated 22nd October 1998 at Surrey. It was then imported into Australia by the then English owner when he emigrated to Australia. The original import papers are in a folder with the Australian service history. C&H Leaver. Jaguar Specialists of Artarmon. continued the service of this vehicle.
This Daimler has only done a total of some 118. 00 miles.
I am the fouth owner of this classic automobile. The second owner bought the car in England in 1994. and then brought it out to Australia when he emigrated here in 1998. It then went to its third owner in 2008. who did not wish to sell this car but due to circumstances did not have a choice. I bought the Daimler in 2012. I enjoy working on collectable cars but due to health changes cannot continue so unfortunately am selling this beautiful and highly collectable vehicle.
When I got the Daimler I checked the compression of the engine. The only cylinder that was a bit down was No. 1 in A bank. It was 190. All the rest were 200 and above. I checked with the throttle closed so this could have also reduced the reading. At the same time I removed all the injectors. had them cleaned and installed new rubbers. Also changed the spark plugs. The V12 runs well with plenty of smooth power at hand.
While everything works on the car. the air con does need a re gas. The previous owner advised me of this and said it dropped off over the years mainly due to not being used that often.
I think the ride is a bit to soft-even for a Daimler Sovereign. If I could still work on the car I would be replacing the shock absorbers.
There is also a rattle on the front end somewhere. At first this concerned me but it does not affect the drivability of the car. It steers and stops straight. and is very responsive to any change in direction. Somewhere something is loose and rattles over some bumps. Many years ago I had a similar problem with another car and it turned out to be the brake linings. They were not installed correctly. I took them out. put some special grease on the back of the pads and rattle gone. However. I do not know if that is the problem this time as I have not investigated the problem further as it does not seem to affect the performance of the car in any way.
The automatic gearbox and the whole driveline are incredibly smooth. This car is a joy to drive.
As you can see in the pictures the leather on the base of the drivers seat needs attention. This does not affect the comfort. which is excellent. The base of the passengers seat is showing a few signs of wear-very minor I think. The rear seats and roof lining are perfect. Remember that this vehicle has not been restored-you are seeing a very original and unmolested Daimler Sovereign.
When I bought the Daimler I was told that it did not have any rust. and nor could I see any. I did not put it up on a hoist then. Since then I have put it up on my hoist. I have found a rust hold on the underside of the back of the boot. It is in no way structural and would be an easy repair. You could also clean it up and paint with some fish oil to stop any further rust. You can only see it from underneath when the car is lifted by a hoist.
This car has both mechanically and body wise been maintained at an extremely high level throughout its life. I have receipts for all work done since landing in Australia. and before that the service log book from new. The paintwork is as good as it looks in the pictures.
And yes. the tool kit is complete and looks unused.
I am located in Dubbo. The car can be driven anywhere as is. Happy to deliver if you pay for the petrol and return trip-would actually enjoy the drive.
If you have any queries please send me an email.
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