Daimler Sovereign 420 1966 (66) Brown
1966 Daimler Sovereign 420 Automatic - Left Hand Drive.
I have inspected many Jaguar saloon bodies over the years and this is without doubt the most rust free car I have ever come across. It is a straight and solid car that has been used but well looked after in California for most of its life.
Both the Engine number and Chassis number (on bonnet landing panel) match the chassis plate. Currently painted brown, it was originally Willow Green as can be seen in the boot of the car and under the bonnet. The interior is beige.
All the exterior panels appear very straight and the door gaps tight and even.
The doors operate as they should. Looking under the car, all the jacking points are sound as are the floors, rails and sills. The outer sills still have the original willow green paint on them.
The paintwork on the body is not a great job and the roof has crazed significantly. There is no damage but it will need to be stripped off and repainted correctly. Willow Green is a stunning colour on the 420 and Sovereign and we would recommend this example was returned to its original colour scheme. After all, there is absolutely no welding needed so a first class repaint is in order.
It would benefit from the suspension bushes and bearings being replaced during recommissioning. The car starts and drives.
An added bonus is that this car has factory equipped wire wheels with the Daimler logo knock-off spinners. It also has an air conditioning system installed which would be likely a rare dealer-option..
The interior is complete but needs a re-trim. The woodwork is all there and in reasonable condition but would be re-lacquered as part of a re-trim.
The windscreen is cracked but a period replacement comes with the car.
All in all, the car is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for the rare Daimler variant of the 420.
The car will be sold with NOVA and Jaguar Heritage Certificate. It can be viewed by appointment in Sutton, Surrey.
Tel 07931 360396
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