1978 Daimler Sovereign

  • Price
    34 900 EUR
  • Model
    Daimler Sovereign
  • Year
  • Condition
  • Body Type
    Sedan / Saloon
  • Fuel Type
  • Power
    121 kw (165 hp)
  • Mileage
    40,591 km
  • Address
    Crommelinbaan 29a, 2142 EX Cruquius, Netherlands
  • Country
  • Published
    7 months
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  • 1st Reg. Country
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  • Leather Seats
  • Electric windows
  • Air conditioning
  • Power Steering


The “good old” cigars can be pulled out of the desk drawer again and the chesterfield sofa taken out of storage. Because this is a classic to sit back and relax in: a perfectly maintained, old-fashioned good Daimler Sovereign Coupé Series II with a delightful 6-cylinder in-line engine and a historically low mileage of approximately 42,000! The body is rock hard, the technique super smooth and the looks timelessly beautiful. The exclusive coupé earns extra bonus points because - according to the appraiser - only 112 have been delivered worldwide. Where had I left my matches again?

History & technique

Breathing gasoline may be just as unhealthy as smoking cigars. But for both, it is so much fun. Fun is paramount when driving in this characterful British 2-door. The gentleman among the coupes is surprisingly sporty in terms of performance and handling, partly because of the shorter wheelbase. So there is not much time to suck on that cigar. Although the acceleration feels very relaxed.
That "smooth" from the intro is by no means exaggerated: the technology of the 4.2 liter 6-cylinder is in top condition. A complete book of maintenance history can confirm this effortlessly. For example, the automatic transmission was professionally overhauled in 2018.

Background & owners

A little connoisseur knows that the Daimler Sovereign 4.2 also lives as a Jaguar XJ6. But just like in the monarchy, the car world consists of lackeys, princes / princesses and kings. The Jaguar has a high reputation, but the Daimler belongs to the absolute top in its segment. The Sovereign Coupé is derived from the XJ-C. This most luxurious variant has no more than 4 owners "worn out" in 42 years. He started in Switzerland and then ran off with 2 Dutchmen.

Equipment & condition

I don't know if it is a coincidence, but the fact remains that the top model differs in terms of topping from other (Jaguar) versions. Looking at the saloons, only the Daimler Double-Six has a vinyl roof. Several coupes, including this one, are also equipped with this. How does this copy really make the difference? To start with its original, unaffected, sleek condition. The car is dark blue in color and has a cream leather interior with blue floor carpets. What do you mean, stylish?
The paint was once again applied, but the body is unrestored, damage-free and flawless. Rust shines due to absence and all chrome / polished stainless steel parts are beautifully present. The Michelins have 100% profile. The interior is also complete and everything works. Includes the air conditioning, electric windows and Tristan radio / MP3 player. The Moto Lita sports steering wheel is playful, the steering mechanism free of play. What do you think of this chic spielerei?


Extras: matching numbers, completely original, hard car, beautiful panel fittings
Points of attention: the paint is sometimes uneven or uneven here and there. It is suspected that the new paint layer has been applied to the original paint layer
Trade-in: negotiable
Inspection: of course, every inspection is allowed, so that you can purchase with 100% certainty. Also possible after a test drive.
Financing: financial lease possible. I work closely with recognized lease parties and will be happy to advise you.
Insurance: if desired, we also provide custom insurance.

Air conditioning
Rear armrest
Front armrest
Audio installation
Electric rear windows
Electric windows at the front
Leather furnishing
Alloy wheels
Radio cassette
Spare wheel
Power steering

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