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1967 Daimler Sovereign 420

Lot Number 226

1967 Daimler Sovereign 420

An original UK-supplied car subject to much recent expenditure by our vendor.

  • NOT SOLD

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LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 9th December | 11.45am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    Jaguar Dark Blue
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    DHC 100E

SUMMARY

An original UK-supplied car subject to much recent expenditure by our vendor.

DESCRIPTION

  • Introduced at the 1966 London Motor Show, the Daimler Sovereign (and its sibling Jaguar 420) were 'compact sporting saloons' produced for only two years before the arrival of the XJ6
  • Powered by the ubiquitous 4.2-litre six-cylinder XK unit offering 245bhp at 5,500rpm
  • Purchased in November 2019 and used a handful of times until October 2020, when the engine and transmission overhaul commenced
  • Returned to the road in June 2023 after the refresh was completed. Work included; engine overhaul - new piston rings, crankshaft and camshaft bearings, exhaust valves and guides, timing chains, gaskets and seals, head skimmed, cylinders honed, oil and coolant circuit cleaned. Auto transmission overhaul - new seals and gasket, hydraulic system cleaned, steering box overhaul (power steering) new seals and gaskets and readjustments. Interior restoration - seat leather recoloured, new door-cards hardboard, front suspension - new ball joints rubber boots, fuel tanks and rigid pipes cleaned, tanks repainted on the outside, level sensors repaired. Electric fuel pumps contacts adjusted, service: new air and oil filters, spark plugs, ignition coil, HT leads, brake fluid, differential, engine and transmission oil, power steering fluid, coolant, body - new door and boot seals, paint polishing
  • Some paperwork from previous owners indicating that the car was resprayed in the 1980s and the rear axle/differential were overhauled by the previous owner
  • In period, the Jaguar 420 was an 'executive express' with the style of the Mark 10 and the sporting credentials of the Mk 2. The Sovereign shared all of these qualities and was perceived as a little more 'up-market'

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
226
Make
DAIMLER
Model
SOVEREIGN 420
Registration Number
DHC 100E
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
1A30539BW
Transmission
Auto
Body Colour
Jaguar Dark Blue

CONSIGNOR

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

81 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Resprayed in the 80s, the paint is in average conditions, with some bubbles, scratches and imperfections here and there but it still looks great after it's waxed. Very solid underbody

Interior


Door-Cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

The leather interior has been repaired and recoloured, although the original softness couldn't be completely brought back. New doorcards hardboard. Please note: the carpets are not the original ones

Engine


Components:

Appearance:

Starting:

Running:

Remarks

Good oil pressure (25 psi at idle and 40 psi above 1000 rpm when the engine is hot) and no signs of overheating even when used in hot weather. The only bad point I'm aware of is that the starter motor drive pinion one-way clutch sometimes spins freely (I'd say 1 time out of 10). Engine overhaul (Oct 2020- July 2021): new piston rings, crankshaft and camshaft bearings, exhaust valves and guides, timing chains, gaskets and seals, head skimmed, cylinders rehoned, oil and coolant circuit cleaned. Stainless steel exhaust is as new

Transmission


Gears:

Clutch:

Drive-Shaft:

Remarks

Auto transmission overhaul (Oct 2020- July 2021): new seals and gasket, hydraulic system cleaned. No issues detected

Running Gear


Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels & Tyres:

Remarks

Steering box overhaul (power steering) (March 2020): new seals and gaskets + readjustments. Perished front suspensions ball joints rubber boots replaced.

Electrics


Minor:

Major:

Remarks

All dashboard instruments and electrical equipment works. The original radio is still present but it's not connected, and a modern one installed in the glovebox. Electric retractable aerial. Fuel level sensors repaired. Electric fuel pumps contacts adjusted. AccuSpark Red Sports Coil, new HT leads and Powerspark electronic ignition

Vehicle History

Remarks

Some paperwork from the previous owners (7 from new) are available, rear axle/differential were overhauled by the previous owner. Bought in November 2019 and used a handful of times until October 2020, when the engine and transmission overhaul commenced (2 exhaust valves were burnt and the engine was overheating). Put back on the road in June 2023 after the works listed above have been completed.


Restoration Notes

Interiors, engine & transmission and general service completed between 2021 and 2023

Import Notes

N/A

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

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Vehicles can be collected from the Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN on Sunday 10th December between 10am and 3pm and Monday 11th December between 9am and 1pm.

Our transport partner, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Due to venue restrictions we need to be clear of the WEC by 1pm on Monday 11th therefore any motor vehicles not collected by this time will be taken to our transport partners storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £150 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day.