Daimler Double Six (1987) 4D Sedan Automatic (5.3L - Electronic F/INJ)

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Model:Daimler Double Six 1987
Type:4D Sedan
Fuel Type:Petrol
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Daimler Sovereign Double Six Series III, 1987
I bought this Daimler in December 2012.
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 118,000 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.
I have renewed the front end. New rubbers and shock absorbers. The steering is precise and the car is quick to respond. Having the front end now ride so well has shown up the need to attend to the rear shock absorbers. This is something you can attend to when you find a suitable time.
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-you would not notice this wear normally. 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 some rust 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. Also when I got the car home and had a closer look I found a few small bubbles under the paint near the lower edge of front and rear windscreens. They have been there since I bought the car and have not changed. You can only spot them if you go looking for them. I think there are three bubbles.
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.
We were away during most of last year. On return found the battery to be flat. Connected a new battery and the Daimler started without a problem. So you also have a new battery.
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.
I have just obtained the pick slip for registration renewal in NSW. This will come with the car.
If you have any queries please send me an email.

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