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01516 530 100
Daimler Double Six SERIES 1 SWB - 1972
  • Mileage65,000
  • ColourRed
  • TransmissionManual
  • Fuel TypePetrol
  • Body StyleSaloon
  • First Registration Date1/10/1972
  • Last MOT14/11/2018
  • Engine Size5,343
  • Vehicle locationClassic Cars Of Wirral
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For sale here is a super rare Daimler Double Six Short Wheel Base V12 Automatic. Finished in Regency Red with contrasting Cinnamon Leather interior. Great history on this now hard to find super saloon that at the time was rated by most motoring journalists as "better than a Rolls Royce" and was the worlds fastest saloon at the time of launch. Only 524 of this model were produced of which only 160 were in Right Hand form and we can only find on How Many Left 1 such car which I believe is the one advertised for sale here. None of the usual rot worm that is normally present in these now very sought after early 70s Jaguar/Daimlers, so many of these have met their maker due to this. The body and paint on the car shows really well even though the body restoration was carried out in October of 2013 to a tune of over £5,000 and a further £1,500 was spent in 2020 to keep it looking spot on. The interior shows really well with the original leather recently re connolised, a new headlining was installed a little while ago. Mechanically the car is superb with that gorgeous 5.3 litre V12 purring away, in 2017 she was treated to work on the cylinder heads, new radiator, fans etc and brakes with the bill coming to almost £7,000, so you can see the car has been maintained properly throughout it's life. We have copies of the Jaguar Heritage certificate along with the original service book and sales brochures as well as old MoT's, invoices etc. More recently the car has had a new exhaust system, new front door cards, new rear windscreen rubber and a new rear valance. It has also been fitted with modernised DAB113HE Opus electronic ignition using a kit supplied by SNG Barratt.
This Double Six SWB, YFM 9L, is the 65th one made (chassis number ZA1065BW) and comes with a Heritage Certificate confirming that it was built on 15th June 1972, . It was supplied new by Henlys of Chester to a Mr B Speed of ABS Plumbing Factors, Leigh, on 1st October 1972. About three years later it was acquired by GW Mitchell of Manchester who kept it until 1986 when he gifted it to a friend, PC Horton. When Horton died in 1997, Mitchell took the car back again but kept it largely unused and in storage for the next 16 years.
Given the attrition rate among these V12 saloons, YFM 9L must be one of the earliest surviving examples. With the pedigree and performance of a V12 E-Type but with room for four, this sporting saloon is now extremely rare and needs an enthusiastic new custodian who can improve and preserve it for future generations to enjoy.

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