The Daimler Sovereign was introduced at the October 1966 London Motor Show, and produced for two years as the ultimate expression of a series of ‘compact sporting saloons’ offered by Jaguar throughout that decade, all of which shared the same wheelbase. Developed from the Jaguar S-Type, the 420 cost around £200 more than that model and effectively ended buyer interest in it, although the S-Type continued to be sold alongside the 420/Sovereign until both were supplanted by the Jaguar XJ6 late in 1968.
First registered on the 1st December 1968 to Mrs Wilby of Clobbs Gorse, Hampshire, the car remained in her ownership until 1991. It was subsequently sold by Beaulieu Cars Ltd on the 25th April 1991, and correspondence states that the car was chauffeur driven since new and fully serviced throughout and had covered 26,000 miles.
The car came into the possession of Frederick Newman of Pinner on the 14th may 1991 with the third owner, Michael De Boer of East Molesey taking ownership on the 28th May 2011.
The car is presented in the stunning and original combination of pacific blue with a contrasting grey hide interior with few if any better preserved than this example.
With 28,000 miles recorded and supplied with its original registration number OYY 393, it is perhaps the finest on the market and is supplied with its original Daimler handbook wallet which contains its original operating, maintenance and service handbook; Periodic Maintenance voucher booklet; original sales booklet as well as the original owner’s service policy pamphlet.
Complete with UK V5 document, various correspondence and bills in the history file. A unique and truly stunning motor car that is described by the owner to be nothing less than excellent in all respects.