The name ‘Double-Six’ was chosen for the Daimler equivalent, evoking memories of a great car from the marque’s past. A longer-wheelbase alternative was introduced in August 1972, becoming the standard bodyshell when the family was up-graded to Series II specification the following year, while a restyled cabin, courtesy of Pininfarina, distinguished the Series III of 1979.
Capable of wafting its occupants along at three-figure speeds in considerable luxury and almost complete silence, the Double-Six and its Jaguar equivalent remained in production until 1993, becoming the world’s most successful twelve cylinder saloons.
This wonderful example has only covered a mere 22,800 km from new. Finished in British racing green it can only be described as excellent in every respect. Delivered new in left hand drive, it comes with all its hand books and service books as well as a detailed service history. Appearing as if it has just rolled off the production line this excellent Double six must be the best example we have seen.