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1972 Daimler Double

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1972 Daimler Double Six SWB - 43.000 miles ONLY

A super rare model - the first I have found in many many years - as they were only available to special order, the SWB normally being specified as a Jaguar.

We have a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate confirming despatch to Botwoods of Norwich in December 1972 and original registration, DUN 1, on 1st January 1973 to Frettenham Line Ltd.

Subsequently Mr P.G. Egmore bought her from Mann Egerton Ltd, Norwich in October 1975 (at 26.533 miles) and then she went into the long term owenrship of Geoffrey Priest & family (registered 31 PE); in whose possession she remained until 2004.

She was hardly used between 1981 and 1990 when her mileage moved from 36.235 to 38.064.

She has had 1 keeper since 2004 (41.990 miles); Richard Thompson, giving us a total of 4 keepers since new and a total mileage now of 43.454.

Her history folder also contains an unmolested Daimler Double Six Instruction Manual and a very rare period sales brochure.

Since our tenure we have had her wooden fascia removed and repolished by our Rolls-Royce Wood Restorer and the rev counter has been overhauled. We have also changed her front seat belts for new and also fitted rear belts whilst there.

Other than that the interior is in remarkably fine and original condition, a testament to the way she has been kept

The carpet in the rear over the transmission tunnel is rather blond where the sun has come through - we haven't changed this.

We have stripped her to bare metal and repainted the coachwork in Rolls-Royce Oxford Blue - when stripped she was found, as we had hoped, to be in remarkably rust free condition. She was obviously undersealed when new - we have done the same again.

She has a period extra fascia panel with various options fitted - wiper dwell, ice alert & test and various warning lights (stop lamp, rear side lamp fail, fog lamps etc) - all of which operate correctly.

Externally she has sundym glass, chrome pressed wheels, chrome side moulding strip and a hand painted fine line in red to match the interior.

In period this was the fastest 4 door production saloon in the world - over 140mph and reaching 60mph in a touch under 7 seconds.

On the road this car is still today an exemplary performer, smooth, fast and agile whilst the engine is a revelation with just so much pulling power.

All in all an exceptional example of an exceedingly rare and special motor car.

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