Daimler Sovereign 2.8 Series 1 1972

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Lot No: 53

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1972 Daimler Sovereign 2.8 Series 1 ` 38,805 (Warranted) £6048.00 + buyers premium


This is an increasingly rare series 1 Daimler Sovereign with the iconic 2.8L XK engine. The registration number KKX928L is the original number. First registered on 1st August 1972 and purchased by the late Mr Clark in Buckinghamshire, the car was later inherited by his son T.F Clark in 1977. Included in the history file is a letter signed by T.F Clark dated 1981 (when he sold the vehicle) confirming the then mileage of 18,650.
In 1984 the car moved to the Isle of Wight and made its home with a hotelier named Mr Davidson in Shanklin, by the end of this year the documented mileage was 33,677.
MOT certificates verify the mileage in February 1982 as 23,648, 1984 as 31,621 and 1986 as 35,880. The last tax disc purchased for the car expired on 29th February 1988 where the mileage remained at 38,724. During the 1990’s, work was gradually carried out while the vehicle was off the road including new pistons and rings, skimmed head and re-grounding of valves, new head gasket set and new timing chain tensioners. Two new front wings were also purchased and fitted in 1995.
The car was purchased in 2006 by a Mr Lewis as part of a house clearance and as an unfinished restoration. The car was then dry barn stored for over 7 years on a farm in Wootton, Isle of Wight where the owner had planned to restore the car further.
The current owner and vendor purchased the car in August 2013. Upon purchase he was informed that the then owner has passed away mid way through the restoration and his widow had decided to sell the car on.
Since August 2013, the car has been stripped down and its restoration has continued. All of this has been documented in a huge photo album. Work included a bare metal respray to its original colour of Jaguar British Racing Green, re-chromed bumpers and over riders, many new parts including reconditioned auto gearbox and torque converter, new brake servo and reconditioned master cylinder with Jaguar kit. The carb has had automatic enrichment device (AED) replaced with a manual choke.
The car has been Tetra undersealed and also benefits from a stainless steel exhaust system. All the tyres are new including the spare. New Monroe front suspension dampers, new performance HT leads, recommended Champion plugs and battery. Various electric components such as the voltage regulator for the instrument panel, relays, distributor cap/points, new indicator arm and switch were also replaced. This is a real historic vehicle and a piece of our motoring heritage preserved for many years to come, surely an investment for the future.

Full Details:

Lot No. 53
Auction 29th April 2016 - 91% SOLD
Vehicle Make Daimler
Vehicle Model Sovereign 2.8 Series 1 `
Year of Manufacture 1972
Mileage 38,805 (Warranted)
Registration KKX928L
Date first Registered 01-08-1972
MOT 01-08-2016
Chassis Number 1T3627BW
Engine Number 7G.21567H
Estimated Sale Price £5900 -6900

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