Re: Series One Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas
In 1972/1973 there were a total of 4,113 V12 5.3 liter jaguar/Daimler Series
1 saloons made. Of these, only 351 were the Daimler VanDen Plas long wheel
base. The majority, if not all these cars were Right Hand Drive. Given
that fact, the odds are they remained, for the most part, in the UK. Given
Jaguar's history (or lack of) when it came to undercoating/rustproofing in
addition to the terrible weather in the UK for motorcars, I would say the
attrition rate would be fairly high.
On the other hand, anyone buying a Daimler Double Six would, for the most
part probably take pretty good care of it.
So it is anyone's guess as to how many remain in existence.
As for value, Jaguar world lists a showroom/mint condition Jaguar XJ12
Series I at about 9,000 pounds. Surprisingly, that is less than a
Jaguar/Daimler 420 valued at 15,000 GBP and a 3.8 S-Type at 25,000GBP. Even
the Mark X comes in better at 10,000GBP. A surprise considering the low
number of vehicles built!! I would think the Daimler version to be about
"DAIMLERMAN" <DAIMLER@HOMOSEXUAL.COM> wrote in message
> Good evening Gentlemen,
> Anyone care to estimate how many examples of the aforementioned model
> survive? Of these, how many are assumed to be driveable, or at least
> How much is one worth in immaculate original (albeit repainted) condition?
> Thank you kindly,
> - DAIMLERMAN
> SI DD6 VdP, Majestic Major,
> 420/Sovereign, DS420x2