Lot 13 (The Motor House, Warrington, 16th December 2020)
Sold for £5,512
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: E966 WOK
Chassis No: TBA
MOT: July 2021
Since the late 1960s the historic Daimler marque has been used by Jaguar to denote the most luxurious version of its XJ saloons and therefore has an extra exclusivity. The Daimler 3.6 was launched in October 1986 as long awaited successor to the much loved Series III featuring squarer, more modern lines incorporating a host of sophisticated electronics. Standard engine was a new 221 bhp 3590cc 6-cylinder unit as the V12 offered in the Series III could not be accommodated under the bonnet. With traditional Daimler fluted radiator grille and boot plinth plus separate contoured rear seating, electrically adjustable heated front seats, air conditioning, cruise control and walnut interior which Jaguar do so well, the Daimler was a worthy top of the range model. In addition to being a luxurious passenger car the Daimler was an excellent driver's car with a superb ride mated to precise handling. Launched concurrently with the excellent new BMW 7-Series, period road testers were divided as to which was the better, although for many the Daimler's sumptuousness over the more clinical BMW won the day. The 3.6 (like all XJ40 3.6 models) was replaced by a new 4.0 litre version in September 1989.
Having covered a believed genuine 33,300 miles from new, as evidenced by the accompanying MoTs dating back to 2000, E966 WOK is finished in Dorchester Grey combined with a grey Tweed interior. Complete with sunroof and tool kit, it is understood to be one of just two examples in this colour combination and has obviously been pampered by its five former keepers. In the current ownership the car has benefited from replacement of the headlining at a cost of £1080 and been treated to an interim service (September 2020) since when it has covered less than 100 miles. Offered with book packs, assorted invoices and MoTs, Swansea V5c and current MoT to July 2021.