26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 15

1969 Daimler Sovereign

Lot details

Registration No: VHM 209G
Chassis No: 1A34369BW
MOT: July 2024

  • 1 of only 5,476 RHD examples made
  • Part of the Dr James Hull collection for many years
  • Displays a credible but unwarranted 90,000 miles
  • Finished in the appealing combination of BRG with Suede Green leather upholstery

Introduced in 1966, the Daimler Sovereign was a more luxurious version of the contemporaneous Jaguar 420. Differentiated from its badge-engineered sibling by means of a fluted radiator grille and better standard equipment, it otherwise shared the same four-door monocoque bodyshell equipped with all-round independent coil-sprung suspension, servo-assisted four-wheel disc brakes and a detuned version (245bhp vs. 265bhp) of the Jaguar MKX's 4235cc DOHC straight-six engine. In many ways a testbed for the forthcoming Jaguar XJ6's styling and mechanical layout, the Daimler Sovereign remained in production until 1969 by which time some 5,829 left- and right-hand drive examples are thought to have been made. Among the rarest of the Browns Lane-designed Daimlers, the Sovereign is a highly underrated motorcar combining as it does an elegant 1960s design with surprisingly modern road manners.

First registered in the London borough of East Ham on 20th February 1969 (or so its ‘VHM 209G’ number plate would imply), this rare Daimler is finished in the appealing combination of British Racing Green with Suede Green leather upholstery. Believed but not warranted to have covered some 90,000 miles from new - the vendor considers the condition of the original interior to be commensurate with the odometer reading – the Sovereign boasts Marles Varamatic power steering and Borg Warner automatic transmission. Formerly part of the renowned Dr James Hull Collection of Jaguars and Daimlers, ‘VHM 209G’ has self-evidently been treated to much past restoration / maintenance work as can be seen from the condition of its bodywork / paintwork, brakes and suspension etc. Starting readily upon inspection, the engine displayed good oil pressure during a brief test run. Expected to possess a fresh MOT certificate by the time of sale, this decidedly handsome 1960s saloon is accompanied by sundry paperwork. A new V5C Registration Document has been applied for and will be forwarded to a successful purchaser.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  



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Tuesday 25th July 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 9am

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