CLASSIC CARS

29 MAY 2018
Auction, 0249
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DAIMLER SIX 4.0 PASSO LUNGO (1996)

Estimate
6.000 / 8.000
Price realized:  Registration

DAIMLER SIX 4.0 LONG WHEELBASE (1996)

CHASSIS N. SAJDKAND4BJ768833

ENGINE: 6 CYLINDER

DISPLACEMENT: 3980 CC

POWER: 219 BHP

BODY STYLE: Long wheelbase saloon

A LUXURY SALOON FIT FOR THE ROYALS

Enthusiasts will remember this German-sounding Brand because of one of the most British of English cars.  In fact, in the early days of motoring, a company called Daimler was established in order to import the first small cars built by the German garage of the same name into the United Kingdom. Today, however, the Daimler name is still used for the German parent company, one of the most important European industrial concerns.

Apart from these company complications, British Daimler soon became the vehicle of choice for the Royal Family and was used exclusively by four monarchs.

Technically, the pre-war Daimler was an excellent car, certainly never sporty and always rather formal.  In 1960 it was taken over by Jaguar and since then some particularly luxurious versions of the their saloons were called Daimlers.

The X300 series was designed from 1991 onwards, thus when Jaguar had already been purchased by Ford.  The AJ6 six cylinder engine was completely revamped and rechristened the AJ16.  The X330 - i.e. the long wheelbase version of which we are today offering an excellent example - went on sale in summer 1995.  The wheelbase was lengthened by 125 mm which made it possible to offer excellent interior comfort for the rear passengers since these versions were mainly used with a chauffeur.

The vehicle proposed here belongs to a very limited series (especially with left-hand drive), particularly luxuriously fitted out and much more expensive than the normal version.  It has around 96,000 kilometers on the clock and is in excellent condition, being sold by its second owner.

The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters and perishable elements.