DAIMLER SOVEREIGN £5,590
The slinky Sovereign coupé is powered by the 4.2-litre twin overhead camshaft 'six'—virtually identical to the Jaguar engine of the same capacity. The graceful two-door bodywork is on the 276cm wheelbase, and the electrically-operated windows disappear when fully-open, transforming the snug coupé into a fresh-air roadster. The Sovereign two-door is available with four-speed/overdrive manual or fully-automatic transmission, and there is also a cloth option to the leather-faced seats. Radio, loudspeakers and aerial are standard equipment, and air-conditioning is an optional extra.
DAIMLER DOUBLE SIX Fuel injection: £7,347
The handsome Double-Six is now manufactured in both carburettor and fuel-injection form. The light-alloy V12 engine produces more power with the electronic injection, and it has been possible to raise the gearing of the cars, thus reducing fuel consumption, wear, and noise. In spite of it the injected Daimlers accelerate faster than the carburettor-equipped cars. Injected saloons have a distinctive black vinyl roof, and a chromium body-strip. For the first time, cloth is available as an alternative to the leather/PVC seat and internal trim.
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DAIMLER LIMOUSINE £8,394
Only England produces majestic limousines like this which one sees carrying heads of state and political personages in many countries of the world. Daimler's VIP car, the 358 cm wheelbase Limousine, has coachwork by Vanden Plas, and seats five in the rear enclosed-drive compartment. Powered by the Daimler derivative of the 4.2litre twin overhead camshaft Jaguar engine, it has automatic transmission as standard and power-assisted steering make the chauffeur's task easy. The long wheelbase ensures a smooth ride for the chauffeur-driven passengers who sit on luxurious West of England cloth. In addition to the Limousine model there is also a Landaulette version with folding-head section at the rear. Altogether the Daimler Limousine will accommodate eight adults. First produced six years ago, this big Daimler is now firmly established.
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