Classic Car Catalogue

Daimler 1972

Double Six - new model

Great Britain


Sovereign and
Double Six

Sovereign 2.8 Litre (R6 cyl, 2 ohc, 2792 cc, 140 bhp)
Sovereign 4.2 Litre (R6 cyl, 2 ohc, 4235 cc, 173 bhp)
Double Six (V12 cyl, 5343 cc, 265 bhp) - new model
 Saloon (wb: 9' 1'')
 Saloon (wb: 9' 4¾'') - new model

Finished and equipped by Vanden Plas this long-wheelbase Daimler Double Six combines the silky smoothness of the V12 engine with a roomier interior. Wider rear doors and extra legroom give more comfort for passengers in the rear. Standard equipment includes vinyl-covered roof, radio/stereo tape player with four speakers, front head restraints, "Sundym" glass, electric windows and full air conditioning.

London show review



DS 420 (R6 cyl, 4235 cc, 245 bhp)

Diplomatic Daimlers seem to outnumber other top cars at many smart functions; evidence of the shrewdly drawn specification evolved by Sir William Lyons. It combines the power of the Jaguar overhead cam six-cylinder engine with the comfort and security of Jaguar all-independent suspension and the luxury of Vanden Plas craftsman-built coach work at an unbeatable price.

London show review