1966 Daimler Sovereign

Car Specs

1966 Daimler Sovereign

Information

Daimler

Daimler

Quick Facts

Price (when new): 2439

Production Total: 5700

Build Start: 1966

Last on sale: 1969

Body Style:

Drive System:

There was probably a very good case for the 1966-69 Sovereign – the badge-engineered version of Jaguar’s big 420 – making use of the existing 4.5-litre Daimler V8 engine to power it. Unfortunately, Jaguar didn’t hear it, and so the Sovereign came out with the same 4235cc six-cylinder XK engine as the 420. Not that this made it a bad car, but it did take away some Daimler distinctiveness as the only different touches were a fluted grille, the ‘D’ bonnet mascot, ‘Daimler’ on the cam cover and assorted badges.
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Specifications

General
  • 1966
  • 1969
  • Sovereign
Dimensions
  • 1695mm
  • 2731mm
  • 1575kg
  • 4769mm
  • 1384mm
Body Details
  • Sedan
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Performance
  • 9.9s
  • 2
  • 283lb/ft
  • 123mph
  • 245bhp
Fuel Consump.
  • 15mpg
Prices
  • €2439
Other
  • 5700