Sunday, January 24, 2010

1976 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Litre coupe

Every time I see a beautiful Jaguar XJ coupe or it's sister the Daimler Sovereign coupe in perfect shape I feel the urge to own one... Driving a Rover P6 3500 V8 daily for almost 10 years now it feels like a proper 'upgrade'. Last July as I tested and photographed this Daimler I started to think about buying/owning one... again. This Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Litre coupe has it all; fantastic good looks, all the comfort I need, a manual gearbox, excellent roadholding, adequate power and speed, a large boot... and a tow bar as a bonus! I even like the colour sand yellow! Looking at all the details I daydream away about the beautiful front, those tiny yet elegant rear lights, the gorgeous chrome wheels, the brown leather interior and the twin chrome exhaust pipes... Why o why do I hesitate trading in my old Rover? Is the interior not snug and comfy enough compared to the Rover? Hmm could be. Is it the less appealing six cylinder engine opposite the tremendous and robust V8 the Rover has to offer? Yes, that is one reason... The most important reason is that I feel too young to own a Jaguar XJ or Daimler Sovereign coupe. The Rover P6 was advertised as 'the young mans Rover', other people around me laugh about it (Haha that's definitely not a young man's car!) but I can't help believing that kind of 1970'ies marketing talk... To buy or own a Jaguar XJ coupe/Daimler sovereign one has to be older than 42, or at least have some grey hairs to rave about. I have a feeling this story will be continued in about eight years... P.S. You do not have to remind me! Photo reportage, engine sounds and more information at: http://tinyurl.com/1976-daimler

See the magnificent chrome bright work and subtle details...




...the austere and comfortable interior



... and the beautiful lines. I would delete the aftermarket chrome wheel arch flares by the way!

5 comments:

ouraustin10 said...

The chrome wheelarch trims often hide a multitude of sins including filigree return edges and bodged filler. Sadly they are rather popular with our American cousins.

Marc said...

Hi Ouraustin! In this case no filler or rust under the flares, this specimen was so new shiny AND original! The previous owner fitted them because he wanted more blingbling I presume. And the new Swiss owner loved the flares too!... I hate them flares... deeply ;-)

Repair Used Cars said...

All I can say is what a awesome looking Jaguar. Congratulations on your blog looks very professional and great to read

Shaira said...

wow!! what an awesome car and its so great. the style, the exterior and interior are pretty cool. i love it, i just hope that i can own a classic car..

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city said...

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