T his is an absolutely gorgeous Daimler DS420 limousine out-fitted in 2-tone black over Royal Claret with black and light grey Connolly hide interior and matching floor rugs. The car is finished with twin gold fine-lines on the body contour line. Overall the combination presents very elegantly indeed and is amongst the most desirable of colour combinations, bringing that “Royal Mews” touch. These are rare cars. This one is out of only 170 made in 1985. In total, she is 1 out of some 4,000 made over 24 years of production. This is less than one tenth of Rolls-Royces produced over that period. The Daimler linousine was built for “Heads of State” world-wide, to include the English Royal family, for luxury hotels, like the Intercontinental Hong Kong and were the car of choice for many formal limousine hire companies. This particular DS420 was imported from the UK by its 1 American owner 17 years ago and is a superb example. These Daimlers were never imported into the USA when new. She is a very clean and predominantly rust-free which, in itself, is a major advantage as these cars were renown for their rust issues. Please look at the photos of the underside to see just how clean she is. The car has been held in private service by a southern state industrialist for the whole time she has been in the US. She has been regularly maintained and always housed in a private car collection climate controlled environment. The body on this car is straight and the paint is excellent having undergone a complete high-end repaint some 10 years ago by a Jaguar experienced body-shop. Cost equivalent today of some $30,000. It does have only the most minimal little marks here and there from normal use since then but presents beautifully. The paint is consistent and lustrous and simply stunning.
Location: Barrington, Illinois, United States
See listing: 1985 Jaguar Daimler DS 420 Limousine (from May 24, 2016)