Daimler Vanden Plas 4.2 Series II

Fixed price

€17.500.-

Car-ID: XT0137
Model, Body type:
Saloon
Registration:
1976
Engine Power
4235 CCM ( 126 KW / 171 BHP )
Transmission
Automatic
Color:
Aubergine
Doors:
4
Mileage:
110.000 KM

Vehicle Description

Even after 40 years, this Daimler Vanden Plas has lost not a bit of its class and elegance!

A mere 830 cars were built by Jaguar in the combination of long wheel base and the XK engine. This specimen was delivered on 9 November 1976 in Birmingham. Not only is the complete ownership history known, it is also a matching numbers vehicle.

While originally painted in morello cherry, the car now bears the colour scheme of the contemporaneous Vanden Plas sales brochure, aubergine with champagne-coloured leather interior. There’s no denying that this is a breathtakingly beautiful luxury sedan, with its walnut veneer dashboard and door panels, all in very good state of preservation, as well as the elegant vinyl roof. The leather interior is in good shape, only the driver’s seat displays more noticeable traces of use.

The current owner purchased the Vanden Plas in 1996 in England, where the car was subjected to a major overhaul and converted to left-hand drive. In 2007, the engine was reconditioned in Germany, and the gearbox one year later. In total, over € 27,000 have reportedly been spent on maintenance and repairs. The car has valid technical approval until 10/2017, German registration documents and historic plates. A recent Classic Data appraisal estimated the replacement value of this condition 2 Daimler at € 18,800.

“An immensely impressive motor car”, just like the brochure has it.


 

The XJ may be regarded as Sir William Lyons’ masterpiece. It was the last car the co-founder of the Jaguar company designed, and what he had created in 1968 turned out to be perennial: The luxury sedan was built over 24 years with only minor modifications regarding the bodywork.

The XJ effectively replaced not only the S series, but the 420 and Mk II along with it, becoming the sole Jaguar saloon and one of the best known British motorcars. At first, only the XJ6 was available, but in 1972, a 12-cylinder version was added, the XJ12, at that time the world’s only mass-produced 12-cylinder sedan.
The first major facelift for the 1974 model year brought raised front bumpers and, consequently, a flatter radiator grille which made the XJ appear even more slender and elegant.

In 1979 the XJ was facelifted once more, incorporating a mild redesign by Pininfarina while largely retaining Sir Lyons’ original lines. Over the whole production span, around 318,000 XJ6 and XJ12 were produced, among them a small proportion as the even more luxurious Daimler Vanden Plas variant, which was – apart from the radiator grille – both technically, as well as optically almost identical to its sibling models by Jaguar.

One of the pecularities of the XJ is that it is equipped with two separate fuel tanks positioned on each side of the boot, each with its own chrome filler cap and a changeover switch on the dash.

 

 

Vehicle Overview

Interior Features

  • Champagne
  • Leather

Exterior Features

Safety Features

Extra Features

  • Automatic transmission
  • Leather
  • Vinyl roof
  • Walnut veneer

Latest Vehicles On Sale

Lancia 2000 i.e. Berlina Lancia 2000 i.e. Berlina
3 November 2016 / Read More
Daimler Vanden Plas 4.2 Series II Daimler Vanden Plas 4.2 Series II
3 November 2016 / Read More
Porsche 928 S Porsche 928 S
3 November 2016 / Read More
MG TD MG TD
3 November 2016 / Read More
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Convertible Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Convertible
3 November 2016 / Read More
Mercedes Benz 190 C Mercedes Benz 190 C
3 November 2016 / Read More
Volkswagen Käfer (Ovali) Volkswagen Käfer (Ovali)
3 November 2016 / Read More
Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Convertible Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Convertible
3 November 2016 / Read More
Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (964) Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (964)
3 November 2016 / Read More
Ferrari Dino 308 GT 4 Ferrari Dino 308 GT 4
3 November 2016 / Read More
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Convertible WTL Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Convertible WTL
3 November 2016 / Read More
Volvo 121 “Amazon” Volvo 121 “Amazon”
3 November 2016 / Read More
Porsche 914 2.0 Porsche 914 2.0
3 November 2016 / Read More
MG A Mk. I MG A Mk. I
3 November 2016 / Read More
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Convertible Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Convertible
3 November 2016 / Read More
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagode Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagode
3 November 2016 / Read More
Porsche 911 T Coupé Porsche 911 T Coupé
3 November 2016 / Read More
Opel GT Opel GT
3 November 2016 / Read More
Volkswagen Käfer 1302 Volkswagen Käfer 1302
3 November 2016 / Read More
MG TD MG TD
3 November 2016 / Read More
Jaguar E-Type Series III Jaguar E-Type Series III
3 November 2016 / Read More
Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Convertible Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Convertible
3 November 2016 / Read More
Ferrari 348 Spider Ferrari 348 Spider
3 November 2016 / Read More
Mercedes-Benz 220 S Ponton Mercedes-Benz 220 S Ponton
2 November 2016 / Read More
BMW 635 CSi BMW 635 CSi
2 November 2016 / Read More
Volkswagen Käfer 1302 Convertible Volkswagen Käfer 1302 Convertible
2 November 2016 / Read More
Porsche 911 Targa 2.7 Porsche 911 Targa 2.7
2 November 2016 / Read More
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale
2 November 2016 / Read More
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupé Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupé
2 November 2016 / Read More
BMW Z3 M BMW Z3 M
2 November 2016 / Read More

Existing User?

Lost your password?