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1977 S2 Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas

1977 Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas | Vanden Plas Owners Club


Comprehensive and complete service history file covering her entire 46 years of age.

First purchased by Barber Greene (a still existent manufacturer of road construction equipment) for its chairman to be chauffeured in. She covered 35,000 miles in the first 2 years, half of her now 70,000 total miles.

The car was purchased in 1979 by the Bank of Boston for its chairman to be chauffeured in when he was in the U.K. and covered another 2,000 miles in the following 18 years.

In 1997 she moved to the London insurance company Spearpoint Bland for yet more chauffeuring duties covering 8,000 miles. 

Then came the first private ownership in 2002, purchased by an American gentleman, his first car when he emigrated and settled in the U.K. He embarked on a comprehensive mechanical and bodywork renovation and enjoyed the car tremendously for the next 11 years covering 17,000 miles.

She then moved on to a Jaguar specialist to add to his collection for the next 5 years. Used sparingly and continuing to be treated in the way to which she had become accustomed.

Finally in 2018 as an early 50th Birthday present to myself, "Precious", as named by my partner came into my ownership. Over 5 and a half years we have had some very memorable experiences with her, she is a delight to own and I fully intend to treat her to absolutely everything that she needs.

First Registered: 30th August 1977

Exterior colour: Amethyst

Interior colour: Deep Olive Connolly Leather.

Mileage: 70,000

How many left (Series 2 Auto): Licensed: 22. SORN: 27.     

Affectionately known as: Precious

Owner: Phil Dale


Exclusive metallescent paint and leather colour options

Black vinyl roof

Chrome side mouldings with hand painted gold coachline

Red door open warning lights

Vanity box with flip up mirror

Rear console directional controls for air supply

Rear cigar lighter and adjustable reading lamps

Deep luxurious seats trimmed by Vanden Plas

High quality carpets with additional under felt and luxurious nylon rugs to all passenger footwells

Asian Burr walnut veneers with whitewood inlays

V12, Electronic Fuel Injected, Single Overhead Camshaft Per bank with 3 speed automatic gearbox

Engine Size: 5343cc

BHP: 285

Performance (0—60 MPH) 7.5 Seconds

Top Speed: 145 MPH

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