1970 Daimler Sovereign S1 2.8

Lot: 313

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Offered for sale is a 2.8L 1970 Daimler Sovereign S1 2.8 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A really lovely example in a pretty, un-Daimleresque hue...


  • The new Series I XJ6-based Sovereign was introduced in October 1969
  • Virtually identical to the Jaguar with the exception of its fluted grille and Daimler badging
  • 2.8-litre, straight-six, XK engine with a 4-speed manual gearbox with overdrive
  • This lovely Series 1 is finished in the, rather conservatively named, Jaguar Pale Blue
  • The gently patinated dark blue leather interior feels intimate yet enormously stylish
  • Dashboard veneers and door cards etc. are in great condition suggesting caring ownership
  • Supplied with its original handbook, diagrams and MOTs dating back to 1984
  • The car is photographed on Kent alloy wheels,. The original wheels will come with the car
  • Has only covered around 1,000 miles in the last decade, corroborated by its MOT history

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Lot Details

Registration: ABW 450J RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1970 Engine size: 2.8L
Make: Daimler Odometer reading (miles): 52656
Model: Sovereign S1 2.8 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: IT2507DN

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Bodywork in very nice condition with good paint for the cars age. Car is photographed on Kent alloy wheels, the original wheels will be fitted for auction.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Navy leather seats, carpets and headlining all in excellent order. Wooden dash looks lovely.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine starts and runs nicely.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


All in good working order, selects gears as expected.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Drives very nicely, running gear shows light ware, in line with its low milage.


Minor: Major:


No known faults.

Vehicle History


Vehicle has been well maintained with the history file containing many receipts. Supplied with original handbook and diagrams and MOTs dating back to 1984.  Has been kept indoors, under cover and maintained well over the years.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history