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1975-1977 DAIMLER 4.2 Coupé specifications


Announced in 1973, the Daimler Coupé – a short-wheelbase, pillarless variation on the XJ6/Sovereign saloon theme – seemed to have a lot going for it. The lines were even more handsome than those of the standard saloons and the truncated length added a sporty aura. However, when the Coupé finally made it into production in 1975, as a Series 2 model, it had a difficult life. Build quality was poor and the black vinyl roofs sported by each model were allegedly there to hide imperfections. Just 1598 were made before a halt was called in 1977.

Production

  • Production:
    399
  • Price at launch:
    £5,590
  • Price (excellent)
    £10,250
  • Price (good):
    £8,250
  • Price (average):
    £4,000
  • Price (project):
    £1,200

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.8secs
  • Top speed:
    124.0mph
  • Power:
    173.0bhp
  • Torque:
    227.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual/Automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4826mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2765mm
  • Width:
    1770mm
  • Height:
    1370mm
  • Weight:
    1689kgs

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