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1966-1969 DAIMLER Sovereign specifications

1966-1969 DAIMLER Sovereign specifications Classic and Performance Car

There was probably a very good case for the 1966-69 Sovereign – the badge-engineered version of Jaguar’s big 420 – making use of the existing 4.5-litre Daimler V8 engine to power it. Unfortunately, Jaguar didn’t hear it, and so the Sovereign came out with the same 4235cc six-cylinder XK engine as the 420. Not that this made it a bad car, but it did take away some Daimler distinctiveness as the only different touches were a fluted grille, the ‘D’ bonnet mascot, ‘Daimler’ on the cam cover and assorted badges.

Production

  • Production:
    5700
  • Price at launch:
    £2,121
  • Price (excellent)
    £10,000
  • Price (good):
    £8,000
  • Price (average):
    £4,000
  • Price (project):
    £1,250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.9secs
  • Top speed:
    123.0mph
  • Power:
    245.0bhp
  • Torque:
    283.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    15.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4769mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2731mm
  • Width:
    1695mm
  • Height:
    1384mm
  • Weight:
    1575kgs

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