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1969 Daimler DS420 Van Den Plas


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Description

For more than two decades, the Daimler DS420 limousine was the default long-wheelbase mayoral and funereal transport in the UK.

And as a consequence, it's probably one of the most recognisable cars on the road today - despite being out of production since 1992.

The history of the DS420 was interesting - it replaced two cars when launched, the Daimler DK400 and the Vanden Plas Princess - and combined the best bits of the two companies. It was based on the underpinnings of the Jaguar MkX, was powered by its straight-six 4.2-litre XK engine, and looked awesome thanks to styling by Vanden Plas.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • This car was owned new by the Governor General of Hong Kong. It was imported into NZ after the Chinese took back Hong Kong from the British in 1997. It was first registered in NZ in 1998. We are told that the Queen and many Royals / Dignitaries would have been in this car - but can't prove any of that.
  • Condition is good – straight body, and paint looks the part having been just recently professionally cut and polished.
  • Good motor and mechanically seems a  sound car - in-line six-cylinder, twin overhead cam engine fitted with twin SU carburettors - drives very nic
  • Fitted with Borg-Warner model 8, 3-speed automatic transmission,'Varamatic' power steering, all-round independent suspension and servo assisted disc brakes on all 4 wheels as standard.
  • This limousine has a wheelbase of 11ft 9in. and an overall length of 18ft. 10in.
  • Most body panels were manufactured by Motor Panels and the body was assembled by Park Sheet Metal, Coventry. The bare bodies were then transported to Vanden Plas, Kingsbury, London for painting and final assembly.
  • Nice interior with some patina - ideal for weddings - would fit Bride and six bride maids easily.
  • Comes with an electric Privacy Glass, which is a nice feature.
  • Ideal for weddings, VIP, hospitality, entertainment etc or for a collector.

Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered, if sold in New Zealand.

TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

Viewing is STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT only.

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.