1985 Daimler DS420 Limo
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 German Embassy in London.
- It was first registered in new Zealand in 2017 and was restored in NZ around that time.
- Condition is very good – nice straight body and paint.
- Good motor and mechanically sound. Professionally serviced, new battery, fuel pumps and tuned.
- Beautiful interior in pretty much mint condition.
- Had COF until recently – now on WOF – can be put back on COF if desired.
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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