Daimler 1961-1999: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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Daimler 1961-1999

Daimlers from the pre-Jaguar era are difficult to find and haven’t changed greatly in value for the past decade. In fact the only significant movement in Daimler values has come from post-1972 V12 saloons and then only when the car is excellent.

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The version to get if possible is a Series 1 Vanden Plas of which around 350 were built and today can cost more than $35,000. 2.5-litre cars which shared the Mark 2 Jaguar body are stuck in a sub-$25K rut, with later 420 and XJ-based Sovereigns even cheaper.

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2.5 V8 1962-69 $21,755 [7] 

Sovereign 1966-69 $16,245 [2]

Sovereign 1970-86 $11,375 [11] 

Sovereign 1987-94 $11,700 [5]

Double Six 1973-86 $27,625 [4]

DS420 1968-92 $38,000 [5]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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