1974 DS420 Daimler Jaguar Chevy 350

Price: US $5,999.00 Item location: Holly, Michigan, United States
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: Daimler
  • SubModel: DS420
  • Type: Limousine
  • Trim: 4 door, limosine
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 2,062
  • VIN: 1M22767
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 350 Chevy
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: partition window, 2 fold down middle seats, vinyl seats, Cassette Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Jaguar Daimler DS420

Right hand side drive, this may be a British car, but hosts a 350 Chevy....obviously not the original engine.
weighs 4,200, according to title
tinted windows are starting to bubble
Appears to be enamel paint
Owner of 1 year, upon immediate purchase a professional mechanic preformedmaintenance or replaced the following:
battery, struts, shocks, wheel bearing, stabilizer links, fuel pump, ignition lock cyclinder
The front interior is not as nice or as luxury, however the back is very nice and cozy, comfortable seating, ashtrays, lighters, extra seating, and power windows, not to mention the automatic partition window for privacy. (not tinted)
Excellent car for a party up to 8 people
Nice carpet, fairly clean
In the back, the Vinyl seats are in excellent condition, no known cracks or tears
Front leather bench seat has some cracks and wear, weak at seams
power windows in back, manual windows in front
3,319 km or 2,062 miles according to the conversion charts, i do not believe it t be accurate
The float is currently stuck on the carburetor
One of the two gas tanks does not work, both do not need to be in working order to drive
Must be trailed for pickup, pick up date and time will be determined when auction ends by both parties
Deposit of $1,500 via paypal due immediately at the time the listing ends, the balance may be paid at time of pick up with a copy of your valid driver's license, cash and/or a dated legal cashier's check
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaDaimler limousine DS420OverviewManufacturerProductionBody and chassisClassPowertrainEngineDimensionsWheelbaseLengthWidthHeightKerbweightChronologyPredecessor
The Daimler Company Limited
4,141 (limousines)[1]
& 903 (chassis only)[1]
Luxury car
4235 cc DOHCJaguarstraight six
358 cm (141 in)
574 cm (226 inches)
197 cm (77.56 inches)
161 cm (63.39 inches)
2133 kg (4702 pounds)
Daimler DR450&(Austin) Princesslimousines[2]

TheDaimler limousine DS420, popularly known as theDaimler Limousine, is a large limousine produced byThe Daimler Company Limitedbetween 1968 and 1992. The vehicles have been used by theBritish,DanishandSwedish royal houses. The car is still commonly used in the wedding, funeral, and hotel trades.


The DS420 began production in 1968, replacing theDR450which had been based on theMajestic Major. Unlike its predecessor, it had noDaimlerengineering, but was entirely aJaguarproduct, utilising the 4.2 litre version of theJaguar XKstraight-six engine. It also replaced theVanden Plas4-Litre Princess Limousine, and was initially produced at the Vanden Plas works inKingsbury, North London. It was announced on 11 June 1968.[3]


The Limousine was based on the floorpan ofJaguar's 420Gflagship (not to be confused with the smallerJaguar 420), but with a wheelbase extended an extra 21in (533.4mm). The frontal styling was similar to the originalDaimler Sovereign, with the Jaguar four-headlight treatment first seen on the 420G's predecessor, theMark X, mated to a Daimler radiator grill bearing the traditional fluting. Jaguar Mark X/420G underpinnings were also apparent from the twin ten gallon fuel tanks set in each of the rear wings, each with its own electric SU pump selected by a dashboard mounted switch.[4]

The driver sat on a full width bench seat in a relatively upright position which was said to make length-wise adjustment for different sizes of driver unnecessary, although there was 2.75 in (7cm) of telescopic adjustment available on the low-set steering wheel.[4]

Three of the six rear passengers sat on a bench-seat behind the glass division in opulent comfort — the DS420's rear seat spanning over 6 feet (1.8m) in width. Three more passengers could fit on occasional fold-up seats[2]but the DS420 was twelve inches shorter, on wheelbase 4 inches shorter, much lighter and with an engine two-thirds of the size of the very exclusiveRolls-Royce Phantom VI. The Daimler was always half the price of even an "off-the-peg" standard series production long wheel base Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.[5]