Hello! New user with Daimler Double Six - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum

Notices
XJ XJ12 ( X305 ) 1995 - 1997

Hello! New user with Daimler Double Six

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 12-22-2016, 03:07 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Norddeutschland
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Hello! New user with Daimler Double Six

Hello!

I am 'cumberland' from Germany.

About one year ago I bought this "Daimler Double Six" of 1997, imported last year from Japan.

This car is free of any corrosion, but has some issues with the painting because of intense sun exposure in Japan. The interior wood was refurbished a few weeks ago.

It ran just about 40.000 miles and is technically in a very good condition.

I would like to know if anyone has further information regarding the plaque on the last picture.

I have never seen any Jaguar X305 in Europe with this plaque or even heard of something like a "V12 last edition", even if they are later buildt than mine!

Thanks for any information!

Best Regards!













 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-22-2016, 03:09 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Norddeutschland
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

oops...

Here is the picture with the plaque:

 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-23-2016, 04:05 AM
GGG's Avatar
GGG
GGG is online now
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Durham, UK
Posts: 105,651
Thanked 9,254 Times in 7,728 Posts
Default

Welcome to the forum Cumberland,

I can't find any reference to special Daimler editions except for the "Centenary" which was available in both X300 and X305 options. The author Nigel Thorley who is an expert on such matters makes no mention of
"V12 last edition" in his JAGUAR - All the Cars.

The last Jaguar V12 engine was produced on April 17, 1997. Jaguar would never have let the V12 run out without a limited edition to mark the end so as well as having a beautiful car, yours is also a bit extra special. Previous end-of-run editions have been limited to 50 examples.

Sir Nicholas Scheele, the chairman of Jaguar at the time had a one-off extra long wheel base version X305 built which looks about 0.5 metres longer than the normal LWB. This monster is now in the Jaguar Heritage Collection.

Graham
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-23-2016, 09:44 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Norddeutschland
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Dear Graham,
many thanks for your response!
Another option would be that these plaques were special for customers in Japan.
Another german forums member here has a Daimler Double Six, which was build a few weeks later - no plaque in this car.
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-23-2016, 12:34 PM
GGG's Avatar
GGG
GGG is online now
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Durham, UK
Posts: 105,651
Thanked 9,254 Times in 7,728 Posts
Default

That's quite possible.

Jaguar have produced several limited edition series of a number of models for the US market so it's reasonable to expect they will have also done the same for other markets.

Jaguar Heritage ( Jaguar Heritage. Contact Us ) or Jaguar CRC (Jaguar Customer Relationship Centre - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum) should be able to give you the answer.

It will have to wait until after the New Year as the factory will now be closed for the holiday.

Graham
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-23-2016, 02:10 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Norddeutschland
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Many thanks, good idea!
I am going to ask Jaguar Heritage and will report back.
Best Regards, cumberland
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-27-2016, 02:00 AM
SleekJag12's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Posts: 857
Thanked 226 Times in 185 Posts
Default

Hello Cumberland,

Glad you made it onto the Jaguar Forums. What a beautiful car, and quite special too, as probably one of the last 50 Daimlers built with a V12 engine. Lovely plaque, with stamped chassis number for authenticity.

Interesting that your Japanese version is a left-hand drive model. Perhaps it was originally sent to a different country?
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-27-2016, 06:16 AM
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pacific Northwest USA
Posts: 18,535
Thanked 5,706 Times in 4,304 Posts
Default

A similar example would be "The Last 100" V12 Series III VanDen Plas cars built in 1992. These unusually spec'd cars were not the last 100 built per se, but were the last 100 built *for the Canadian market*. The plaques were included with each car but not all owners (or dealers) installed them.

Cheers
DD
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-27-2016, 06:38 AM
1 of 19's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Eau Claire, WI.
Posts: 954
Thanked 236 Times in 174 Posts
Default

Welcome to our addiction.
 
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-27-2016, 03:46 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Norddeutschland
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Many thanks for your welcome! :-)

I agree, most probably it will be something like "the last x V12" for the japanese market. I am going to ask Jaguar Heritage...

Regarding the left-hand-drive:
The dealer who imported the car said, left-hand-drive would be not so unusual in Japan in the euorpean luxury segment (i.e. Mercedes SL, Jaguar XJ). Japanese owners want to show their european luxury car - including the european "wrong" side of the steering wheel (from their perspective).
Thatīs what he said, I cannot confirm this.
What I can confirm is that the car was originally sold in Japan:
 
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cumberland For This Useful Post:
SleekJag12 (12-28-2016)
  #11  
Old 06-23-2017, 08:00 AM
XK150's Avatar
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: South Coast
Posts: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Lovely car Cumberland! I have a 1996 Daimler Double Six. Your car looks incredibly well cared for, the interior looks factory fresh!
 
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-31-2018, 07:53 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Invercargill southland
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smile Hello Cumberland!

Lovely Car. We also have a 97 Daimler Double Six. Our car also has the plaque in it. We live in New Zealand.
 
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-01-2018, 02:09 AM
GGG's Avatar
GGG
GGG is online now
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Durham, UK
Posts: 105,651
Thanked 9,254 Times in 7,728 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by milne17 View Post
Lovely Car. We also have a 97 Daimler Double Six. Our car also has the plaque in it. We live in New Zealand.
Welcome to the forum milne17,

Another beautiful Daimler. If there was a prize for being greatest distance from the factory, you would be the winner!

Please follow this link New Member Area - Intro a MUST - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum to the New Member Area - Intro a MUST forum and post some information about yourself and your vehicle for all members to see. In return you'll get a proper welcome and some useful advice about posting to the forum.

Graham
 
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-02-2018, 02:59 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Norddeutschland
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Lovely Car. We also have a 97 Daimler Double Six. Our car also has the plaque in it. We live in New Zealand.
Very interesting!
Was your Daimler originally sold in New Zealand or is it an imported car (from where?)?
 
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-02-2018, 04:49 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Invercargill southland
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi there,
We brought the Daimler here in NZ March 2013 from a guy who was in desperate need of money,bit of a sad story. Anyway he told us the Daimler was imported by a car sales here in NZ from either Singapore or Japan, I am not %100 sure.But it was a Chauffeur driven car. The last owner brought it in June 2008 and owned it up until we brought it. We are both in the Southland Jaguars Club ( there is around 80 members) the Daimler goes out on most of the monthly runs. We don't know if there are anymore in NZ.

Thank you
Shane and Fleur.
 
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-03-2018, 02:36 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Norddeutschland
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Hi Shane and Fleur,
imported from Singapore or Japan...
Thatīs the explanation for the plague.
I have never seen one on american oder european Jaguar XJ12 oder DD6.
Anyway, wonderful car. Enjoy it! :-)

Best Regards,
cumberland
 
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-06-2018, 04:30 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 216
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Default

what a crime to nail these plaques to the veneer!!!!

The plaques for the Daimler Century's were fixed in the Glove-Box !!!!
 
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-09-2018, 01:46 AM
SleekJag12's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Posts: 857
Thanked 226 Times in 185 Posts
Default

Very carefully nailed by the finest craftsmen! Probably with pilot holes. Cracking unacceptable.

Milne, your car is lovely. I see it is a RHD too. Interesting.

The X300 VIN numbers ran to 812255, so 790+ is still a ways off from the end. But as Doug says it may be among the last few that went to that market.

Glad to see you back Cumberland. Did you ever find out more from the JDHT?
 
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-30-2018, 10:19 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I just came across this thread and have a bit of info to add.

I have a ex-Japan Daimler Double Six (VIN 801540). It is a LHD 4 seater with rear seat console. First registered in Japan in March 1997.
No plate on the dash

When I bought the car in 2012 I contacted the JEC in the UK asking about the last VIN's for V12 X300's.

This is the response from Rob Jenner of the JEC

the numbers I have are these

X300 Daimler 4.0 SWB 1362 cars
X300 Daimler 4.0 LWB 1430 cars
X300 Daimler V12 SWB 1007 cars
X300 Daimler V12 LWB 1330 cars

I do not have a split of LHD and RHD last car was a UK car 807185 on 17/04/1997 from memory, I had an April 1997 DD 6 RHD LWB some years ago, a very very late car
the last V12 vins I have, were gleaned from a build record sheet very very quickly at JH when I had a moment to spare, I have no details of these cars just a vin and newest going backwards are as follows, 807185, 807136, 807133, 807041, 806969, 806933, 806897, 806855, 806825 , these may not be a full list, and sadly my access to JH along with everyone else's has been removed in the recent restructuring at Browns Lane


Next time I am in the UK I hope to visit JDHT to seek further information

John


 
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to terreneuve For This Useful Post:
SleekJag12 (07-05-2018)
Reply
 
 
 

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: