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DAIMLER SOVEREIGN SERIES III

4-door 5-seater saloon.

Third generation Sovereigns were substantially facelifted Series IIs, with new body 'greenhouse' by Pininfarina, same below waist. Recognised by new tail lamps, Jaguar engine now with 205bhp/fuel injection, plus five-speed manual (Rover) gearbox option. Various naming shuffles in early eighties, with this car eventually only known as '4.2'. No Vanden Plas trim after 1983.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
4235cc (SS DOC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1979 to 1987  
Number produced:
29,354