Daimler DS420 Limousine

From 1968 to 1992

The DS420 was announced in April 1968, based on the Mark X/420G floorpan. It was offered in Limousine form and as a chassis for bespoke coachmakers.  It was initially built at the Vanden Plas Coachworks in London and sold through normal Daimler channels but VDP closed in 1981 and it was brought in house to Browns Lane. 

Production ceased in 1992 by which time a total of 5,043 had been built a good number for such a specialist vehicle, very popular in the diplomatic and funeral trades it still has an elegance sadly lacking in today's stretched cars.

Model Summary

Model Type:

Mark 10/420G/DS420

Production Dates:

1968 - 1992

Optional Extras

  • Choice of two types of radio installations for front and rear
  • Electric Radio aerial
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows
  • Electrically operated rear quarter windows
  • Electrically operated centre division
  • Chromium plated flag mast for bonnet
  • Adjustable reading lamps for rear compartment
  • Nylon over-rugs for the rear compartment
  • Laminated windscreen
  • Heated rear screen
  • Front & Rear seat belts
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Sundym tinted windscreen & side windows
  • Wing mirrors
  • Integrated ignition/starter switch to steering column
  • Fog/spot lamps
  • Electrically heated rear screen
  • Rear compartment footrests
  • Chromium plated badge bar
  • Sony colour TV in veneered cabinet
  • Single or dual tone colour finishes
  • Interior trims to suit requirements
  • Equipped and veneered cocktail cabinet for rear compartment
  • Media veneered cabinet to incorporate audio visual systems
  • Flourescent lighting for rear comparment
  • West of England cloth upholstery for rear compartment
  • Full leather trim
  • Curtains for rear compartment
  • Fold away veneered writing tables
  • Refrigerated cool box for boot area
  • Central division and rear window blinds
  • Exterior colour schemes to individual requirements

Daimler DS420 Limousine Events

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The 2017 Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Annual General Meeting at Jaguar Cars Limited, Castle Bromwich facility, Castle Vale, Birmingham, West Midlands.

The 2017 Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Annual General Meeting at Jaguar Cars Limited, Castle Bromwich facility, Castle Vale, Birmingham, West Midlands.

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