A Brief History
This is our first XJC experience and the Daimler Sovereign feels and looks quite at home alongside its Mark 4 and Mark 2 siblings. It's also the one we use the most; partly for its comfort and also for its easy manoeuvrability in city traffic.
The car was manufactured in 1975 and sold by Stratstone (Thameside) Ltd to Wormald International (UK) Ltd on 22 March 1976.
The rest of the history is a little speculative. A Mr S. Sinclair supposedly bought the car through Brysons in Sydney, but picked it up in the UK. Mr Sinclair either worked for, or was a director of Wormalds. He drove the car around the UK for about 3 months and then brought it to Australia but his wife did not like it because it only had 2 doors, so he sold it to Martin Wells.
In May 1991, Dai Thomas (JDCA) bought the car from someone who ran a dry-cleaning business in St Ives, Sydney. He told Dai that he had owned it for several years but he was quite vague about who owned it before him.
We bought the car from Dai in November 2014 and took it to Tasmania for the National Rally in March this year. The car is in very original condition, the vinyl roof has recently been replaced due to damage during transportation from Sydney.