Daimler - Daimler Double -Six

When Jaguar purchased Daimler from BSA, it was so that Jaguar could expand the size of its premises. They carried on some of the ongoing Daimler projects such as the SP250 and also used the Daimler brand on some of the Jaguars models that were built subsequently, which were invariably the same but for the fluted radiator surround and different minor specifications.

When the XJ series of cars was built, the V12 engined 5.3 litre XJ12 had a Daimler equivalent called the Daimler Double-Six, a name famous in Daimler history for the Double Six they had made in the early 1930's. The new Daimler Double Six built under Jaguar in 1972 was available in both 4 door ( initially the shorter chassis as on the Jaguar XJ12) and  for a short period (1975 to 1977) with two door Coupe bodywork.

Daimler Double six tyre size for the first year of production only was the 205/70VR15 size, but thereafter the Double-Six was fitted with the larger 215/70VR15 size, which carried on that way through to 1986.

For interest, the 6 cylinder XJ6 never had the larger size tyre specified, staying with the 205/70R15 size.

Blockley Products for Daimler Daimler Double -Six

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£174.00 (£208.80 inc. VAT)

650/700Lx15 Race Valved Tube

Blockley Race Valved Inner Tube

£39.00 (£46.80 inc. VAT)


Radial Tyre

£198.00 (£237.60 inc. VAT)