Ownership Verified: Our 1994 Daimler Six 4.0: ?1000 Brexit Express that's Not a Jag

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Nah, I picked up sticker plates today. I could't get them on Wednesday for Trafi related issues.

Edit: that means the Daimler is now back on the road!
 

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With the MX-5's registration, I got my short plates on immediately. This might be different since those plates really can't be available anymore and we'll probably have to settle for whatever garish letter combo they foist on us :p

Finalgear has ruined me. I'm now reading into the plates I see in traffic. XNA etc appeared a couple of years ago, anything beginning with GL is being handed out right now (someone I know has a Transit GLE :p) and KOP KOF KOL KOT are typically found on newly registered cars that used to have short plates such as Pajeros and various Americana.
 

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I have to rant a bit about the stupidity of the Finnish import car system. When a Finnish citizen brings a foreign car to the country, you have to declare it to the customs. They give you 5 day permission to drive it. If you don't start the car tax process during those five days, your car becomes illegal to drive on the road. If you fill the paper work and start the car tax lottery, you get 3 month driving permission. Normally they manage to calculate the taxes quite quickly, then they bill you and you have two weeks to pay (if you import a new Ferrari, it can be six figures) and that's it.

Problems arise if they for some reason can not figure out the tax in three months. It's their fault, your problem. Or in our case, the car spend almost two months in a garage as we were looking for new driving lights etc. Just before taking it to MOT, I started the car tax process online. Now the car is legal to drive, but not for three months like I expected, only until 18th of November. Why? Well, the three months timeframe apparently begins when the car arrives to Finland, not when you start the whole process.

Had we waited until spring, the car would've been illegal all the time until somebody had spun the car tax roulette and we had paid the tax.

And all of this could be avoided, if the country wouldn't want to earn money by taxing sheds brought and bought from another EU countries.

Oh, how much is the tax? We have no idea, something between 1000 and 2000 euros probably.
 

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The Queen has good taste. There's also Diana's Audi and other Royal cars.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/princess-dianas-audi-sale-alongside-elton-johns-rolls-royce-1585158
 

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All is said all ready about the Big D, but it is marvelous up class way to move and quicker I expected. Very nice experience.

What shocked is price difference between the new Jag and D
 
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What shocked is price difference between the new Jag and D

public dug up price lists from some old magazines, this is in 1996:

3.2 ?30100, 4.0 Sport ?36650, 4.0 Sovereign ?44440, XJR ?48000, Daimler Six ?54000.

So in today's money that's ?52k, ?63k, ?76k, ?83k and ?93k.
 

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These are 1996 prices from CAR, so it might have been slightly different. '91 XJ40 Six was 691000 FIM in a Finnish magazine, have to find a correct year price list somewhere.
 

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It fits in our parking garage spot, but it's a delicate effort. Drives even better than I remembered, the wheel is so much nicer to grip than the XJ40's. I had missed that bark, that throttle response, the effortless *go*.

And after a nice Team Daimler reunion at a cafe bar in Helsinki's hipster district, we had to hoon around the chavvy spots blasting Scooter.

HARDER

FASTER

DAIMLER
 

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I don't usually pick up people from the train station, but when I do...



Daimler parked at Rusan Shelli, the place for car people to hang out at capital region.

 

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Daimler parked at Rusan Shelli, the place for car people to hang out at capital region.


Instant 10p street credibility rise, added at least 15 sticker horsepower with side kick of one fast & two fusions.
 
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The 15" RW alloys look pretty decent with some meaty Hakkapeliitta sidewall.
 

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We didn't put the centre caps on, because they are secured with bolts, and the bolts that came with have security heads, as discovered at the last moment. Also we're missing one centre cap. Also they have Jaguar logos :yucky:

The Daimler did over 2400km over the last 3 days, and did it admirably. Got the average consumption down to 10.9* l/100km! Great grand tourer.












* The winter tyres are about 5% smaller in circumference, though, so the speedo/odo reads 5% too much :p
 
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The drive confirms just how reliable and comfortable the car is. The fuel consumption is just on the wrong side of 10l/100km, but maybe perhaps it's worth it. And driving RHD on Finnish roads is barely a problem at all. With seated heather leats it's even a great winter car :lol:
 
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Do you have any pictures of the Daimler at the Arctic Circle?
 

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Wait, where'd you drive? Or was that the destination?
 

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We drove to Ivalo to get the car washed and then back.
 

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I got this shot taken with my potato

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proving that they cut us in line...to the wash. Driving happened during that shot, so sorry about the misplacement of everything.
 

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More photos:

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First signs of winter as we drove north from Helsinki.

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Checking engine and adding screenwash.

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Fueling up north of Oulu.

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Milestones.

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Saariselk? views in the northernmosts spots we visited.

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Porttipahta bridge.

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Emergency landing strip.

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Beware of the giant, inflatable D!

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We didn't bring a snow brush.
 
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