1996 Daimler Century Register


1996 Daimler Century Register International logo

 

The Daimler Century was a limited edition, produced by Jaguar Cars Limited in 1996, to celebrate the centenary of Daimler production in the UK.

Total production was 200 worldwide (100 4 litre and 100 6 litre V12’s) making the Daimler Century a very rare beast. Based on the X300 version of the XJ6 and XJ12, it is durable, and most parts are easily available.

Those few which were exported to Japan were badged as a Daimler Centenary in order not to clash with the Toyota Century.

The Daimler Century was produced in a variety of colours, in long wheel base form only, but with the option of 4 or 5 seats – most were specified as 4 seaters.

 

Identification is by reference to the “Century” badging on the glovebox, treadplates, bootlid and front wing. There is no “Century specific” Vehicle Identification Number coding.

 1996 Daimler Century Logo 1996 Daimler Century Logo
Identification at a glance

Although the X300 Daimler featured chrome door mirrors and door handles, the Century was the only X300 Daimler to additionally have a chrome strip along the top of the rubbing strip, chromed wheels and the Daimler Century logo on the lower front wings.

 

Daimler Century
This close-up shows the Daimler Century Logo and chrome strip.

Although they could be purchased as an optional extra, the Century was the only Daimler to be specified with the Chrome Turbine Wheels as standard.

Daimler Century Wing Badging and Chrome Turbine Wheels
From the rear the car is identified by ‘Daimler’ and ‘Century’ badges.

From the front, the car is the same as any other Daimler X300, but every Century I have seen has been specified with headlamp power washers.

Daimler Century rear view
What sets the Century apart from other X330 Daimlers is the ‘D’ logo on all of the headrests and vanity mirrors set in the roof for rear passengers.

All cars featured contrast piping and a sunroof.

Daimler Century Cabin Interior
Most Century’s were specified with the sumptuous ‘4 seat’ arrangement, however, for rarity, go for the rear bench seat which accomodates 3 in the rear and provides a 5 seater car. Daimler Century 4 seater
Treadplates also feature unique Century logos Daimler Century Treadplates
….. as do the colour co-ordinated Lambswool over-rugs Daimler Century Lambswool Rugs
The Daimler theme continues in the ‘D’ on the gear knob Daimler Century Gear Knob
….. and the ‘Century’ provenance is confirmed in the glovebox veneer Daimler Century Glove Box Veneer

Century identification pictures provided courtesy of Frank Wilson

For Japanese specified cars, all ‘Century’ badging is replaced by ‘Centenary’ badging.

 

ALL Century’s will begin “SAJDK”. The 6th character will relate to the intended market; the 7th will be M (5 seats, that is, rear bench seat) or N (4 individual seats with rear centre console dividing the rear seats); the 8th character relates to engine size – D (4 litre) and S (6 litre); the 9th character relates to transmission and drive-side. The 10th is for “X300” and will therefore be constant, while the 11th is related to emmissions equipment, and is likely to be J or P for the 4 litre and R or P for the 6 litre, depending on market legislation. The final 6 digits are unique to each Daimler Century, but fall within the general X300 numbering range, as these cars would have been built on the same production line, mixed in amongst their lesser siblings.

 

 

The Daimler Century Register currently consists of:

 SAJDKANS4BR 774726

Daimler Century 774726

 

Date of manu: 19/02/96
Date of 1st reg: 03/07/97
Colour: Spruce Green
Trim: Silk White/Sage
Engine size: 6 litre
Seats: 4
Market: Austria lhd
Location: Switzerland (2011)
First delivered to Austria – passed on to Switzerland as unsold

(earliest VIN found so far)

SAJDKAND3BJ 774775

Daimler Century 774775

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
26/04/96
Colour:
Topaz
Trim:
Pale Mushroom
Engine size:
4 litre
Seats:
4
Market:
UK rhd
Location:
Hong Kong (2017)
SAJDKAND3BJ 775083

Daimler Century 775083

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Carnival Red
Trim: Pale Mushroom
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 4
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2011)
SAJDKAMS4BR 776127

Daimler Century 776127

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Black
Trim: Mushroom
Engine size: 6 litre V12
Seats: 5
Market: lhd
Location: Poland (2010)
SAJDKANS3BR 776246

Daimler Century 776246

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Morocco Red
Trim: Mushroom
Engine size: 6 litre V12
Seats: 4
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2011)
SAJDKANS3BR 776370

Daimler Century 776370

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Nautilus
Trim: Pale Mushroom
Engine size: 6 litre V12
Seats: 4
Market: rhd
Location: New Zealand (2011)
SAJDKANS4BR 776391

Logo Daimler Century Awaiting Image

 

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg: tba
Colour: Spruce Green
Trim: tba
Engine size: 6 litre
Seats: 4
Market: lhd
Location: Switzerland (2011)
SAJDKANS4BR 776887

Daimler Century 776887

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
17-Apr-96
Colour:
Morocco Red
Trim:
Pale Mushroom
Engine size:
6 litre V12
Seats:
4
Market:
LHD
Location:
Russia (2017)
 First registered in The Netherlands
SAJDKKNS4BP 777248

Daimler Century 777248

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Carnival Red
Trim: Oatmeal
Engine size: 6 litre V12
Seats: 4
Market: Japan lhd
Location: UK (2010)
First exported to Japan and badged as a “Centenary”
SAJDKAND4BP 777720

Daimler Century 777720

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg: tba
Colour: Spruce Green
Trim: Silk White
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 4
Market: lhd
Location: Switzerland (2011)
SAJDKAND4BJ 777928

Daimler Century 777928

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Spruce Green
Trim: Silk White
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 4
Market: lhd
Location: France (2010)
SAJDHAMD3BJ 778064

Daimler Century 778064

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Black
Trim: Oatmeal
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 5
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2009)
SAJDKANS4BR 778155

Logo Daimler Century Awaiting Image

Date of manu: March 1996
Date of 1st reg: tba
Colour: tba
Trim: tba
Engine size: 6 litre
Seats: 4
Market: lhd
Location: Switzerland (2011)
SAJDKAMD3BJ 778158

Daimler Century 778158

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg: tba
Colour: Sapphire Blue
Trim: Silk White
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 5
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2012)
200,000 recorded miles in January 2012 with full service history and all MoT’s!
SAJDKANS3BR 778899

Daimler Century 778899

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Spruce Green
Trim: Silk White
Engine size: 6 litre
Seats: 4
Market: UK rhd
Location: (UK 2016)
SAJDKANS3BP 779027

Daimler Century 779027

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour:
Spruce Green
Trim:
Silk White
Engine size:
6 litre
Seats:
4
Market:
Australia rhd
Location:
Australia (2012)
Believed to be the only Century in Australia. Offered for sale in 2012.
SAJDKAND3BJ 779083

Daimler Century 779083

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Carnival Red
Trim: Pale Mushroom
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 4
Market: UK rhd
Location: Ireland (2010)
SAJDKAND4BJ 779670

Daimler Century 779670

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Black
Trim: Mushroom tbc
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 4
Market: lhd
Location: Italy (2011)
SAJDKANS4BR 779808

Daimler Century 779808

 

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour:
Black
Trim:
Silk White
Engine size:
6 litre
Seats:
4
Market:
Dubai lhd
Location:
UK (2012)
Supplied new to Dubi, re-imported to UK
SAJDKAND4BJ 780453

Daimler Century 780453

 

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
20th Jun 1996
Colour:
Spruce Green
Trim:
Silk White
Engine size:
4 litre
Seats:
4
Market:
Italy lhd
Location:
Netherlands (2018)
SAJDKAND4BJ 781267

Daimler Century 781267

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg: 15th May 1996
Colour: Spruce Green
Trim: Silk White
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 4
Market: Norway lhd
Location: Norway (2011)
Special order black dash & door rolls,
believed unique on a Century
Collected direct from Brown’s Lane by the owner.
SAJDKAND4BP 781332

Daimler Century 781332

Date of manu: 29th April 1996
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Black
Trim: Silk White
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 4
Market: Switzerland lhd
Location: Switzerland (2012)
SAJDKANS4BR 782054

Logo Daimler Century Awaiting Image

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg: tba
Colour: Spruce Green
Trim: tba
Engine size: 6 litre
Seats: 4
Market: lhd
Location: Switzerland (2011)
SAJDKANS4BR 782482

Daimler Century 782482

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Spruce Green
Trim: Silk White/Sage
Engine size: 6 litre V12
Seats: 4
Market: lhd
Location: France (2010)
SAJDKAND3BJ 782546

Daimler Century 782546

 

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg: 1st August 1996
Colour: Carnival Red
Trim: Pale Mushroom
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 4
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2017)
Featured in Jaguar Enthusiast’s Club magazine – September 2016
SAJDKAND3BJ 784408

Daimler Century 784408

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Cabernet Red
Trim: Mushroom
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 4
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2009)
Ex-Jaguar Heritage car,
sold at auction July 2009Download Clive Sutton Sales details for 784408 (dated 2009)
SAJDKAMD4BJ 784729

Daimler Century 784729

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Spruce Green
Trim: Silk White
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 5
Market: lhd
Location: France (2010)
SAJDKAMD3BJ 784801

Daimler Century 784801

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Sapphire Blue
Trim: Silk White/Mistletoe
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 5
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2011)
SAJDKANS3BR 784809

Daimler Century 784809

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Anthracite
Trim: Silk White/Sage
Engine size: 6 litre V12
Seats: 4
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2010)
SAJDKANS3BR 785445

Logo Daimler Century Awaiting Image

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
01/08/96
Colour:
Spruce Green
Trim:
Silk White/Sage
Engine size:
6 litre V12
Seats:
4
Market:
UK rhd
Location:
UK (2012)
SAJDKAMS3BR 786263

Daimler Century 786263

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg: 01/08/96
Colour: Red
Trim: Cream (tbc)
Engine size: 6 litre
Seats: 5
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2012)
SAJDKAND4BJ 787286

Daimler Century 787286

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Spruce Green
Trim: Silk White
Engine size: 4 litre
Seats: 4
Market: lhd
Location: Belgium (2010)
SAJDKANS3BR 787401

Daimler Century 787401

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg:
Colour: Black
Trim:
Engine size: 6 litre V12
Seats: 4
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2010)
SAJDKANS3BR 787557

Daimler Century 787557(latest VIN found so far)

Date of manu:
Date of 1st reg: 1st August 1996
Colour: Anthracite
Trim: Silk White
Engine size: 6 litre
Seats: 4
Market: UK rhd
Location: UK (2015)
Supplied new to Charles Hurst of Belfast 1996

Re-imported to S. Molton, N. Devon 2000. Serviced by D. Baskerville, Barnstaple.

Current owner since 2001.

Daimler Century UUX 100 No Information

 

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