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1952 Daimler DB18 Special Sports Drophead Coupe

Lot 38 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 16th October 2019)

Estimate
£24,000 - £28,000
 

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Lot details
Registration No: FFK 666
Chassis No: 59159
Mot Expiry: July 2020

- Long term family ownership, Heritage certificate, invoices and old MOT's

- Offered with a large collection of spares

- Fitted with Conquest Century engine with automatic gearbox


Further info:

The Barker body of this handsome DB18 is finished in the pleasing combination of Dark over Light Green that's complemented by an array of quality brightwork. It is an unusual example in featuring a Daimler Conquest powerplant and gearbox rather than the standard engine and Wilson pre-selector transmission with fluid flywheel normally associated with these cars - the conversion was carried out by Daimler in c.1960/1961. `FFK 666has remained within the same family since 1980. Recent maintenance has included: a substantial overhaul of the engine with replacement big ends, mains and thrust bearings, new pistons plus rings and cylinders honed plus attention to the brakes; replacement of the king pins, trunnion bushes and rear springs; and fitment of a different steering box. The vendor presently classes the bodywork, paintwork, Beige leather interior trim, engine and gearbox as all being in `very good' order, and is selling the Daimler complete with: a large selection of spares; original handbook; Heritage Certificate; and selection of invoices and MOTs, including one valid to July 22, 2020.

 

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