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  Lot 37

1949 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe

Sold for £17,333

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: KYN 131
Chassis No: 53353
MOT: Exempt

  • 2.5-litre straight-six OHV engine allied to four-speed pre-selector transmission
  • Fitted with Barker Coachwork
  • Exstensivly restored in the 1980's
  • Brown logbook, collection of old invoices and MOT certificates
  • Offered with handbook, wiring diagrams and early correspondence
  • Said to drive 'Very Well' and look great
  • Long term previous ownership and just 3 former keepers shown on the V5c

Though Daimler's DB18 model was introduced in 1939, most examples were manufactured post-WW2. Known as the 2½ litre or Consort, it was available in a variety of open and closed guises (though, most were bodied as four-door saloons). Foursome Drophead Coupe designs were produced by both Tickford and Barker, while the latter coachbuilder was also responsible for a more rakish Special Sports derivative. Powered by a six-cylinder OHV engine of 2522cc, the DB18 could reach 50mph in 17.9 seconds and some 76mph flat out.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Excellent'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very good'
Paintwork: 'Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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