Daimler’s flagship DE series debuted in 1946 as their largest and most expensive car on offer. The chassis was a fairly conventional design with x-bracing and independent front suspension; Hotchkiss drive rear axle, and Girling hydro-mechanical brakes. Two versions were available, the 138-inch wheelbase DE27 which was powered by the Daimler Twenty Seven inline-six cylinder engine (named such for its taxable horsepower rating), or the range-topping DE36 which featured a grand 147-inch wheelbase and was powered by a 5.4 liter inline-eight cylinder engine. The Thirty Six was essentially Britain’s last straight eight (Rolls Royce did use one in the "heads of state only" Phantom IV, but only eighteen were ever produced). It is a marvelously smooth, overhead valve unit with nine main bearings and a 150 horsepower output. Every bit of that power was needed to pull along the large and opulent bodies that were fitted to the DE36 chassis. Just 205 examples of the Thirty Six were built between 1946 and 1953, with a great many finding favor with the Royal Families of Afghanistan, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Thailand as well as at home in England. At the time the DE36 was built, Daimler counted Hooper & Co. Coachbuilders among its subsidiaries. Hooper had a long tradition of supplying coaches and motor bodies for the British Royal Family and was considered to be a purveyor of the finest quality bodies available. Hooper would stop at nothing to meet their clients’ wishes. Their long association with Daimler produced some fabulous and memorable motorcars. Hooper’s signature post-war style was fabulously elegant; with long, graceful sweeping lines and exquisite detailing. To promote Daimler and Hooper, BSA Chairman Sir Bernard Docker and his wife Lady Docker (who incidentally was made director of Hooper) commissioned a series of show cars for the annual Earl’s Court Motor Show. A run of six different style “Docker Daimlers” were produced; three on the DE36 chassis, consisting of The Green Goddess of 1947, The Golden Daimler of 1951 and the Blue Clover coupe in 1952. The 1953 Silver Flash was built on a 2 ½ liter Conquest Century chassis, and the final two, Stardust and Golden Zebra, sat atop DK400 chassis. Of all the Docker Daimlers, it is the stunning Green Goddess that attracted the most attention, enough so that it spawned a very short production run – with approximately 7 made. Of those seven originals, four are known to survive, each slightly different from the next, with our featured example built in 1948. This fine example was restored some years ago in Europe, and remains in good order throughout. It is painted in a very attractive burgundy and red combination much like its sister car, and the body is pleasingly well detailed and respectably presented. The original show car earned its name thanks to the metallic jade green paintwork applied to the magnificently sweeping and curvaceous drophead body. Today, all cars are known by this nickname regardless of color. Beyond the fabulous Hooper-designed bodywork, it is the sheer scale of the Green Goddess that really captured the attention of show goers. The wheelbase is a massive 147 inches long, and the body is a full 20 feet in length and 78 inches wide at the front. As a point of reference, the original Land Rover rode on an 80 inch wheelbase. The body was loaded with interesting details and features such as a hydro-electrically operated soft top which disappeared beneath a body-color metal cover. Side windows were electrically operated and headlights were faired-in to the front wings behind Perspex covers with fluted chrome trims that mimicked that of the signature Daimler radiator shell. Rear wheel spats are affixed to sprung hinges and built-in jacks at each corner make for civilized servicing should one encounter a puncture. In spite of the aluminum construction of the body, all of those details add up and the Green Goddess weighs in at over 6,000 pounds. The tan leather interior is equally as magnificent, flamboyant and beautifully styled as the exterior. As the DE36 Green Goddess is wider at the front than the rear, seating is a unique 3+2 arrangement, with large leather chairs up front for three, and two individual seats in the rear. The rear seats are cleverly positioned so passengers have a clear view of the road ahead, and if that isn’t enough, they can be raised, theater-style, to allow rear passengers to see over those in front. The driver is treated to a fabulous view down the impossibly long bonnet and faces a gracefully curved wood dash, peppered with bespoke instruments and ivory-colored switchgear. Speed can be registered in either KM or Miles, a feature that hinted at the cross-continental ability of the big Daimler. A column mounted gear selector controls a Daimler pre-select Fluid-Flywheel transmission for seamless, smooth shifting. Ineffable elegance and breathtaking presence define the Daimler DE36 Green Goddess. Sir Bernard Docker was certainly no wallflower; he very much enjoyed using his very special motorcar, and it must have made quite an impact on the narrow British B-roads! With just four known survivors, the Hooper Green Goddess is undeniably an extremely collectible and very important automobile. For many, it marks the high point for both Daimler and the Hooper & Co. Coachbuilders, an impossibly grand statement in the waning days of the custom coachbuilding era.
Type: Used Year: 1991 Make: DAIMLER Model: DOUBLE SIX Trim: 5.3 Auto Body: Sedan Trans: Automatic Mileage: 54064 Engine Size: 5340 Ext Color: GREEN
Lowered price from €19.950 -> €17.500 The Daimler 2.5-V8 (or 2½ litre V8 ) was launched late in 1962, and was essentially a rebadged Jaguar Mk2, but fitted with Daimler's 2.5 litres V8 engine; aside from the engine, fluted (furrowed brow) grille and rear number plate surround, badges, drive-train and some interior details (such as a split-bench front seat and a black enamel steering wheel) the Daimler 2.5- was otherwise indistinguishable from the Jaguar Mark 2. The 2.5-V8 was the first Jaguar designed car to have the Daimler badge. The Daimler V8 engine was more compact and therefore lighter than the six cylinder engine used in the Jaguar Mark 2, and weighed approximately 50 kg ("1 cwt") less. Spring and damper settings were revised accordingly to suit the altered weight distribution. At the end of 1965, the final drive ratio had been changed from 4.55:1 to 4.27:1, addressing complaints that the car as launched in 1963 had needed to exceed its recommended rev limit in order to reach its top speed, with a corresponding penalty in fuel consumption and engine noise and wear. The testers found the car refined and well equipped with efficient, if rather heavy, brakes. The engine and tra
The Jaguar 420 (pronounced "four-twenty") and its Daimler Sovereign equivalent were introduced at the October 1966 London Motor Show and produced for two years as the ultimate expression of a series of "compact sporting saloons" offered by Jaguar throughout that decade, all of which shared the same wheelbase. Developed from the Jaguar S-Type, the 420 cost around £200 more than that model and effectively ended buyer interest in it, although the S-Type continued to be sold alongside the 420/Sovereign until both types were supplanted by the Jaguar XJ6 late in 1968. The Jaguar 420 should not be confused with the larger Jaguar 420G. The 420/Sovereign traces its origins back to the Jaguar Mark 2, which was introduced in 1959 and sold through most of the 1960s. The Mark 2 had a live rear axle and was powered by the XK six-cylinder engine first used in the Jaguar XK120 of 1948. The Mark 2 was available in 2.4, 3.4 and 3.8-litre engine capacities. In 1968 the Daimler DS420 limousine began to be produced, carrying a similarly styled grille to the Sovereign and using the 4.2-litre Jaguar engine in twin carburettor form and also undergoing final assembly at Jaguar's Browns Lane factory in C
Daimler Six LWB 1997 4.0 Straight Six AJ16 Engine and only 27826 miles covered from new. A genuine UK supplied and serviced car with a full service history from new with stamped service book by main dealer and then itemised bills from Jaguar specialist . Only one owner from new the transferred to wife for purposes of estate sale. Over 100 hi-res photos at https://www.facebook.com/pg/JaguarWestLondon/photos/?tab=album&album_id=844181915745680 Beautiful Pearlescent Crystal Blue (changes shade in sunlight) with Regatta leather interior, last year of build for this model using the legendary XK Straight Six engine which has an excellent reputation for reliability, economy and performance mated to a 4 speed auto transmission, specification and details include; Virtually unmarked and rust free coachwork Beautiful leather which again is almost unmarked Chrome turbine Alloy wheels Bench style rear seats for 3 passengers Picnic tables Electric tilt and slide Sunroof Heated / electric and memory front seats Harmon Kardon audio 9 speaker system Electric steering column with memory Heated front screen Wood and leather steering wheel Chromatic rear view mirror Non smoker and pet free Power fold mirrors Cup holders to front armrest Heated rear seats Traction control Dual air bags ABS Cruise control Genuine Sheepskin mats with Jaguar rubber over mats This Daimler performs without fault, perfect engine gearbox steering, brakes and suspension as you would expect from such a low mileage car, just passed a new MOT with no advisories, complete with 2 sets of keys and full handbook pack. Ideal example for wedding business or investment as prices on the up for these lovely cars. Accident free with all original body panels and HPI clear. Your chance to own a rare X330 Daimler which looks, performs and drives as good as new!
We are delighted to offer this unrepeatable opportunity to purchase a very special Daimler Dart that has spent 47 years with the same family, verified by 'The Daimler & Lanchester Owners Club Ltd'. 7751 NC was purchased new by a Manchester City Centre based Insurance Company, L Rigby & Co Ltd, Duchy Chambers, Clarence Street. For the first two years it was driven by Mr Williamson and in 1963 he purchased the Daimler from the firm. The Dart stayed within the same family until 2010, being registered in the Canford Cliffs area of Poole, Dorset with a Miss Williamson from 1989 to 2010. Up to 2010, when it was taken off the road, the Daimler was kept in total original condition and a comprehensive history file details extensive maintenance since the late 1980's from Michael Riley Engineering, a very well respected name in the SP250 World who was also the Bournemouth Branch Secretary of 'The Daimler & Lanchester Owner's Club. For over two decades the Daimler was maintained by the marque expert and this contributed to the fact the car has survived so well considering it had been kept in fairly regular use most of its life. In 2010 the Daimler was sold, having essentially being driven by t
This ultra original Daimler V8250 was first registered on the 6th March 1969 and supplied new in Ascot Fawn with Red trim. The Daimler is totally standard with factory supplied steel wheels, automatic transmission and original leather upholstery. PEL 603G has a recorded mileage of 82000 and is remarkably original still retaining its wonderful, honest original upholstery. From the condition of the trim it clear this is an honest, genuine car that has never been left to deteriorate. From the history with the car we can see it covered 80000 miles from 1969 to 1996 and over the last twenty years it has been annually MOT tested but has covered just 2000 miles being used for short local running. The Daimler has never required restoration and it's clear this is a car that has never required major work. The V8 engine runs superbly holding correct oil pressure, it offers good performance, sounds fabulous. The automatic gearbox changes up and down smoothly and the car handles and performs well. On arrival with us, the Daimler was put through a programme of mechanical work at our Malton Coachwork workshop and was treated to over £2000 of mechanical work. As a result the Daimler is totally on
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About this Daimler Double Six First registered August 1977 to Barber Greene Ltd, for their chairman to be chauffeured in. Barber Greene covered 35,000 miles before selling it in late 1979 to the Bank of Boston for their president to be chauffeured in. The Bank of Boston only covered a further 8,000 miles in the eighteen years that they owned it before selling it on to Spearpoint Bland, a London insurance company who kept it for five years. Since 2002 this fabulous Daimler has only had two private owners bringing it to a total of 5. As the supplied Heritage Certificate confirms, this Daimler Double Six is presented in its original colours of almost flawless Amethyst with Black Everflex Roof and dark Olive Hides and Natural Carpets. It really is in as close to mint condition as we have ever seen. As this was the top of the range it is fitted with everything possible including the Daimler accoutrements of individual reading lamps and armrests. There is a comprehensive history file with this car containing numerous detailed invoices, the original service book and Daimler Unipart Passport and 25 old MOTs indicating that the low mileage is correct The last MOT was issued on 1st October 2
About this Daimler V8 250 Launched late in 1962 the 2.5 V8 was the first Jaguar designed car to have the Daimler badge; it was essentially a rebadged Jaguar Mark 2 fitted with Daimler's Edward Turner designed lightweight 2.5-litre V8 engine and drive-train, that had been proven in the Daimler SP250 (Dart) sports car. Exterior details were a Daimler fluted grille and rear number plate surround, distinctive wheel trims and badges. Interior details included a split-bench front seat from the Jaguar Mark 1 and a black enamel steering wheel. Most cars were fitted with power-assisted steering but it was optional. Automatic transmission was standard; manual, with or without overdrive, became an option in 1967. A casual observer, though not its driver, might mistake it for a Jaguar Mark 2. The Daimler's stance on the road was noticeably different from a Mark 2. Three years after its launch, a Daimler 2Â½-litre V8 saloon with automatic transmission tested by the Britain's Autocar magazine in May 1966 had a top speed of 112 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 13.6 seconds and has a distinct V8 burble. Our example first registered August 1968 (G Reg) is in very good overall condition and
About this Daimler Double Six First registered in May 1995 this beautiful low mileage (51,000 miles recorded and believed correct, based on MOT and Service History) was, it would seem, originally a factory owned car. It was then supplied to its first owner by HA Fox of Guildford. We have on file the factory build sheet which confirms this to be a matching numbers car in its original colours an important consideration when establishing the provenance of a car that will, in our opinion, become a significant classic of the future. These are stately effortless automobiles, with in 1995 the 6.0 litre V12 engine and costing new over Â£60,000 (nearly Â£100k in today's money). We understand just 1,200 of these cars were sold worldwide; we feel this is an opportunity that will rarely present itself again to the luxury saloon connoisseur.
1978 XJ6 Vanden Plas 6 cylinder LWB saloon. Quite a rare car in 4.2 form, usually found as V12 cars. This particular has has been largely un-used for some time and will be sold with a new mot and ready to drive. Fabulous paintwork with only a slight blemish to the o/s scuttle.............no ominous noises or oil/water loss, excellent oil pressure and a manual choke conversion. The interior is exquisite in un marked coffee hide with overrugs in the front, the rear seating has seen hardly any use...........the carpets are in superb order. A fine motor car priced to sell and enjoy.
(X-308) 2001. Anthracite with Ivory hide interior, piped in Oatmeal. 'Crown' alloy wheels. One Company ownership and one employee from new. 40,000 miles only from new. Full service history. Air conditioning, electric sunshine roof and all the usual refinements of this 'Top-of-the Range' Daimler. £14,995
Daimler SP 250 cabriolet 1960 LHD rare collectorsitem Very rare Daimler LHD SP 250, delivered in 1960 in a beautiful red paint and chrome wire wheels. The beautiful bucket seats and the dashboard have black leather and aluminium console with several clocks and switches. The Daimler has a great sound thanks to the 2499CC, V8 engine. Great to drive. This unique LHD Daimler drives perfect and is a real collectorsitem. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
£19950 Daimler was the first British motor vehicle manufacture established in 1893 and was renown for producing luxury motor cars. Bought by Jaguar in 1960 they continued to produce Daimlers in their Jaguar MK 2 bodies and were pitched as high end luxury motorcars. The 250 V8 is essentially a Jaguar MK 2 with the very well engineered SP250 (Dart) engine producing 140 bhp and capable of 110mph. First registered SFD 30F in 1968 and subsequently exported to Guernsey in 2008 and used sparingly. It comes with a comprehensive file, hand book, old buff log book and many MOT certificates dating back to 1976 which shows a mileage then of only 59,000 miles. The vehicle was obviously used very little since 1976 averaging only approximately 275 miles per year. This car has the all the signs of being a well-cared for motor car throughout its life. The V5C states only two owners since 1979. The car has mostly original paint and still is fitted with the wonderful original leather interior. We have recently worked through the mechanicals of the car undertaking works as required. Now a very nice car to look at and a very nice to drive. The car is currently located at our UK store in Dorset. The bod
This car was delivered new in 1984 in the name of Ordnance Services Berlin, the British military equipment services based in Berlin. Assigned to the Royal Corps of Transport , this car was used by various notables including: Duke of Edimburgh, his Serene Highness Prince of Wales, Margaret Thatcher... Â The car was then sold to someone in Berlin and some years later to a gentleman living in Lituania. The car is accident free, and its odometer shows 28,250 Kms from new. It is in excellent original condition. Lituanian papers.
Daimler Double Six finished in Westminster Grey and complemented with light grey leather, this iconic car has the classic Kent alloys with nearly new Michelin tyres. ;;The car was supplied new to its first London owner in April 1989 and shortly after was exported to Japan where it remained until recently.;It has not been subjected to the British weather so has zero corrosion. ;;It can only be described as immaculate throughout with a comprehensive service history, this car has clearly been cherished by its former keeper. ;;Viewing is strongly recommended and any inspection is welcome.;;
QUARTZ GREY WITH CREAM LEATHER INTERIOR WITH GREY PIPING;POWER STEERING, A/C, ELECTRIC SUNROOF AND SEATS, DAIMLER EMBOSSED HEADRESTS, DAIMLER ALLOY WHEELS. 2 GENTLEMAN OWNERS WITH SERVICE FROM NEW BY THE SUPPLYING DEALER.;;;;OPENING TIMES: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. (evenings possible by appointment). Saturday 9am to 5:30pm. Sunday please call mobile only. 07836 595799. Please contact us before making a special journey, not all vehicles are on site. Lingfield, Surrey - Post Code : RH7 6NG
Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Full Leather, Central Locking, Adjustable Steering Column, Power Steering, Trip Computer, ABS, Twin Air Bags, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Sunroof, CD Player, Stereo, 16'' Alloys Fresh Import From JapanImmaculate, No RustOnly 58,000 Miles
Variant name:5.3 ,Variant: Series III V12 5.3 Auto Very Good Condition 100% Original Full Leather Climate Control Only 47,000 Miles Just 290 a Year R/Tax J-Reg Metallic Dorchester Grey, contrasting Full Doeskin Leather Interior, Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Cruise Control, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Power Steering, Central Locking, Pioneer Stereo CD and AUX/USB Input, Centre Armrest, Lumbar Support, Headlamp Washers, 15in Jaguar Alloys, Only 47,000 Miles, Just £290 a Year Road Tax. Modern Day Appreciating Classic that can be used every day, recent reports show that Classic Cars are one of the leading investment classes, For total peace of mind and confidence, the vehicle is supplied with a RAC 82 Point Inspection, Fully Serviced, 1 Year’s MOT, 1 Year RAC Parts and Labour Warranty,1 Years RAC Roadside Assistance. Do not miss this chance to buy a rare car at a very reasonable price. The vehicle is freshly imported from Japan and is very competitive priced against UK models that will have suffered from the rust attracting climate. McCarthy Cars Are RAC Approved and Highly Recommended By Them, Have Complete Peace Of Mind With The McCarthy Cars and RAC Buysure Programme. All Our Vehicles Are HPI Checked and Every Vehicle is Subject To a Rigorous RAC Approved 82 Point Inspection. Our Vehicles Come With 1 Years MOT, Full Service, RAC Warranty and RAC Roadside Assistance. McCarthy Cars Is a Multi Award Winning Car Dealership and Most Loved Business in Croydon, Find Us On Facebook, You Tube and Twitter @mccarthycarsuk. McCarthy Cars, A Family Run Business Established Over 40 Years Ago, Open 7 Days a Week. CR0 3RG, 02086888086 / 07966248547 www.mccarthycars.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Full Leather, Powered Folding Mirrors, Central Locking, Remote Central Locking, Electric Seats, Rear Armrest, Adjustable Steering Column, Power Steering, Trip Computer, ABS, Twin Air Bags, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, CD Player, Stereo, 16'' Alloys Immaculate Fresh Import From JapanOnly 23,000 Miles From NewOriginal, No RustLong Wheel Base Model
Full Leather, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Trip Computer, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Alarm, Colour Coded Body, Auto Lighting, Air Bag, ABS, Electric Seats, Headlamp Wash/wipe, Metallic Paintwork, Electric Sunroof, Sunroof, Alloy wheels just arrived a totally unmolested daimler with 2 private owners from new non smoking owner jaguar maintained stunning in every way original wilton over rugs 4 x matching pirelli tyres this vehicle even has the original sales brochures vehicle will be sold with 1 years mot must be viewed garaged and loved will only appreciate in value please call for full details please no timewasters
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