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1953-1958 DAIMLER Conquest/Century specifications

1953-1958 DAIMLER Conquest/Century specifications Classic and Performance Car

The Consort gave way to the Conquest in 1953. Well, it actually gave way to Daimler’s badge-engineered version of the Lanchester 14, which was what the Conquest actually was. The Dame was an improvement on its sister model though – thanks to a bigger engine with two extra cylinders – while its compact size gave it pleasing performance and handling. But for those who wanted a little more performance there was the Century drophead coupé, so called because of the 100bhp afforded by its alloy-head twin-carb engine.

Production

  • Production:
    9620
  • Price at launch:
    £1,511
  • Price (excellent)
    £6,250
  • Price (good):
    £4,500
  • Price (average):
    £2,200
  • Price (project):
    £700

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    24.3secs
  • Top speed:
    82.0mph
  • Power:
    75.0bhp
  • Torque:
    124.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    20.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4502mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2642mm
  • Width:
    1676mm
  • Height:
    1651mm
  • Weight:
    1397kgs
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