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1938-1953 DAIMLER DB18/Consort specifications


Daimler started moving towards smaller, more sporty cars before World War 2, with its DB18 proving quite successful in rallies. World War Two caused a hiatus in production, but the car returned afterwards largely unchanged as a saloon or drophead coupé. A 2522cc six-cylinder engine gave 70bhp and reasonable performance. Things moved forward with the 1949 Consort, an update of the design with headlamps that merged into the wings, the grille and bumpers developed curves and hydromechanical brakes were fitted.

Production

  • Production:
    8223
  • Price at launch:
    £1,183
  • Price (excellent)
    £6,750
  • Price (good):
    £5,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,500
  • Price (project):
    £700

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    28.3secs
  • Top speed:
    72.0mph
  • Power:
    70.0bhp
  • Torque:
    117.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4572mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2896mm
  • Width:
    1638mm
  • Weight:
    1650kgs

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