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1948-1953 DAIMLER DB18 Sports Special


Overview

With the DB18 saloons and convertibles representing the sportier side of Daimler, the 1948 Sports Special version of the type was a step closer to the wild side. Twin carburettors helped squeeze 85bhp from the 2522cc six-cylinder engine. Barker were responsible for most of the bodies and its design featured a rear passenger seat facing sideways, thus making the car a three-seater. Hooper weighed in with the heavier ‘Empress’ saloon style, although alloy-on-ash construction for both machines helped keep performance up.




608

£2560

£20,000

£16,500

£9000

£4000


Performance

23.3secs

N/Asecs

84mph

85bhp

117lb/ft

22.0mpg


Engine

in-line six

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, coil spring

Beam axle, leaf springs

front-engine RWD

N/A

chassis and seperate body

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

4572mm

2896mm

1638mm

1650kgs


 DAIMLER DB18 Sports Special

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