1913 Austro Daimler 14/32 HP

Sports Tourer

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1913
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Armoured
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000
Registration Number: BF 5550
Chassis Number: 1156
The history of the Daimler company can be traced back to the German engineer Gottlieb Daimler who built one of the first four-wheeled motor cars in 1889. The company he founded prospered, and licensing agreements were issued in many European countries for building their cars.
Prominent among them was the Austro-Daimler, which was to achieve a remarkable reputation for engineering excellence. In 1905, a young, yet very talented man Ferdinand Porsche joined them as Technical Director, eventually becoming Managing Director in 1916.
He received an honorary doctorate from Vienna University in 1917 for his technically very advanced design work at Austro-Daimler; he was a believer in the development of smaller efficient engines with sophisticated valvegear, rather than just adding extra litres of capacit