1946 Daimler DB18

King George Royal Tour of South Africa

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1946
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 3 October 2009
Registration Number: NB 222 Chassis Number: 50149
Britain’s oldest automobile company, Daimler, was founded in 1896 as an offshoot of the German company that survives today as Daimler-Benz. Their first post-war car was the DB 18, essentially a continuation of their 1939 2.5-litre, six-cylinder model. Following the end of World War II, Daimler Cars resumed production of its pre-war DB18 model. It had typical pre-war styling with all of the traditional Daimler hallmarks including the famous radiator grille. The DB18 used an overhead valve six cylinder engine coupled with a four speed gearbox and fluid flywheel. Although most DB18’s had standard four door saloon bodies a number of drophead coupes were produced by both Tickford and (Daimler owned) Barker. The saloon had a sliding "Sun Shine Roof” which was a popular feature on cars of this period. Production of the DB18 cont