1934 Daimler Light 15 Saloon,
Lot 318
1934 Daimler 15hp Saloon, Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
Sold for £17,250 (US$ 27,841) inc. premium

Lot Details
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1934 Daimler 15hp Saloon

Registration no. BPC 593
Chassis no. to be advised
Engine no. to be advised

Footnotes

  • One of the founding firms of the British motor industry, Daimler was part of the expanding BSA group by 1911. By this time the adoption of the refined 'Silent Knight' sleeve-valve engine had done much to turn around the company's fortunes and establish Daimler as a marque committed to engineering excellence, a policy which continued in the 1920s with the introduction of the 'Double-Six' - Britain's first V12. A range of overhead-valve sixes was phased in during the 1930s and the ageing sleeve-valve replaced by a new overhead-valve straight eight, a move that enabled Daimler to maintain its place in the front rank of suppliers to the carriage trade. The 'eight' maintained the standards set by its predecessors and, when mated to Daimler's fluid flywheel transmission, the result was a manner of progress unmatched for smoothness of take-off and silent running. These traditional Daimler characteristics had long endeared the marque to the nobility, and indeed, throughout the 1920s and 1930s the company's products were preferred by the Royal Family to those of rivals Rolls-Royce.

    For the owner-driver yearning for something a cut above the average, Daimler offered the smaller, lighter and cheaper overhead-valve engined range, commencing with the 15hp model of 1933. Daimler's BSA parent had acquired Lanchester in 1931, and the new Fifteen's engine was effectively a six-cylinder version of the Laurence Pomeroy-designed four powering the Lanchester Ten. The Fifteen's 1,805cc six drove via the traditional fluid flywheel transmission and worm-drive rear axle, while other chassis features included a mechanical fuel pump, push-on handbrake and servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. Revamped with a 2.0-litre engine for 1935, the Fifteen remained in production until the end of 1936, by which time around 6,000 cars had been sold, making it the most successful Daimler to date.
    This handsome owner-driver Daimler was restored by the vendor some 10-plus years ago, though there are no bills relating to the work. The car is described as in generally excellent condition and offered with Swansea V5 registration document.
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