1935 Daimler LQ20 Saloon  Chassis no. 39650 Engine no. 54008

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Lot 336
1935 Daimler LQ20 Saloon
Registration no. CHK 479 Chassis no. 39650 Engine no. 54008

Sold for £ 14,087 (US$ 17,263) inc. premium
1935 Daimler LQ20 Saloon
Coachwork by Mulliners of Birmingham

Registration no. CHK 479
Chassis no. 39650
Engine no. 54008

Footnotes

  • Daimler’s large sleeve valve-engined products had long been the mainstay of the carriage trade, but for the owner-driver yearning for something a cut above the average, the Coventry firm offered the smaller, lighter and cheaper overhead-valve 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. An enlarged version, the LQ20, arrived the following year. The LQ20’s 2.7-litre six drove via the traditional fluid flywheel transmission and worm-drive rear axle, while other noteworthy features included a cruciform braced chassis frame and servo-assisted hydraulic brakes. A little over 1,000 examples were made between 1933 and 1936.

    This LQ20 saloon is finished in black over grey with red interior, and has a single side mount and rear sunroof. The early history of this car is not known except that it was registered in Essex, so had probably been sold by Stratstone, the long-established Daimler distributors in London. In 1973 it had moved to Southampton and a few years later was acquired by Leyland Historic Vehicles, which became BL Heritage and then the BMIHT. Ownership of the car passed to the JDHT in 1990, and a previous owner is listed as a Mr Graham Brown of South Africa. An older restoration, two MoTs from the 1990s are on file with the V5C registration document and the car was last taxed in 1999.
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