Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921

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Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921

Sold for € 12,650 (US$ 13,560) inc. premium
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Châssis n° H6982
Moteur n° 8937

La Daimler Motor Co. Ltd de Londres et Coventry utilisa des moteur à soupapes conventionnels pendant les années 1900 avant de prendre en 1909 la courageuse décision d'adopter le principe du « sans soupapes » à fourreaux coulissants inventé par un ingénieur du Wisconsin, Charles Yale Knight. Les moteurs sans soupapes, qui offraient un fonctionnement à la fois silencieux et souple avec, peut-être, l'inconvénient d'une consommation d'huile élevée, furent choisis en vue de répondre à l'introduction de la Silver Ghost de Rolls-Royce. En 1911, l'adoption du moteur sans soupapes « Silent Knight » plus raffiné avait déjà été pour beaucoup dans le rétablissement de la fortune de Daimler et confirmé l'engagement de la firme sur la voie de l'excellence mécanique. Au lendemain de la Grande Guerre, presque tous les modèles Daimler utilisaient ce type de moteur en versions six ou douze cylindres, la seule exception étant le quatre-cylindres 20 hp.

Au moment de la rédaction du catalogue, il n'a pas été possible d'identifier avec précision le type proposé ici qui serait un modèle 20 hp datant d'environ 1921-1922. Destinée au propriétaire conduisant lui-même et non au marché des voitures avec chauffeur, la 20 hp propulsée par un moteur de 3, 3 litres fut produite de 1921 à 1922. La carrosserie aurait été fabriquée au Portugal et l'intérieur serait d'origine. Vendue « à restaurer » et strictement dans l'état, le véhicule possède ses papiers d'immatriculation au Portugal.

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c.1921 Daimler 20hp Limousine (see text)
Chassis no. H6982
Engine no. 8937

The Daimler Motor Co Ltd of London and Coventry used conventional poppet-valve engines throughout the early 1900s, but in 1909 took the courageous decision to adopt the sleeve-valve principle invented by Wisconsin engineer Charles Yale Knight. Sleeve valves were both quiet and smooth in operation, though perhaps at the expense of increased oil consumption, and were adopted in response to Rolls-Royce's introduction of the Silver Ghost. By 1911 the adoption of the refined 'Silent Knight' sleeve-valve engine had done much to turn around Daimler's fortunes and establish the company's commitment to engineering excellence. Immediate after WWI almost all models used this type of engine in either six- or 12-cylinder configuration, the sole exception being the four-cylinder 20hp.

At time of cataloguing it had not been possible positively to identify the Daimler offered here, which is believed to be a 20hp model dating from circa 1921/22. Intended for owner-drivers rather than the carriage trade, the 20hp was powered by a 3.3-litre engine and produced from 1921 to 1922. It is believed that this car's body was made in Portugal and that the interior is original. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, the vehicle comes with Portuguese registration papers.

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Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
Daimler 20 hp Limousine (voir texte) c.1921
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