|DB 18 2½-Litre|
|DB 18 Sports Special|
|DE 36 Straight Eight|
|Consort||– new model|
Daimler 2½-Litre DB 18 Special Sports Coupé, bodied by Barker, was introduced in October 1948. It has a twin-carburettor OHV Six engine with light-alloy cylinder head, producing 85 bhp at 4200 rpm (v. 70 bhp of the standard 2½-Litre). Price is £2560.
Daimler Straight Eight, Model DE36, chassis with Drophead Coupé bodywork by Hooper shown at the Earls Court Motor Show in October/ November 1948, is finished in canary yellow and costs £7000. The 12 ft 3 in wheelbase chassis sold at the basic price of £2025, the coachwork always being produced and fitted by specialist coachbuilders. Daimler Straight Eight has an OHV eight-cylinder in-line 5½-Litre engine with two SU carburettors and an output of 150 bhp at 3600 rpm. It drives the hypoid rear axle through a fluid flywheel with preselector gearbox. Also available in chassis form only is the DE27, a six-cylinder variant with the same bore and stroke (85.1 x 120 mm) and shorter wheelbase (11 ft 6½ in).
The Consort is an updated DB 18 with faired in headlamps and curved grille. Also gets hypoid back axle and hydro mechanical brakes.
Daimler at New York Motor Show.
|DB 18||6 cyl.||2522 cc||70 bhp||wb: 9ft.6in.|
|DB 18 Sports Special||6 cyl.||2522 cc||85 bhp||wb: 9ft.6in.|
DB 18 DHC
DB 18 Sports Special
BD 18 Sports Special by Hooper for King George VI.
|DE 27||6 cyl.||4095 cc||110 bhp||wb: 11ft. 6½in.|
|DE 36||8 cyl.||5460 cc||150 bhp||wb: 12ft.3in.|
DE 36 dhc by Hooper
Straight Eight by Freestone & Webb
DE 27 Shooting Brake by Hooper
|6 cyl.||2522 cc||70 bhp||wb: 9ft.6in.||– new model|