Today’s post is dedicated to this blogs most prolific e-advocate Rowdy Ryan ‘Racer 187’ Smith who is also a fan of the Daimler and Lanchester brands.
Last weekends Classics at the Castle meeting at Sherborne had a handful of said brands in attendance including the 1935 Daimler Fifteen above which is powered with a 6 cylinder version of the Lanchester Ten 4 cylinder motor, and as such the first Daimler motor to be equipped with poppet valves in place of the marques favoured Knight sleeve-valves.
The Lanchester Eleven replaced the Lanchester Ten in late 1936 and is easily externally distinguished by the windscreen wipers mounted at the bottom of the screen, as seen on this 1937 example, as opposed to being mounted in the roof above the windscreen on the Lanchester Ten.
According to some sources the Daimler EL24 above was built in 1936 while the DVLA have the car down as being registered in February 1940. If you know anymore about this car, of a type popular among civic leaders and Mayors, do not hesitate to chime in below.
Without question my favorite vehicle in the car park was this 1962 SP250, it looked like a well used and abused life size Dinky Toy.
Powered by the same hemi V8 as the SP250 was this 1965 Daimler 2.5 V8 which shares a body shell with the Jaguar Mk 2.
Above is a 1996 Daimler Six one of just 1,330 LWB Sixes built between 1994 and 1997 when the model was replaced by the V8 powered Daimler Eight.
Thanks for joining me on this “Five Daimlers And A Lanchester” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again for Maserati Monday tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !