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Five Daimlers And A Lanchester – Classics at the Castle

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.

Daimler Fifteen, Classics at the Castle, Sherborne

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.

Lanchester Eleven, Classics at the Castle, Sherborne

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.

Daimler 24hp EL24, Classics at the Castle, Sherborne

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.

Daimler SP250, Classics at the Castle, Sherborne

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.

Daimler V8, Classics at the Castle, Sherborne

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.

Daimler Six LWB, Classics at the Castle, Sherborne

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 !