1951 DAIMLER DB18 Consort MKII - £15,000 reg by ...
This is a very good example of the new shaped (as we would now refer to it today as the "face-lift" model) variant which led on from the 1947 / 48 DB18 which had led straight on from the earlier, pre / post war DB17 in style and looks. It also utilised the same 2.5ltr straight 6 engine which had been successfully used in the sports version and the reliable war reconnaissance vehicle the 'Dingo'.
This upgrade features the new styling of integrated headlights to the front wings and a new concept of rear lighting through the Lucas 'D' lamps to the rear (either side of the number plate).
The sales brochure shows this to be an Export version and boasts a top speed of 86mph - all for a UK price tag of £2110 after luxury taxes.
The example I have for sale is in Royal Blue over White with a Light Blue interior.
I have had work done to the engine and the Wilson 'Pre-Selector' 4 speed column shift gearbox and 'Fluid Flywheel' giving an effortless and very smooth change both up and down.
There is a full Powerflow stainless steel exhaust system which gives a nice solid tone on the outside whilst the comfort of the 'Mulliner Coachwork' ensures a quiet passage for the passengers on the inside.
The radiator has been rebuilt with a modern core structure and includes an additional core at 10mm (original was 2 core at 13mm) also added an electric push fan for occasions when it may require more airflow at rest or heavy traffic although not needed so far.
A newly fabricated stainless steel fuel tank (old mild steel tank available and in excellent condition, replaced due to periods of lay-up causing condensation in the tank).
A new battery and some electrics (new electrics due to be done if not sold first), additional LED's and braided fuel lines being a few jobs done to-date to improve safety on todays roads.
All finished off with a change over from 'Crossply' to 5 new 'Radials' resulting in a softer and lower ride height.
The work completed on this lovely old car so-far is not a comprehensive restoration so it leaves some room for a new owner to make their mark on this Classic. There are many old features and a few later additions which may or may not be to your liking but it is a good basis for a first time owner of classic cars or for someone wishing to add to an existing fleet.
I have limited history for this vehicle as the previous owner stopped using the it several years prior to my ownership and I have not been able to establish contact to discover it's past. I have used this limousine for photo shoots and car shows and it was requested to be the lead car for the senior dignitaries at a local Gala procession followed by many of the local Mayors and councillors.
Photographs are available and can be included if required.
Please note that the registration shown on the pictures - MGJ 968 - is available with the car if required and by separate negotiation. As are spares and work manuals. I also have a full engine and gearbox.
I am available to discuss any points and price, please call or email.
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