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1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb

Sale price: £8,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 27.05.2015

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Daimler
Model: DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb
Year: 1950
Type: Standard Car
Transmission: Automatic
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb for sale

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1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb Photo
  • 1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb
  • 1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb
  • 1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb
  • 1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb
  • 1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb
  • 1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb
  • 1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb
  • 1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb
  • 1950 Daimler DE36 Touring Limousine by Freestone & Webb

For sale by auction on Saturday 06 June 2015 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The highly esteemed Daimler Motor Co. Ltd. of Coventry. England
introduced its superb DE36 ultra luxury-car chassis in 1946. The
firm was. at the time. just returning to car production after a
six-year hiatus brought about by World War II. It had all the
qualities of silence and dignity of which Daimler is a synonymous
with; speed. acceleration and roadholding. British royalty used
several DE36 cars. as England's Daimler had long been the motorcar
of choice for the nation's Royal family. According to the DE
Registry website. additional royal first owners included the King
of Thailand. Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. the King of
Afghanistan and the Prince and Princess of Monaco.

One of just six built. this imposing and well built example
razor-edged. close-coupled touring limousine coachwork by
specialist. Freestone & Webb. ONW129 was purchased new by the
Bishop of Leeds who. in turn. sold it to a wedding hire company in
Wales. It was then sold on privately through a small ad in the
Times in the mid to late 1960s to Mr. Rupert Spink. It was
used by them right up until 1977 when it then passed to noted
Daimler Historian. Brian Smith where it featured in his acclaimed. br/>two-volume tome. 'Daimler Days'. Indeed it has also been described
in another Dalton Watson publication as "the last of
the great straight 8's" and "fairly undervalued". The car was
complete but drab in its original black and navy blue faded paint
and improvised interior trim. Rexine replacing leather and cloth.
He then began a restoration exercise. mechanically it required
little although later it suffered from a stuck valve and the head
was sent it away for a professional overhaul. Part of the exhaust
system was also replaced and new gaskets fitted to head and
manifolds. The paintwork was rubbed down and made ready for its new
colour scheme and the car then went to professional trimmers who
completely renewed the interior. The interior woodwork was
re-polished and re-chroming took place where necessary. With new
tyres. it was then enjoyed and indeed went on to transport all
three daughters to their respective weddings. In 2000. it was sold. br/>in good running order. to Mike Batt in Upminster and then to
the vendor shortly after. Recently overhauled and in running order. br/>this splendid example is ready for some fine outings over the
summer months.









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