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Daimler DE 27 4,095cc Six-light Limousine - 1946

Sale price: £14,750.00 make an offer
Last update: 22.11.2013

Car location: Woolton Merseyside, GB, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: Excellent condition throughout and in full running order. Note vehicles prior to 1960 do not require an MOT.
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Daimler
Model: Limousine
Year: 1946
Doors: 4
Color: Red/black
Engine: 4,095
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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Daimler DE 27 4,095cc Six-light Limousine - 1946 for sale

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  •  Daimler DE 27 4,095cc Six-light Limousine - 1946
  •  Daimler DE 27 4,095cc Six-light Limousine - 1946
  •  Daimler DE 27 4,095cc Six-light Limousine - 1946
  •  Daimler DE 27 4,095cc Six-light Limousine - 1946
  •  Daimler DE 27 4,095cc Six-light Limousine - 1946
  •  Daimler DE 27 4,095cc Six-light Limousine - 1946
  •  Daimler DE 27 4,095cc Six-light Limousine - 1946

Formerly the property of General Sir Bernard Freyberg V. C. . Governor General of New Zealand
1946 Daimler DE 27 4. 95cc Six-light Limousine
Coachwork by Hooper – Body no. 9176
Registration no. 448 XUS  (note. registration on car photo is a private one which has been transferred)
Chassis no. 50003
Engine no. 11676

£5. 04 was a mighty price for any motor car in the immediate post-war years but General Sir Bernard Freyberg had enjoyed a distinguished service career in both World Wars and upon his appointment to the post of Governor General of New Zealand it was essential that he took with him a car befitting his status. Daimler's DE 27 was not the absolute top-of-the-range Daimler but with an overall length approaching 18 feet was certainly the largest in size. Amongst the rich and famous taking delivery of this model around this time was Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth who also ordered limousine coachwork by Hooper. Daimler had been the choice of royalty from the very beginning while Hooper had long held the Royal Warrant. The DE 27 featured as standard such luxuries as telescopically adjusted steering. a built-in jacking system and Daimler's fluid flywheel and epicyclic gearbox. Daimler's contemporary advertising described the post-War range as 'infallible in performance impeccable in appearance'.

This car remained as the Vice Regal car in New Zealand until 1954. It later passed into funeral service before rescue for preservation. at which time an eight year body-off restoration was embarked upon. the work being entrusted to Owen Goldsmith of Goldies Garage. near Tauranga. The coachwork is smartly presented in maroon over black livery and furnished with grey leather upholstery to the front and grey cloth to the rear. with grey carpeting throughout. There are fold-down occasional seats in the rear with an electric drop-down division separating the chauffeur from his employers. This Vice Regal car is equipped with Lucas head and spotlights. four motor club badges and a bonnet flagstaff. The car ran smoothly at the time of cataloguing. the pre-selector gearbox and fluid flywheels functioning correctly.

This imposing car comes with a booklet recording the distinguished history of General Freyberg. a photocopy of running manuals. contemporary magazine articles and a Swansea V5C.
The vehicle is stored under cover in secure location and can be viewed by prior appointment (almost any day prior to close of auction) near Ripon. North Yorkshire.  Please send ebay message to arrange.
A deposit will secure the vehicle with payment accepted in cash. direct bank transfer or paypal.

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