1951 DAIMLER DB18 SPECIAL SPORTS DROPHEAD COUPE
Coming from long term ownership exceeding 20 years, this beautiful DB18 is one of only 608 produced.
This luxury Special Sports drophead coupe is finished in Burgundy with black leather interior.
The retractable top is black and covered by a black parade boot.
Powered by a 2.5 litre straight 6 engine with twin SU carburettors that puts out 85 bhp and gives acceleration beyond 80mph.
This car has the unique 4-speed transmission with fluid flywheel and epicyclic preselector gearbox - a pre-cursor to the first fully automatic gearbox.
These cars were designed with independent front suspension, a live rear axle with half elliptic leaf springs and Girling hydro-mechanically operated drum brakes.
Coachwork is by Barker & Co Ltd and appointments include suicide doors and a unique sideways facing single rear seat that can be swapped from one side to the other.
A huge list of spares, receipts, history and books accompanies the vehicle.
This is a rare and beautiful example of post-war motoring.
Elegant, bespoke, refined.
Number plate by separate negotiation.
BODY: 2 Door Coupe - Suicide Doors
ENGINE: 2.5 litre 6 cylinder
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM: Twin SU Carburettors
TRANSMISSION: 4 speed preselector
BRAKES: Four-Wheel Drum
TRIM: Black Leather
MILEAGE: 38,496 miles
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