Daimler 1949

DB 18 2½-Litre  
DB 18 Sports Special  
DE 27  
DE 36 Straight Eight  
Consort – new model

Daimler 2½-Litre DB 18 Special Sports Coupé, bodied by Barker, was introduced in October 1948. It has a twin-carburettor OHV Six engine with light-alloy cylinder head, producing 85 bhp at 4200 rpm (v. 70 bhp of the standard 2½-Litre). Price is £2560.
Daimler Straight Eight, Model DE36, chassis with Drophead Coupé bodywork by Hooper shown at the Earls Court Motor Show in October/ November 1948, is finished in canary yellow and costs £7000. The 12 ft 3 in wheelbase chassis sold at the basic price of £2025, the coachwork always being produced and fitted by specialist coachbuilders. Daimler Straight Eight has an OHV eight-cylinder in-line 5½-Litre engine with two SU carburettors and an output of 150 bhp at 3600 rpm. It drives the hypoid rear axle through a fluid flywheel with preselector gearbox. Also available in chassis form only is the DE27, a six-cylinder variant with the same bore and stroke (85.1 x 120 mm) and shorter wheelbase (11 ft 6½ in).
The Consort is an updated DB 18 with faired in headlamps and curved grille. Also gets hypoid back axle and hydro mechanical brakes.


Daimler at New York Motor Show.

 

2½-Litre

DB 18 6 cyl. 2522 cc 70 bhp wb: 9ft.6in.
DB 18 Sports Special 6 cyl. 2522 cc 85 bhp wb: 9ft.6in.


DB 18 DHC


DB 18 Sports Special


BD 18 Sports Special by Hooper for King George VI.

 

Twenty-Seven and
Straight Eight

DE 27 6 cyl. 4095 cc 110 bhp wb: 11ft. 6½in.
DE 36 8 cyl. 5460 cc 150 bhp wb: 12ft.3in.


DE 27


DE 36 dhc by Hooper


Straight Eight by Freestone & Webb


DE 27 Shooting Brake by Hooper

 

Consort

  6 cyl. 2522 cc 70 bhp wb: 9ft.6in. – new model