Daimler 1955

Conquest  
Conquest Century  
Century Roadster – end of prod. (1953-55 - 65 ex.)
Sports DHC – new model
Regency Mk II  
Regina – end of prod.
DK 400 – October
One-O-Four – October

 

Daimler Regency Mark II DF 304 Saloon is one of five new Daimler models introduced for 1955 and based on variants of two engines and two chassis types. The four-door saloon version has a 3½ -litre engine; also available is a 4.6-litre version (Series DF400). The two Regency and two Sportsman Saloon models are mounted on a 114-in wheelbase, whereas the Regina seven-seater Limousine have a 130-in wheelbase chassis.
Daimler One-O-Four Saloon is a 3½ -litre engined model (4½ -litre also available) which is replacing the Regency Mark II. Engine performance is greatly increased-137 bhp compared with 107 bhp on the Regency. Also available is a Lady's Model version which features, as standard, many items found only on specialized coachbuilt models, including power-operated windows, a radio, set of suitcases and picnic case in the luggage locker, telescopic umbrella, shooting stick and vanity case.
Daimler DK400 Limousine, a well-proportioned eight-seater is 18 ft 1 in long, 6 ft 4 in wide and 5 ft 9¾ in high and fitted with a six-cylinder 4617-cc power unit, preselector gearbox, vacuum servo-assisted brakes and a luxurious interior.
Daimler Conquest Drophead Coupé replaced the Conquest Roadster for 1956. It features similar bodywork, with an occasional rear seat, and is powered by the 2433-cc 100-bhp engine. Conquest and Century Mark II 2½-litre saloons are also available.
Hooper show car at this year Earls Court was the 'Golden Zebra' DK400 two-door fixed-head coupe. Painted ivory all over, with all the external and internal brightwork gold-plated, and ivory leather trim, it has heat-reflecting glass in its windscreen and roof panel. Of course there are the cocktail cabinet, vanity box and built-in picnic basket and an ivory-handled folding umbrella.
Daimler has lost its monopoly of the supplier of Royal fleet cars. The company built two DK400s - a limousine and a landaulette with the hope that they might replace a couple of the older Royal Daimlers. The cars were not taken on to the Buckingham Palace strength. Instead, they were retained by Stratstone as 'Royal Stock', cars to be used for relief work if other cars were not available.

 

Conquest and
Conquest Century

Conquest (DJ) Saloon wb: 8ft. 8in. 6 cyl. 2433 cc 75 bhp  
Conquest Century (DJ) DHC wb: 8ft. 8in. 6 cyl. 2433 cc 100 bhp – end of prod. (234 ex.)
Conquest Century (DJ) Saloon wb: 8ft. 8in. 6 cyl. 2433 cc 100 bhp  

 

Century Roadster
and Sports DHC

DJ Roadster wb: 8ft. 8in. 6 cyl. 2433 cc 100 bhp – end of prod.
DJ DHC wb: 8ft. 8in. 6 cyl. 2433 cc 100 bhp – new model


Century Roadster


Sports Drophead Coupé

 

Regency

Mk II (DF 304)
wb: 9ft. 6in.
6 cyl.
3468 cc
107 bhp
6 cyl.
4617 cc
127 bhp
Saloon x x
Sportsman Saloon x x

 

Regina / DK 400

Regina Limousine wb: 10ft. 10in. 6 cyl. 4617 cc 127 bhp – end of prod.
DK 400 Limousine wb: 10ft. 10in. 6 cyl. 4617 cc 167 bhp – new model


DK 400 standard eight-seater limousine by Carbodies.


Royal Landaulette


The 'Golden Zebra'

 

One-O-Four

DF 310 Saloon wb: 9ft. 6in. 6 cyl. 3468 cc 137 bhp – new model
DF 310 Saloon wb: 9ft. 6in. 6 cyl. 4617 cc 167 bhp – new model