Classic Car Catalogue

Daimler 1937

15 6 cyl. ohv 2166 cc 56 bhp wb: 9ft. 1½in. – discontinued
Light 20 6 cyl. ohv 2565 cc 62 bhp wb: 9ft. 6in.  
Twenty Four 6 cyl. ohv 3317 cc 75 bhp wb: 10ft. 4in.  
Light Straight 8 8cyl. ohv 3421 cc 100 bhp wb: 10ft. 3in.  
4½-Litre Straight 8 8cyl. ohv 4624 cc 90 bhp wb: 11ft. 10in.  
Double Six V12 cyl. ohv 6511 cc 142 bhp wb: 13ft. 1in.  
New Fifteen 6 cyl. ohv 2166 cc 56 bhp wb: 9ft. 1½in. – new model

Great Britain

Despite his affection for Lanchesters, in April 1937 - shortly before his coronation - King George VI took delivery of another Royal Straight-Eight Daimler, a Hooper ceremonial limousine. In June came a Straight-Eight Hooper landaulette, for the new King and Queen. The open hood of the landaulette meant that they could easily be seen by their subjects. A third Hooper-bodied Straight-Eight, a shooting brake finished in natural wood, was delivered at the end of July that year in time for the King's summer holiday in Balmoral.
The supreme role of the Daimler in affairs of state was shown by the chartering of a fleet of 150 Daimlers - mostly Straight-Eights - for the conveyance of foreign dignitaries attending the Coronation in Westminster Abbey on 12 May. Over a thousand privately-owned Daimlers were also used in connection with the Coronation.
At Christmas Queen Mary took delivery of a new Straight-Eight by Hooper fitted with her personal number plate A-3179. There was also one EL 24 6-cylinder limousine built for the Queen.
King Geroge VI ordered three Straight-Eights: a landaulette, a limousine and a shooting bus.
The New Fifteen for 1938 coil-spring independent front suspension.


Light 20

Light Straight 8

Light Straight 8 registered DNA-276. This is a ‘Slipstream’ type (stepped rear boot) but was made particularly tall for the unknown first owner.

Light Straight Eight James Young Sports Saloon




  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
26-30.01.1937 Rallye Monte Carlo     1 65 Mackenzie   77th