Classic Car Catalogue

Daimler 1947

DB 18 2½-Litre
DE 27
DE 36 Straight Eight

Great Britain

Daimler supplying the DE 36, as well as the DE27 six-cylinder shorter-wheelbase variant, only in chassis form, at basic prices of £2025 and £1700 respectively; the bodywork is produced and fitted by specialist coachbuilders such as Freestone & Webb, Hooper and Windover. The 4.1- and 5½ -litre engines have identical bore and stroke, namely 85.09 x 120.015 mm.
Two all-weather four-seat convertibles were built on the DE 27 chassis by Vanden Plas for the Maharajah Jam Sahib of Nawanagar. Those cars were fitted with Lanchester radiators.
Daimler also offers a complete 2½-Litre Saloon, Model DB 18, as well as a Barker-bodied Drophead Coupé, both on a 9 ft 6 in wheelbase chassis.



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


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.

Straight-Eight DE36 chassis with eight-passenger Landaulette coachwork by Hooper.

The King and Queen in the Royal Straight-Eight All-weather on their tour of South Africa. The car was built at the end of 1946.