1955 Daimler Conquest Century Coupe …. Sold
One of the best you will see. Extensively restored some years ago (see photos above) consequently the vehicle looks in amazing condition. During the professional rebuild the bodywork was dismantled and stripped to bare metal with full photographs on file.
Now sporting flawless bodywork in Masons Black over Georgian Silver, which compliments the unmarked, red leather interior. New, lined hood. Would make a fabulous Wedding Car, providing an extra income, as well as being a Classic Show car.
The Daimler Company described its new Drophead Coupe thus:…With the power-operated hood folded away you have a fast open 4-seat tourer. In seconds, when required, the hood comes up to the elegant ‘de ville’ position; and a further simple adjustment gives you a snug closed car with the warmth and comfort of a saloon. The hood is brought into action by a button under the dash.
With only 3 previous owners, the last keeper purchased the Daimler in 1986 from Dr Lionel Hiscock of Emsworth, Hants, who in turn had purchased it from the original owner, Rosemary Haward of Chichester. Both are listed on the Buff logbook. It appears to have covered only 87,500 miles in 64 years, of which only 3,500 have been since 1992.
Road tax and MOT exempt, however it has a new MOT to June 2020, for peace of mind. Recent upgrades include Flashing Indicators conversion instead of semaphores and electric fuel pump.
An opportunity to buy a rare British motorcar of fine tradition and engineering, which will surely appreciate. It is one of only 10 known surviving of the 234 Drophead Coupes made.
Ownership allows membership of the prestigious Daimler & Lanchester Owners Club, which offers technical support, spare parts, rallies and cheap insurance for these superb cars. Daimler for many years, held the Royal Warrant to supply motorcars to the Royal household.
Comes with folder of history including rare correspondence from Daimler Ltd. Supplied with a V5C, original Buff logbook, seven old MOTs, Handbook and Service manual and invoices and bills showing regular maintenance. Original tools, some spares.
For more on this unique car text/phone John on 07909 231414.
Car is located in Lytham St Annes, Lancs. Transport arranged at £1 pr/mile (one way only charged.
Video of Daimler Hood in operation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFVTq4aq2u0&feature=youtu.be