Churchill's Gorgeous Daimler Heading to Auction

 

By William Stolerman

A gorgeous 1939 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe that ferried Winston Churchill around the UK during his 1944 and 1949 election campaigns is heading to auction.

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Only eight units were produced by Daimler in 1939 and of those eight four were destroyed in bombing raids while a fifth was sold for scrap. As of today the only known survivor is chassis number 49531 seen above.

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Finished in silver over black coachwork with a contrasting three-position cabriolet hood, inside you’ll find green leather seats as well as beautiful, period Jaeger-LeCoultre instruments on the wooden dashboard.

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The car will be sold by Historics at Brooklands on December 4 when it is expected to fetch £200,000 - £250,000.

Via [bornrich]

www.historics.co.uk

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