Lot 247 - 1936 Daimler E20 Limousine
|Odometer reading||79,920 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
The E20 was manufactured between 1935 and 1939. It offered the choice of coachbuilt Saloon, Sports Saloon, Fixedhead Coupé and Drophead Coupé bodies on a notably stiff box section chassis that featured integral lubrication and jacking systems. The model was powered by an OHV straight-six engine with output of 19.3HP - sufficient for a top speed of almost 70mph. This was mated to a four-speed pre-selector gearbox via Daimler's patented fluid flywheel. Suspension was by semi-elliptic springs and beam axles all round and braking by Girling servo-assisted drums. The total production of E20s was some 873, of which some 35 are known to have survived, making it a rare car today. Daimlers were the sole royal appointment cars up to 1950 and this magnificent 1936 example is very much in this tradition.
Originally registered on 29th July 1936, this Daimler has only had two keepers throughout its 80 years on the road and has covered the remarkably low mileage of 79,920. The vendor is a very knowledgeable classic car enthusiast and he has looked after her exceedingly well, keeping the car in a warm, heated environment. Space, comfort, luxury and visibility are offered in abundance with this vehicle, together with a sunshine roof and delightful midnight blue and black livery. In largely original condition, this Daimler E20 offers a rare opportunity to purchase a delightful piece of British motoring history.