Lot 152 - 1925 Daimler Limousine Landaulette
|Odometer reading||90,650 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,000|
Presented today is a delightful historic vehicle which is quite clearly very rare and significantly sought-after. It has been the subject of a very lengthy restoration over a period of time costing many thousands of pounds. It is complete with many of its original period details including instrumentation, klaxon horn, temperature gauge to radiator top and rear luggage rack. As this is the long wheelbase limousine version, it comes with central sliding glass division and rear foldaway occasional seating. It is fitted with a sought after classic Triumph 2498cc engine which has been professionally fitted to bolt onto the existing gearbox. This suits the vehicle perfectly and simplifies any spares and servicing requirements.
At some time in its early life, in the late 1920s and early 1930s, it was used as a taxi and had the taxation class as a Hackney Carriage, it was even reported to have been used by Sir Winston Churchill while campaigning for forthcoming elections although no definitive proof exists. Together with photographs of the vehicle is an image of Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill and his wife Baroness Clementine Spencer-Churchill taken outside Conservative Campaign Headquarters while canvassing support. In the picture can be seen the driver of the vehicle in typical taxi driver pose with arm casually draped out of the window and wearing a cap. Full of character and charm, this well-appointed limousine has much to offer and comes with an extremely realistic estimate.
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