Lot 178 - 1958 Daimler Conquest

Lot 178 - 1958 Daimler Conquest

Lot 178 - 1958 Daimler Conquest

Lot Number 178
Registration MJB 374
Chassis Number 86742
Engine Number 72093
Odometer reading 74,549 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £2,464

The Conquest saloon was released to the public in 1953 as a replacement for the Daimler Consort but was shorter and lighter with better performance. The Daimler Conquest was meant to be an affordable Daimler, priced at £1066. It was a pedigree with pace, at a reasonable price and still had luxurious, well-appointed traditional woodgrain and leather interiors. Actual construction was by another BSA subsidiary, 'Carbodies'. The open two-seater Conquest Roadster first appeared at the Motor Show in 1953 with the tuned engine later known as the Century engine.

This Daimler Conquest shows only three owners during its 73-year life. Its chassis and running gear were developments of those underpinning the Lanchester 14 and power comes from a 2433cc straight six engine. Drive is through a Wilson pre-selector gearbox. Presenting in blue coachwork with a blue leather interior, this pleasant example is offered to auction without reserve.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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