Lot 257 - 1936 Daimler E20 Saloon

Lot 257 - 1936 Daimler E20 Saloon

Lot 257 - 1936 Daimler E20 Saloon

Lot Number 257
Registration CYK 444
Chassis Number 42531
Engine Number 79118
Odometer reading 80,498 miles
Result Sold - £11,380
  • Exceptionally well maintained
  • Has had only two owners

The E20 was manufactured between 1935 and 1939. It offered the choice of a 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, according to the current owner, this Daimler E20 has only had two owners throughout its 80 years on the road and has covered the remarkably low mileage of 80,498. The vendor purchased the car in the early 1980’s from the deceased estate of the first owner Mr Daubney, who became the chairman of the Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club. As part of a wedding hire fleet, it has been registered on the V5C registration document with a couple of other keepers but has been in his ownership since its purchase. The vendor is a very knowledgeable classic car enthusiast, and he has looked after the car exceedingly well, keeping it in a warm, heated environment. Space, comfort, luxury and visibility are offered in abundance with this vehicle. This totally original 1936 Daimler E20 is finished in regal black with midnight blue inserts and the original midnight blue leather interior, it is supplied with a V5C registration document and a MoT test certificate which expires in September 2024. This Daimler E20 offers a rare opportunity to purchase a delightful piece of British motoring history.

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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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