1934-lanchester-la10

The Lanchester Ten and Lanchester Eleven were sold by The Lanchester Motor Company Limited from the Ten’s announcement in September 1932 until 1951. Quite different from previous Lanchesters, the Ten was the second (it followed the Lanchester 15/18) of Lanchester’s new owner’s new Daimler-linked Lanchester range. The names Ten and Eleven referred to the engine’s rating for the annual tax and did not relate to the engine’s power output. Part of the thinking behind BSA’s acquisition of Lanchester was, in consideration of the international economic depression, to extend the BSA group’s range of cars into the sectors between those filled by Daimler and the three-wheeled ‘cars’Read More →

1935 Daimler Sportsman

1935 Daimler Sportsman Chassis Number: 39568 First Registered 15 March 1935 I bought the car from Inverness, Scotland.  It was advertised within the DLOC magazine in June 2012 as a restoration project.  The car was incomplete with many parts either lost or sold, including dashboard, instruments, door cappings, window channels and carburettor – all of which had to be replaced or re-manufactured.  In May 2013, the car returned to the road after 45 years. In total, the restoration took almost 3,000 hours. Only 120 Mulliner Bodied Sportsman Saloons were built and this is one of the few survivors. The Daimler Fifteen, was a saloon car Read More →

I bought the car whilst on holiday in Perth, Western Australia in 1994 and have done only minor restoration and general maintenance in the last few years. The car came complete with records detailing the total cost of restoration at £19,382 and six and half years labour at no charge! The Buick Motor Company was founded by David Dunbar Buick, who was born in Arbroath, Scotland and emigrated to America as a young man.  He formed the Buick Company in 1900 producing his first car in 1902.  The company prospered and bought other small motoring businesses and in 1908 became General Motors. This car isRead More →

1934 Lanchester LA 10

This car was discovered in Hereford in the early eighties and has undergone full restoration.   The car was originally owned by Mr Williams Griffiths of Barrs Court, 29 The Avenue, Hatchend, Middlesex and was first registered on the 14th December 1934.  The original log book show that the vehicle had only one owner prior to restoration and was last registered on 1 November 1950. The vehicle as originally supplied by Frank Austin of Gt Portland Street, London W1. During restoration, every effort was made to maintain the originality of the vehicle. The Lanchester Ten and Lanchester Eleven were sold by The Lanchester Motor CompanyRead More →

Daimler Double 6

Daimler Sovereign was a name applied by British manufacturer Jaguar Cars to a sequence of luxury cars built by it but carrying the Daimler badge between 1966 and 1983. The Daimler Sovereigns were based on contemporary Jaguar bodyshells, chassis and engines in an example of badge engineering. Jaguar Cars took over The Daimler Company in 1960 and the 1966 Sovereign was the second Daimler to be based on a Jaguar model. The first was the 2½ litre V8 with an engine designed by Edward Turner. Unlike the Daimler 2½ litre, the Sovereign had a Jaguar engine, marking the end for the Turner designed engines. The first DaimlerRead More →

1936 Martin Walters Wingham Bodied Daimler 15. Registration: YS 6252 Date of first registration: 5th February 1936 Chassis Number: 41357 Engine Number: 77283 The car was originally owned by James Ferguson Whitton,  Calder Glen, Lochwinnoch who owned a Tweed Mill and  apparently supplied materials to Daimler. I bought the car following an advertisement in the Driving Member from Mr David Peters of Aberdeen, Scotland in December 2009. The last entry in the  log book shows June 1963, the car presumably laying  derelict on farmland for the last 48 years. David had bought the car in approximately 1999 in the condition as shown in the picture with the tarpaulin, with the intention of restoring.Read More →

1934 Daimler Light 15

1934 Daimler 15 Mulliner Chassis Number: 37824 First Registered:  June 1934 History: The car was purchased from Bolton in 1986 having stood in a seemingly derelict condition for over 20 years. The photos below depict the condition of the car at that time and a complete restoration was required in order to bring the car to its present condition. Work commenced shortly after purchase, with complete chassis and engine rebuild.  However due to complications sourcing the many parts that were required, restoration was postponed  for several years.  It took just over ten years to complete the jigsaw of parts and the car was finally completed in the latter part of 2007. The log book details just oneRead More →

1929 Vauxhall Grosvenor 20/60

The Vauxhall 20-60 is a four or five-seater saloon, limousine, tourer or coupé-cabriolet manufactured by Vauxhall of Luton. It was announced on 28 September 1927 with a six-cylinder engine and a four-speed gearbox. The initial 2.7-litre engine was enlarged to 3-litres after twelve months. Engine The iron engine block is cast in one unit with the crankcase. It has been given a crankshaft with nine bearings which makes the strongest contribution to the engine’s smooth running, even at high speed. The overhead valves have been given double springs and the cup-and-ball joints on the rockers are fed with oil forced up to the rocker shaft. TheRead More →