Saloon motor car

Made:
1933 in Coventry

Daimler 20 h.p. saloon motor car, 1933, registration number XJ 5838. Daimler was founded in 1896 in Coventry, specialising in luxury cars. In 1910 the company became a subsidiary of BSA and eventually bought by Jaguar Cars in 1960. This is probably one of the last Daimler cars to be powered by the Knight double sleeve-valve engine, used consistently since 1909. It also had a Daimler fluid flywheel and a Wilson four speed preselective gearbox resulting in a smooth and silent performance. Daimler Company Ltd was unusual among makers of luxury cars in building their own bodywork, and this is a beautiful example of a 1930s saloon car.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1957-42
Materials:
black, glass, leather, metal (unknown), paint, rubber, textile, wood
type:
private car
credit:
Wallis, H.V.G.

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