1949 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupé

Lot: 285

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 2.522L 1949 Daimler DB18 Drop Head Coupe manual that has been with the current owner for the last 18 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores 82 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A stylish and rare alternative to the contemporary MG 'SA' drophead...

  • Drophead Coupé with lovely cream and black coachwork by Barker
  • 2.5 Litre straight six (70bhp) and a Wilson Pre-selector gearbox
  • Restored by our vendor over the 19 years of his ownership. He subsequently toured North America, South Africa & Europe in it
  • His advancing years mean that the car is now ready to be enjoyed by someone else
  • Supplied with original handbooks and large history file
  • It's notable that Sir Winston Churchill's DB18 (Carlton bodied) sold for £232,000 in July 2016


Lot Details

Registration: ETP 585 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1949 Engine size: 2.522L
Make: Daimler Odometer reading (miles): 771
Model: DB18 Drop Head Coupe MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 53135

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 82 / 135


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Paint: Chrome:


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About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history