Lot 2116


1954 Daimler Conquest Saloon
Reg. no. PPX 790
Chassis no. D83981
Engine no. 75515
Introduced in 1953 as the replacement for the Consort – a car with pre-war origins – the new ‘small’ car in Daimler’s line-up was based on the Leda produced by sister company Lanchester, but with a six-cylinder engine of 2.5 litres instead of the Lanchester’s four-cylinder unit, driving through Daimler’s customary 4-speed pre-selector gearbox. The body was almost identical to that of the Leda, bar a few minor details and of course the addition of Daimler’s distinguished grille. Apparently developed in a short space of time following Bernard Docker’s appointment as managing director of Daimler in January 1953, the new car nevertheless managed to uphold the Daimler marque’s reputation for comfortable and above all dignified motoring. Available in saloon, drop-head coupe and roadster form, all models could exceed 80mph. With Daimler’s market segment hard-hit by the Suez Crisis and the corresponding increase in petrol prices, production ended in early 1958 after around 10,000 had been made – an impressive amount for a hand-built car from an extremely traditional company.
This 1954 Conquest is in very good condition, very solid in both body and chassis, and with a particularly fine interior. Offered with various old MOTs, bills, and tax discs, it also benefits from five new tyres. This fine example of a 50s luxury car comes with a V5c.

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£4,500 - 5,000

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