Lot 2117


1951 Lanchester LD10 Saloon
Reg. no. KRW 987
Chassis no. L63579
Engine no. 18557
Introduced in 1946 as car production began to ramp up again after the war, the smallest offering of the Lanchester-Daimler combine was the LD10. Lanchester had produced a 10hp model before the war, but this was a new car, with an even smaller engine, just 1.3 litres. Initially fitted with steel Briggs bodies, this was changed in 1949 to a traditional coach-built body by Barker – Lanchester had found that the low-quality steel assigned by the government to the production of the previous bodies was causing quality issues. With these issues gone, the LD10 was very well received, contemporary reports praising its comfort and smoothness, along with decent performance for a car of its type. The engine produced 40bhp, and was coupled to a 4-speed pre-selector gearbox that offered quick, easy and smooth gearchanges.
This late example of an LD10 is in excellent all-round condition, having had much work done recently. It has had a full repaint, and the interior is said to be ‘first-class’, with a new headliner. Also fitted with a stainless steel exhaust and the sensible upgrade of electronic ignition, it comes with bills relating to the work done, plus a V5c and an old-style log book.

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£5,500 - 6,500

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