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1970 Daimler Limousine news, pictures, specifications, and information
In the summer of 1895, the BSA formed to exploit the Daimler engine patents within the British Empire. Production began in 1897, and over the next five years, a bewildering variety of models and engines were available. In 1902, Daimler officials got rid of the complicated line-up in favor of three models. One of the first customers after the change was Edward VII, which began a long history of Daimler-made royal automobiles. Daimler survived both World Wars as a subsidiary of BSA, but was purchased in 1960 by Jaguar.

After the purchase, the only Daimler models that were not based on existing Jaguar models were the limousines. These cars, wîth a history of service to the British royal family, had for many years been bodied by Vanden Plas. The Vanden Plas firm opened in 1884 in Brussels, Belgium. Demand for their work in England was so high that under a license agreement wîth the Brussels firm Vanden Plas (England) Limited was opened in 1913. Although both firms survived the First World War, the diminishing Belgian auto caused the firm to focus on its English subsidiary. The Vanden Plas cars are noted for their luxurious interiors, and were designed for those who could afford not only the purchase price of over 14,000 pounds, but the cost of a full time chauffeur as well.

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2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2015) -- An Italian Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet that once turned heads and garnered top prizes in the classic era glided to victory at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Sunday. The competition drew 219 cars from 16 countries and 29 U.S. states to the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. It also raised over $1.8 million to help people in need. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this ...[Read more...]
CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE CONFIRMS WORLD-BEATING CAR LINE-UP FOR 2015 EVENT
 ◾Concours of Elegance has confirmed the full incredible line-up of cars at its 2015 event, held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh ◾Gorgeous 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London to Edinburgh car set to be one of the stars of the Concours ◾Visitors can see models ranging from 1902 up to the modern day, with the UK debut of the Touring Superleggera Berlinetta Lusso ◾Additional special features such as a collection of eight Ecurie Ecosse models, including the Le Mans-winning D-type and ...[Read more...]
BENTLEY SHOWCASES ILLUSTRIOUS PAST, DESIRABLE PRESENT AND EXCITING FUTURE AT PEBBLE BEACH
•North American debut of new 2016 Continental GT •Historic Blower makes dynamic appearance at Quail rally •EXP 10 Speed 6 concept showcased at two prestigious events on the Peninsula (Pebble Beach, 6 August 2015) The new 16 MY Bentley Continental GT makes its North American debut at this year's Monterey Auto Week, alongside inspiring models from Bentley's past and future. In a nod to Bentley's illustrious heritage and celebrating its 85th anniversary, the iconic 1930 Blower Bentle...[Read more...]
BRITISH SPEED IN ITALY: BENTLEY MARKS ANNIVERSARY WITH MILLE MIGLIA RUN
•Historic Bentley takes on epic thousand-mile test of endurance •This year marks 85 years since Birkin and Barnato's aborted attempt •1930 4½-litre supercharged Blower one of just 55 ever produced (Crewe/Brescia, 12 May 2015) In 1930, 'Bentley Boy' Tim Birkin claimed his aborted attempt on the Mille Miglia in his legendary Blower was due to a lack of 'due preparation'. 85 years on, Bentley has ensured all plans are in place for a successful Blower run in the 2015 event. 'Bentley B...[Read more...]
Postwar Ferrari Named Best of Show at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe Named 'Best of Show' PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2014) -- Excited cheers echoed across the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links Sunday when a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe was named Best of Show at the 64th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car, owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington, was the first postwar car to take the top award at the prestigious event in nearly five decades. It was also the first Ferrari to win. ...[Read more...]

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