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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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Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction Preview
Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, will hold its annual Amelia Island Auction on Friday, March 7 on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. David Gooding, President and founder: 'Originality was the driving force behind our Amelia Island Auction. As always, our specialists have a keen eye for effective preservation of blue chip category cars. Many of the outstanding examples we selected for this sale are excellent ...[Read more...]
63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Names 1934 Packard 'Best of Show'
The competition showcased 248 cars, including 48 from abroad PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 18, 2013) -- A 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria owned by Joseph and Margie Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey, was named Best of Show at the 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, held Sunday on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links at Pebble Beach Resorts. The event showcased 248 cars from 36 states and 12 countries and raised $1,277,007 for charity. 'This Pack...[Read more...]
Famous, supercharged Bentleys set for 1,000 mile Italian epic •'Bentley Boy' Tim Birkin's 1930 Le Mans racer leads charge •Original Bentley Motors 'demonstrator' completes team (Crewe, 14 May 2013) Bentley Motors will compete in this year's Mille Miglia with two unique 4 ½ litre Supercharged 'Blowers'; a 1930 Le Mans race car belonging to perhaps the most famous and daring of the Bentley Boys and a company demonstrator that is still going strong even after nine decades on the road. The N...[Read more...]
MINI Plant Oxford celebrates 100 years of car-making this March, against a background of rising production, increased investment and continuing expansion. Today, Plant Oxford employs 3700 associates who manufacture up to 900 MINIs every day, and has contributed over 2.25 million MINIs to the tally of over 11.65 million cars that the factory has produced since 1913. The first car built at the factory, a Bullnose Morris Oxford, emerged on 28 March 1913 and has been followed by cars from a wide...[Read more...]
Bentley Motors' North American Debuts
•New Continental GT Speed makes N. American debut •EXP 9 F luxury SUV displayed on Concept lawn •Highly prized classic and vintage Bentleys to be auctioned As California's Monterey Peninsula is primed for a week of displays and events involving some of the world's most coveted, historic automobiles, Bentley Motors prepares to share a glimpse into the future with the North American debut of two new models – the Continental GT Speed and the EXP 9 F luxury SUV concept. 'Pebble Beach and ...[Read more...]

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