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1955 Daimler Conquest Roadster / 90476 Vehicle Information

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

1955 Daimler Conquest photograph

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Sold for $35,200 at 2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction.
The Daimler Conquest was produced in the United Kingdom from 1953 to 1958. It made its debut at the 1953 Motor Show where it featured a new 2.4-liter, overhead-valve, six-cylinder engine mated to the familiar Daimler fluid flywheel and pre-selector gearbox. It was based on the Lanchester Fourteen and served as a replacement to the Daimler Consort. Powering the Conquest was a straight-six engine developed from the inline-four used in Lanchester's Fourteen and Leda models. It was made from cast iron, had a 6.6:1 compression ratio, a 2433cc displacement and a single Zenith carburetor.

The Conquest had a separate chassis incorporating independent front suspension and Girling Hydro-mechanical brakes.

Several body styles were available, including a roadster, saloon, and drophead coupe. The Conquest Century Roadster was a lightweight, alloy-bodied two-seat Roadster that could reach 100 mph.

In 1954, the engine in the Conquest Century model was given an alloy head with larger valves, high lift cams, twin SU carburetors, and higher compression.

This particular example, a Conquest Roadster, is one of only about 65 examples produced. It was completed on October 8th of 1954 and dispatched less than two months later on December 1st to Somerset in the United Kingdom. When it left the factory, it was trimmed in blue. Prior to the current owner acquiring the car in 2012, it had resided with a single, British keeper for the previous four decades. From April 2000 until 2012, the car was mostly garage kept and not driven.

The current caretaker had the car sent to Autosport in Modena, Italy for a thorough cosmetic restoration. New silver paint was applied to the chrome and aluminum bodywork. The interior received newly trimmed leather seats, dash, and door panels along with new red carpets. Any necessary mechanical work was done by North East Auto Doctors of Bethel, Connecticut.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2017



2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $60,000-USD $80,000 
Sale Price :
USD $35,200

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Daimler Conquest Convertible
Chassis#: 87687
Sold for USD$12,307
  2017 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1955 Daimler Conquest Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 87737
Sold for USD$23,408
  2017 Historics at Brookland
 
1955 Daimler Conquest Century Roadster
Chassis#: 90476
Sold for USD$35,200
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1955 Daimler Conquest image  1955 Daimler Conquest image  
1955 Daimler Conquest - No Reserve
Sold for USD$4,056
  2011 Coys - A217 True Greats
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Daimler Conquest's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Daimler Conquest Century917902006 Bonhams Best of British Festival $5,000$6,000

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Daimler Conquest Vehicle Profiles
Roadster
Daimler Conquest Roadster

Chassis Num: 90476
Engine Num: 72978
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History
New Drophead Coupe
Daimler Conquest New Drophead Coupe

Chassis Num: 90550
Engine Num: 73115
Model Year: 1957
Profile and Auction History


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