1952 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe Vehicle Profile

1952 Daimler DB18 photograph

1952 Daimler DB18 photograph

1952 Daimler DB18 photograph

1952 Daimler DB18 photograph

1952 Daimler DB18 photograph

1952 Daimler DB18 photograph

1952 Daimler DB18 photograph

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Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Hooper
The United Kingdom patent rights to Gottlieb Daimler's engine were purchased in 1893 by Frederick Simms, who formed a new company, Daimler Motor Syndicate. Simms, along with Harry Lawson, began car production in the city of Coventry, England as the Daimler Motor Company starting in 1896. Two years later, Daimler became the official transportation of British Royalty. Perhaps most distinctive is the fluted radiator, a feature unique to the Daimler marque beginning in 1907.

The DB-18 was produced by Daimler from 1939-1953. Few were built prior to World War II as the company concentrated on military production; the majority were constructed following the conflict. A 153.8 cubic-inch, 160 horsepower inline 6-cylidner provides motivation. Six of these Hooper drophead coupes were produced, the first of which was built for King George VI with Princess Elizabeth playing a decisive part in its purchase. This is the only car of its type in the United States, having been originally brought stateside by a Pittsburgh attorney.


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1952 Daimler DB18 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Daimler DB18 Special Sports Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 59083
Sold for USD$28,688
  2020 H & H - Imperial War Museum Duxford
 
1952 DAIMLER BARKER SPECIAL SPORT
Chassis#: 159087
Sold for USD$20,250
  2019 Coys - Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1952 Daimler DB18 Special Sports Drophead Coupé Project
Chassis#: D59162
Sold for USD$12,046
  2017 Bonhams : The Beaulieu Sale
 
1952 Daimler DB18
Sold for USD$18,750
  2014 Leake Auction : Tulsa
 
1952 Daimler DB18 Special Sports Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: 59166
Sold for USD$10,689
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1952 Daimler DB18 Special Sports Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: D59199
Sold for USD$21,479
  2012 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic Auction
 
1952 Daimler DB18 Special Sports Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: D59199
Sold for USD$33,680
  2011 H & H - Pavilion Gardens April 13, 2011
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Daimler DB18's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Daimler DB18 Special Sports Drophead Coupe591592019 H & H Classics Imperial War Museum, Duxford $24,000$28,000
1952 Daimler DB 18 Empress567382014 Silverstone : The Restoration Show Sale   
1952 Daimler DB 18 Sports Special Drophead Coupe30636401312005 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques a Monaco $30,000$40,000
1952 Daimler Special Sports Convertible 2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction$23,500  
1952 Daimler DB18 Special Sports Drophead CoupeD590712003 Bonhams Important Collectors' Motor Cars $20,000$25,000

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