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Old 30th September 2014, 21:28   #136
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I chanced upon some old pictures. I remember seeing this Daimler Conquest in 2004 at Chennai. This car was in a workshop and I was given to understand that it was for sale. Wonder what happened to this car



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This car is today in a dismantled state and yet claim to be for sale.

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Magnificent 1936 Daimler of Taj Villa, Bombay. This car was brought in for King George coronation then sold to an Englishman from whom the present owners bought it. Fabulous villa too. Photo courtesy Mr Zahid Saeed grandson of the gentleman, owner of Taj villa, who bought the Daimler. Car should be familiar sight in vintage car circles .
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Magnificent 1936 Daimler of Taj Villa, Bombay. This car was brought in for King George coronation then sold to an Englishman from whom the present owners bought it. Fabulous villa too. Photo courtesy Mr Zahid Saeed grandson of the gentleman, owner of Taj villa, who bought the Daimler. Car should be familiar sight in vintage car circles .
I stay very close to this magnificent bungalow, and while the Daimler is a sight for sore eyes, the bungalow is simply astounding! And always immaculately white right through the year.

I think the Daimler also made an appearance in Attenborough's Gandhi, and has been attending events for ages. Thanks for sharing!

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In the 1940s you could buy your new Daimler from the quaintly named Triangular Motors in Bombay

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Hi Karlos, I am currently restoring a Daimler LQ3 20 I am hoping that you may know who is the owner of the car you spotted in Lucknow. I would be very interested to exchange information about our cars, as you may know this is a very rare model, I only know of 4 others world wide, any assistance from members would very much appreciated.
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Hello Denis,

The Daimler in Lucknow is with me.

In the recent past my visit to the forum have been infrequent.

It would be nice if we could interact - while we restored the cars.

The restoration process here differs quite a bit from the UK.

Thanks for getting in touch

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Hi Denis,

Actually, Harit asked me to check the Daimler thread , and, now I have been informed you may not have access to personal messaging .
Please contact me at email id - yashvikram@yahoo.com

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Great looking Auto!

Would it have been painted white as a factory standard colour or is the white on white paint job more recent?.[/quote]

I have just noticed this posting - it's only taken me nearly seven years!

Anyway, to belatedly answer the question, Daimler did not make bodies for this model. As with nearly all their cars of this period, bodies were provided by outside coachbuilders who would construct a body to the owner's requirements. Therefore, the colour also was chosen by the owner.

This particular phaeton style body was constructed in 1988 and the cream colour was chosen as a contrast to the more usual (and to my eyes, drearily sombre) black. However, Daimler did supply the chassis and subframe in black as the standard finish.

The book mentioned in my earlier post was published but proved unexpectedly popular so now, sadly, is out of print.
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1937 Daimler 15, four-door “six-light” saloon from Kolkata

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Here are two Daimlers which from the same period and sport sleeve valve engines

The 1920 Daimler 6-30 Barker Limousine de Ville, originally owned by Dhanrajgir of Hyderabad. The car is currently in Delhi and was restored by Julian.

Some nostalgia pictures from the Statesman Rally, Delhi in the 1990's

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de Ville is a Town Car
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6-30 means 6 cylinder, 30 HP
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The 1919 Gold Daimler 6-45 of Sir Seth Hukumchand as recently seen at the 5th Cartier. This vehicle was bodied by Windovers and has a 45 HP sleeve valve engine

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Here is another royal Daimler DB18, with a rare body style. It is a 4 door drop head. Not to be confused with a drop head coupe, which were more common.

From the colour combination, colour of the lights and that it is a Daimler, we may speculate this to be a Nawanagar car.

These pictures were taken in the 90's at Bangalore.

The colour combo and lights are distinct
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Note that this is rare 4 door drop head. Probably a zenana car as the rear glass is blackened
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Rear is not as spectacular as the front
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Engine is neat and clean
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Interiors look luxurious
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Just realized that my own 1947 Daimler DB18 is missing from this thread

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More details of this car can be seen (Daimler Tales - 1947 Daimler DB18 Luxury Saloon)here

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Here is another royal Daimler DB18, with a rare body style. It is a 4 door drop head. Not to be confused with a drop head coupe, which were more common.

From the colour combination, colour of the lights and that it is a Daimler, we may speculate this to be a Nawanagar car.

These pictures were taken in the 90's at Bangalore.

The colour combo and lights are distinct
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Note that this is rare 4 door drop head. Probably a zenana car as the rear glass is blackened
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Rear is not as spectacular as the front
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Engine is neat and clean
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Interiors look luxurious
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I believe this body style was also known as an 'All Weather'

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More pictures of the Ex-Mysore DE36 Landaulette, now at Manjusha Museum, Dharmasthala.

The car is seen with Dharmadikari Sri Dr. Veerendra Heggade, Sri Kshetra, Dharmasthala
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More pictures of the Ex-Mysore DE36 Landaulette, now at Manjusha Museum, Dharmasthala.

The car is seen with Dharmadikari Sri Dr. Veerendra Heggade, Sri Kshetra, Dharmasthala
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Does the rear drop down ? Or is it a limo
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