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 An Enthusiast's Club for owners of
  ALL Daimlers, Lanchesters, and BSAs.

Daimler car A club run for enthusiasts by enthusiasts for the owners of all Daimlers, Lanchesters and BSAs. The club was formed in June 1964 with the primary aim of promoting interest in, the use of and the preservation of all vehicles manufactured by Daimler, Lanchester and BSA.

The Lanchester Register became part of the club by amalgamation in 1971. The history of both marques started with their competition for the carriage trade, and ended being under the same BSA ownership. The SP250 Drivers' Club became an associated Club in 2003. The BSA cars obviously were, although smaller in terms of total cars built, the parent name in the group until the Jaguar takeover.

BSA car Both Daimler and Lanchester hold their own claim to British automotive history. Lanchester was the very first all British, four wheeled, petrol driven motor car owing little to previously recognised mechanical principles. Daimler has the distinction of being the British marque with the longest continuous production run. As a result the club holds the distinction of catering for more models and a more diverse range of vehicles than any other marque club. Between them Daimler, Lanchester and BSA have manufactured practically every imaginable form of transport: from heavy commercials, buses, air and waterborne craft, to family cars, luxury saloons, limousines and sports cars. The club exists for them all.

Currently we have about 1750 members world wide. Our aim is to embrace owners of all vehicles of the marques, to be a source of information as well as a sociable club. Whatever your interest in the classic car hobby we aim to take a modern progressive approach to the hobby.

The DLOC is particularly proud of its association with Jaguar Cars Ltd and the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT), who have a growing collection of Daimler and Lanchester cars, which they kindly bring to a number of club events. Our patron Sir Nick Scheele was also a Chief Operating Officer of Ford and takes a keen interest in the club's activities.

So if you have a Daimler, Lanchester or BSA why not join us?

 Below are a few pictures of cars
  that have appeared on our shows

Lanchester Road Rider 2    1938 - 1939 LANCHESTER ROAD RIDER 2
DAIMLER 6 LIGHT

A steel chassis with coach built bodies of various types from saloons to DHC. 1809 cc

6 cylinder engine. The performance and cost depended on the customers specification

Price of standard saloon £ 530 Approximately 1,500 chassis were built.

Lanchester LD10    1946 - 1951 LANCHESTER LD10

Separate steel chassis on which a number of different bodies were built in steel and aluminium. The main saloon bodies were built by Barker and Briggs but a number of others were involved with drop head coupes. A 1287cc 4 cylinder engine with an output of 40 BHP, 0 to 50 in 20 seconds and a top speed of 70 mph.

Price standard saloon 1946 £ 525 Approximately 3,030 were produced.

DAIMLER DE36 Green Goddess DHC    1946 - 1953 DAIMLER DE36 Green Goddess DHC

This car was bodied by Hooper on DE36 Chassis with a 5.5 litre straight 8 engine. It has an electrically operated Hood. The body work won awards at the London Motor Show of 1948. The price was around £ 7,000: 36% tax 35% body and 29% chassis. This made it one of the most expensive cars of its time.

DAIMLER Continental    1956 DAIMLER Continental

A one off show car based around a lengthened 104 chassis with a six cylinder 3.5 litre engine giving 137 BHP 4,400 RPM. It uses the DAIMLER fluid flywheel and pre selector gear box and is 17ft 3ins long.

The price was £ 3,660 9s 2d plus £ 1,831 11s 7d tax, giving a total of £ 5,492 0s 9d.

DAIMLER ELS24    1937 - 1939 DAIMLER ELS24

A large Saloon and Limousine. The chassis was used by various body builders to produce Saloons, Limousines and Landaulettes. Top speed 73 mph.

Total production 700 Price standard saloon £ 870

DAIMLER DOUBLE-SIX COUPE    1974 - 1978 DAIMLER DOUBLE-SIX COUPE

In essence an up market version of the Jaguar, with the 5.3 Litre engine 296 BHP. Top speed 148 mph 0 to 60 in 7.6 seconds.

Total production approx. 407 Price 1975 £ 6959.26

DAIMLER MAJESTIC MAJOR    1959 - 1968 DAIMLER MAJESTIC MAJOR

A large Saloon and Limousine. 4.5 Litre V8 engine BHP 220 5,800 rpm, max torque 282 ft/lbs 2,700 rpm. Top speed 123 mph, 0 to 60 in 9.6 seconds.

Total production 2,000 Price 1965 £ 2,703

DAIMLER DS420 LIMOUSINE    1968 - 1992 DAIMLER DS420 LIMOUSINE

The last in a long line of limousines produced by Daimler. As well as the standard cars there were hearses, and a few landaulettes. Daimler Limousines were used by Royalty, Governments, large Corporations, Civic leaders as well as Funeral Directors and up market car hire firms.

Total production 4141 limousines and 903 hearse-chassis. Price 1968: £ 4425 and 1992: £ 46,000

DAIMLER DOUBLE SIX FIFTY CORSICA    1931 DAIMLER DOUBLE SIX FIFTY CORSICA

6.5 Litre V12 sleeve valve engine. RAC rating 49.4 HP Built on a lowered chassis by Thompson and Taylor. 2 only produced. This car won the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours "Best of Show": read more...

DAIMLER CORSICA    1996 DAIMLER CORSICA

A one off concept car for the 1996 centenary which was destined never to go into production. Photograph by kind permission of JDHT

DAIMLER SP250    1959 - 1964 DAIMLER SP250

Fibre glass body on a separate steel chassis, 2.5 litre V8 engine, 140 BHP 5,800 rpm, max torque 155 ft/lbs 3,600 rpm. Top speed 124 mph, 0 to 60 in 8.9 seconds.

Total production 2,645 Price on launch £ 1,395.

DAIMLER 2.5 litre V8/V8 250    1962 - 1969 DAIMLER 2.5 litre V8/V8 250

Based on the Mark 2 Jaguar, a unitary construction 4 door saloon with a 2.5 Litre V8 engine. 140 BHP 5,800 rpm, torque 155 ft/lbs @ 3,600 rpm. Top speed 112.5 mph, 0 to 60 in 13.5 seconds.

Total Production 17,884 Price on Launch £ 1,785

DAIMLER 45 HP    1906 DAIMLER 45 HP

Powered by a 4 cylinder 10.6 Litre engine giving 35 BHP at 650 rpm

The price was £ 890 for the chassis and running gear with bodies costing from £ 1000 upwards depending on specification.

DAIMLER 12 HP    1911 DAIMLER 12 HP

An attempt at a low cost car using a 4 cylinder monobloc engine of 1.7 litre capacity. Two open body types were offered for £ 375 approx. 12 were produced.

DAIMLER ARMOURED CAR    1941/44 DAIMLER ARMOURED CAR

Powered by 100 BHP, 4.1 Litre engine with 4 wheeled drive and 4 wheeled disc brakes. The 5 speeds were available in both forward and reverse.

Approx. 2,700 were built.

DAIMLER DOUBLE DECK BUS    1944 DAIMLER DOUBLE DECK BUS

Daimler has produced public transport and commercial vehicles from its earliest days.

DAIMLER MARSEILLES PHAETON    1896/7 DAIMLER MARSEILLES PHAETON

4 HP 4 seater. Top speed 16 mph.

Price £ 331. Photograph by kind permission of JDHT

DAIMLER CENTURY    1996 DAIMLER CENTURY

A special edition X330 to mark the 100 years of Daimler production. A 6 Litre V12, 318 BHP engine.

Special model 1996 £ 72,000 Photograph by kind permission of JDHT

DAIMLER DB18 BARKER SPECIAL    1948 - 1952 DAIMLER DB18 BARKER SPECIAL

A 3 seater Drop Head Coupe body built by Barker on a DB18 chassis. 2.5 Litre 6 cylinder engine 85 BHP, 0 to 50 mph in 16 seconds, top speed 85 mph.

Price on launch £ 2,560-7s-10d Approximately 500 were built.

DAIMLER CONQUEST ROADSTER    1954 - 1955 DAIMLER CONQUEST ROADSTER

Separate steel chassis and body. The 2.5 Litre 6 cylinder engine with an output of 100 BHP, 0 to 60 in 14.5 seconds and a top speed of 100.7 mph

Price standard launch £ 1672-15s-10d. Approximately 60 were produced

DAIMLER Conquest/Conquest Century    1953 - 1958 DAIMLER Conquest/Conquest Century

A 2.5 litre engined car which came with various body options. The standard car had a 75 BHP engine, the Century had an up rated 100 BHP engine. The Century did 0 to 60 MPH in 16.3 seconds. The heater was listed as a standard fitting.

Price of the Century Saloon in 1954 was £ 1,172 plus £ 489 9s 2d purchase tax giving a total of £ 1,661 9s 2d. The radio was £ 51 4s 1d extra

DAIMLER DB 18 Drophead Coupe    1946 -1950 DAIMLER DB 18 Drophead Coupe

This chassis is a reworking of the pre war model having a 6 cylinder 2.5 litre engine, as used in the wartime scout car, giving 70 BHP 4,200 RPM and a claimed fuel consumption of 22 MPG.

Price in 1947 with tax £ 2,334 16s 8d

DAIMLER DJ 256 Dauphin Century    1955 DAIMLER DJ 256 Dauphin Century

A coach built body by Hoopers of which two were thought to have been built, one of which may have royal connections. The running gear is based on the Conquest Century. 2.5 litre 6 cylinder engine producing 100 BHP 4,400 RPM

DAIMLER Consort    1950 - 1953 DAIMLER Consort

A 2.5 litre 4 door saloon with a straight 6 cylinder engine giving 85 BHP 4,200 RPM. Fitted with a fluid flywheel and pre-selector gear box. It had hydraulic front brakes and mechanical rear.

Price 1952 £ 1,270 plus £ 07 1s 2d purchase tax, a total of £ 1,997.12d

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