Abridged Specification Drop
Head Coupe by Charlesworth
Fir-s t c las s c o i r c t r b u i l t c o nstr u ctio n with
co nrpos it e i r a m i n g o f b e s t a sh a n cl p ly-
wo' rI : L , u l r i n i l J n b ^ - l v tr r e ls: one
piec - rup- h i n g e d w r r l s . r ' e e n ; ve n tjia l-
rn g' windo w s i n b o t h d o o r s; sp l- in c1
'p er-lt ed f o , d i n g h e . . l t , , co ll r p :e in to
I ' 'e e: s b e h i n d ' c a r b , e kle st with .r r
i nt er-m ec ia t e ' D e V i l l e ' p o s itio n a r r a t' xr e d
by hirrgecl cant r-ails that fold acr:oss
b ody : rd j r r : r a b J e I r o n r s .' a ts wir h e .sy
a c c es s t o f u l l w i d t h r e a r se a t : su n e r io l-
g rade le r l h c r : p h o J s l e r y i s.lid wa ln u r
cabinet wo r k ; p o ) t s h e d f ille t su r r o u n d s
to screen and doors ; all fittinqs in
b . ': I qual r t y . h r o r n e p la r ir g : la r r -
hrqgage boot with bottonr hlnqed lid
.nd s epa r . r L e . . m p , r t t ' : en t lo i sp a r c
w heel and t o o l k r t .
Abridged Specification --- Drop
Head Coupe by Abbott
Constructed of best quality ash framing,
panelled in aluminium : single panel
sloping winder type windscreen hinged
at top; two wide doors hinged on rear
pillars and fitted with anti-draught win-
dows; hand operated, spring balanced
folding head of fully open or fully closed
trrne adirrqt:hlo honrh l/na frnnr ea^t
with folding arm rest and hinged back
for easy access to rear compartme nt i n
which one off-side mounted occasional
q cr i fa ca q a cr n q c hndrr h o ci n rrelitrr
leather upholstery; cabinet work, fillets,
window surrounds and panels on door
tops in polished walnut; valance skirt
fitted to rear wings ; large luggage boot
w i th l i d to open upw ards and separate
l oeker fnr snare w hecl and tool ki t.
HIS new Daimler combines the thtee
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It is fast and lively. it is very safe
to drive. And it is roomv and
engine has been further
d e r r cl o n e d Bv imnrorred r:ontrol of
combustion it has now been possible to
raise fhe r:omnression ratio and to have
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will cr uise com f or t ably at 7 0 rn , p . h .
and higher speed is, of cour se, a v a ila b le .
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braking system which has been brought
to an unusually high standard of efficiency.
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fast without risk or discomfort. Daimler
Fluid Transmission reduces gear-
changing to the easiest and smoothest
nrrlcess the motorist can ever have
known. It is also the most trouble-free
transmission ever invented.
This new Daimler olfers its owner a
motor car which compared feature by
feature ranks very high in present day
standards of performance, refinement
and value. It is tire outcome of Daimler's
fi ftv ve a r s' o xn o r i cn r :c in h r rildinr^r fine
DAIMI,ER 2& TITRE 6 TICHT SAIOON motor cars.
R.A.C. ra ted 18. 02h. p. Six c y linder s 69. 6 x 1 ] 0 , 4 9 An exceptionally fine design of frame with strong
mrrr. (2,522 c.c... Water cooled with detachable side members dnd a drilled cruciform ensures th5
head and water-heated induction manifold. Push- necessary rigidity with lightness to prevent torsional
rod operated overhead valves set at an angle of deflection an-d piovide p6rfect stability.
15 degs, in special combustion chambers. Com-
pression ratio 7 : i. Maximum output 70 b.h.p. at
4.200 r,p.m. Four bearing counter-balancedcr-ank-
shaft. Hard wearing Brivadium cylinder line;s,
and hardened rings on aluminium altoy pistons. The Daimler independent front su-spension on the
Horizontal S.U. carburettor, Enqine ]ubrication rs Girling principle and incorporates heavy-duty coil
by gear pump, and all oil passes at 40 Ib. pressure springs controlled by radius arms which resist the
through an oil filter and pressure relief valve from braking torque. Luvax-Girling self-recuperating
piston-type hydraulic dampers'are used, 'and are
a sump holding 11 pints.
coupled by an anti-roll bar. At the rear, longr
and rubber insulated semi-elliptic springs are used
in conjunction with Luvax-Girling dampers, between
which is fitted an anti-swav bar. This desiqn ensures
By centrifugal water pu:np and 4-blade fan driven complete absence from' body sway, exceptional
from the crankshaft by a V-belt, the same belt driving riding comfort over the worst surfaces, perfect
the dynamo. Water temperature is regulated by a stability and precise control of all wheel mov-ement,
thermostat. Pulley angles have been desiqned to and a perfect sense of security at any speed and under
avoid any possibility ofbelt squeak. The sp-indle of any conoflons.
the pump is mounted on two ball races. Special
attention has been paid to valve cooling, the water
jacketing being so arranged that water passing
from the cylinder block to the cylinder head is Daimler fluid flywheel and four-speed pre-selector
deflected through jets towards the exhaust valve epicyclic gear with ratios of : top, 4.375 ; third,
6.825 ; second, 10.15 ; first, 17.85to 1, Power is
transmitted to the underslung rear drive in a three-
quarter floating type axle by means of an open
propeller shaftfitted with Hardy Spicer needle bearing
Horizontal S.U. with hydraulically damped pisron, joints at each end. Gears are selected by a small
fitted with Blundell air silencer and fed-ny an A.C, lever on the steering column, and clutch bperation
mechanically driven pump. is entirely eliminated, The car can be stopped in
gear without stalling the engine and, since slarting
and stopping require only the operation of brake and
accelerator, drivinq in traffic is effortless. The action
Constant voltage fan ventilated type, driven by a of the Fluid Transniission svstem is absolutelv smooth
V-belt which also drives the water pump and radiator and silent, as oil is the onlv medium use'd. there
fan. being no metallic contact. The driving member is a
ribbed flywheel which is used to fling oil against the
vanes of another wheel connected to the drivinq shaft
when the engine rotates. When the accelerJtor rs
By a Lucas l2-volt coil set with automatic advance depressed the engine speeds up, increasing the
and 14 mm. sparking plugls. There is on the facia centrifugal force of the oi1 very rapidly. As soon as
panel an over-riding manual control for adjusting a gear is engaged the car moves smoothly forward
the ignition setting when tourinq abroad or when and with excellent acceleration.
varying grades of fuel are used.
Cirling mechanical brakes are fitted with I I in. drums
The rear tank holds 14 gallons, and a il gallon to all wheels. Oil-less bearings render unnecessary
reserve is controlled by a convenient knob on the the frequent maintenanceof compensatingmechanism,
instrument panel. A large filler cap is provided and adjustment of brake lining wear is effected in
for quick and easy refuelling. Petrol is fed to the the simplest possible manner.
carburettor by an h.C. mech-anicalfuel pump, fitted The hand brake is located on the offside below the
with a hand priming lever. facia, thus leaving a clear floor area.
The standard body is a four-door sixlight saloon Coil ignition with I2-volt batterv of 6g amps. at
ol new and attractive style thoroughly in keeprng 20 hrs. fitted under nearsiCe front passensei seat.
with the Daimler tradition'of individullifv and rehne'_ To prevent corrosion and to increase sparklntensity
qg"t. Panelled partly in steel and partly'in aluminium the batlery is earthed to the chassis oi the positiv6
ailoy, and py thg use _ot steel body members and side. Lucas herdlamps are fitted in coniunction with
-ptllars lt has been possible to increase the
accommodation by. reducing the thickness of the body
sideJarnps on the froht wings. and spotllamp on the
bumper_support member. Rear and stop tiil larnps
sldes wlthout weakening construction. At the froni are enclosed with the rear number plate, Twin roof
the body is secured to an exceptionallv riqid bulkhead lights are operated from conv6nient two - way
of laminated wood faced -with iluniiniunr. The switches on the door piiiars on Saloon. Electrrc
interior. is ta^stefullyuphol,qtered in pleated 1eather twin-toned horns and self-cancelling recessed traffic-
wlrn nli.ets 01 pollshed walnut, and a facia panel of ators ar-e operated from the centre of the steering
attractively finished hardwood. A useful qlbve box wheel. Duhl screen wipers at foot of windscreen
is provided with a Yale lock, Width of 'rear seat ensule a wide and clean sweep of screen.
at waist height is 53] ins., and front seat 52 ins., and
a recess is provided in the back of each front seat
to afford extra foot comfort for rear passengers.
A capacior-r-s luggage.locker is providedLt the iear,
oI wnlch the drop lid forms an additional roomy All instruments are grouped for simplicitv and
platform. A wide windscreen with thin bodv pillari accessibility. Large dial instruments are posiiioned
grves e fine area of visibility, and the novei irse of where they may be easily read, and the fircia panel
curved glass in the doors and back window increases carrles a manual overriding ignition control, mixture
lnterlor room. The wings are of tasteful qothic control, and an easily visible knob to provide a
design-, there are no runiing' boards, and th"e use il .gallon petrol reserve. Twin windscre-en wipers
of underslung rear drive eiables the floor to be and self-cancelllng traffic indicators are also proviiied,
carried to full rvidth. The deep and comfortable and the sliding roof, windscreen, roof liqhts and
front seats are separate and qui'ckly adjustable for rear bljnd are all controlled from the drivlnq seat.
leg reacn, and the rear seat has elbow rests and a
folding central arm rest.
(See separate specifications for drop head coupes).
Special CJayton heetrng equipment incorporating a
twin de-misting control can b-e fitted as an extra if
Pressed steel detachable wheels fitted with 6,OOx 16 required. A Iarge scuttle ventilator is standard.
Dunlop 1yres. The spare wheei is carried in an
enctosed and separate compartment underneath
tne luggage locker and is readily accessible even
when the car is fully laden with lLiggage.
Three-quarter floatinq shafts with underslunq silent
wor-m drive, contained in a tubular steel axle castng
with aluminium centre.
A perm_ an en t"DW.S . " J ac k ing Sy s t em is built
rnto the frame and enables the whole iar to be raised
quickly and with the minimum effort. The mechanism
ls convenlently accessible and is operated by a
simple attachment of an operatinq handle. Tools are stored in the spare wheel compartment
underneath the luggage boot, and are ai;cessible
even. when the luggage boot is open. Careful
attention has been given [o servicing and maintenance
requrrements, one feature being the fittinq of auto-
Marles'worm and double roller steerinq gear ensures matic chassis lubrication of the Luvax typeloperated
positive and light control at all speeds,'and exeen- through a thermal tank on the bulkh-ead. - Aqain.
iional manceuv6rability witf a rocf oi 4]' ri--- D;i;5g the radiator and front wing assembly is designeh so
comlort rs rnstantly obtained by an adiustable tengih that the entire assembty can be lifted clear after
steerlng column combined with an IBin. steerrng removing a few nuts and bolts and disconnectinq the
wheel. water pipes, thus facilitating engine overhaul.
.:F Daimler fluid transmission is licensed under Vulcan, Sinclair
'! and Daimler patents and is srandard on all Daimler cars.
COACHWORK AND UPHOLSTERY
BLACK W ITH B LA CK WI T H B L A CK WI T H
BROWNLEATHER RED LEATHER GREENLEATHER
BLUE W ITH MARO O N WI T H G RE Y WT T H
BLUE LE A THE R RE D L E A T HE R RE D L E A T HE R
GRE Y W ITH G RE E N WI T H
BLUE LEATHER GREENLEATHER
Drop Head Coupes with coachwork olher than.biack can be supplied with bodywork basic
colour rn ouo-tone.
TERMS OF SALE
DaimlerCars are offered subject to the conditions of sale as set out in the
Company's Purchase Agreement Forms. The right is reserved to alter
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