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1962 Daimler Majestic Major 4,5 V8 well Running Luxury Saloon For Sale

GENERAL INFO: The Daimler Majestic DF316/7 and DF318/9 luxury saloon was launched by the Daimler Company of Coventry in July 1958[4][5] and was in production until 1962. Edward Turner had been appointed Chief Executive of BSA Automotive in 1957 and promised new products, this car was to carry his new V8 engine still under development. The six-cylinder, four-door saloon, with new three-speed Borg Warner automatic transmission, power steering and vacuum-servo assisted four-wheel disc brakes was mechanically up-to-date for its time, but it had a heavy coachbuilt body of outdated construction on a separate chassis which kept the car's mass well above more modern designs and made it difficult to manoeuvre, despite the modern steering. The styling was already becoming outdated when the car appeared and became increasingly dated as lighter cars with monocoque construction appeared during the Majestic's production run.[6] When announced in July 1958, the Majestic replaced the automatic version of the One-O-Four which continued in production with the pre-selector gearbox.[7] Daimler Majestic DF316 Daimler.JPG Overview Manufacturer The Daimler Company Limited Production 1958–1962 1490 produced Body and chassis Class Luxury Body style Four-door Saloon Related Daimler Majestic Major DQ450— DF316 with bigger V8 engine Daimler Limousine DR450— lengthened DQ450 Powertrain Engine 3.8-litre in-line 6 Transmission Borg-Warner Automatic Dimensions Wheelbase 114 in (2,900 mm) [1] Length 196 in (5,000 mm) [1] Width 70.5 in (1,790 mm) [1] Height 63 in (1,600 mm) [1] Kerb weight 35 long hundredweight (3,900 lb; 1,800 kg)[2] Chronology Predecessor Daimler One-O-Four (1955-58) Successor Daimler Majestic Major (1960-68) Daimler Sovereign (1966-69) DF316 3.8-litre engine Overview Manufacturer The Daimler Company Limited Layout Configuration 6-cylinder in-line Displacement 3,794 cc (231.5 cu in) Cylinder bore 86.4 mm (3.40 in) Piston stroke 107.95 mm (4.250 in) Cylinder block alloy cast iron Cylinder head alloy aluminium alloy bathtub type combustion chamber valves set at 7 deg. to vertical Valvetrain OHV pushrod cam-in-block Compression ratio 7.5:1 Combustion Fuel system twin S.U. HD6 carburettors, alloy manifold with water-heated jackets Fuel type petrol supplied by AC mechanical pump Oil system submerged gear type pump, Tecalemit full-flow oil filter with safety by-pass Cooling system water, pump and fan, thermostatically controlled Output Power output 147 bhp (110 kW; 149 PS) @4,400 rpm[3] Torque output 209 lb⋅ft (283 N⋅m) @ 2,800 rpm The Daimler Majestic DF316/7 and DF318/9 luxury saloon was launched by the Daimler Company of Coventry in July 1958[4][5] and was in production until 1962. Edward Turner had been appointed Chief Executive of BSA Automotive in 1957 and promised new products, this car was to carry his new V8 engine still under development. The six-cylinder, four-door saloon, with new three-speed Borg Warner automatic transmission, power steering and vacuum-servo assisted four-wheel disc brakes was mechanically up-to-date for its time, but it had a heavy coachbuilt body of outdated construction on a separate chassis which kept the car's mass well above more modern designs and made it difficult to manoeuvre, despite the modern steering. The styling was already becoming outdated when the car appeared and became increasingly dated as lighter cars with monocoque construction appeared during the Majestic's production run.[6] When announced in July 1958, the Majestic replaced the automatic version of the One-O-Four which continued in production with the pre-selector gearbox 1960 example An evolution of the preceding One-O-Four, the Majestic, like all new Daimlers following 1937's New Fifteen, was designed around that same massive cruciform-braced box-section chassis equipped with André Girling's design of coil-sprung independent front suspension with a well-located hypoid bevel driven 'live' rear axle using semi-elliptic springs. The Majestic's four-wheel Lockheed-servo-assisted Dunlop disc brakes were regarded as a first for a British production car.[7][8] It was the first saloon car without any claim to a sportscar nature to be equipped with disc brakes. An emergency or handbrake was provided by fitting special pads to the rear brake discs which were operated by cables and rods. The engine, slightly larger than the One-O-Four's, was an inline six of 3.8 litres (3794 cc), based on previous Daimler sixes with pushrod operated overhead valves and retaining the 107.95 millimetres (4.25 in) stroke, but with the bore increased to 86.36 millimetres (3.4 in) from the 82.55 millimetres (3.3 in) of the One-O-Four, giving a power output of over 147 brake horsepower (110 kW) at 4,400 rpm and produced 209 lb⋅ft (283 N⋅m) of torque at 2,800 rpm.[9] The Majestic had a maximum speed of around 162 km/h (101 mph)[10] (see Performance below). To help with the increase in the bore, the cylinder block was considerably enlarged to allow for the fitting of completely new liners: dry liners as present on the One-O-Four were absent on the Majestic. The Borg-Warner transmission required repositioning of the starter motor and consequent modifications to the crankcase and cylinder block castings. The crankshaft has four main bearings, integral balance weights and a torsional vibration damper mounted at the front. The top of the radiator was lowered 2 inches from the One-o-Four's. The styling of the Majestic is similar to, but wider and with smoother lines than the One-O-Four model it replaced. Interior width was increased by approximately 4 inches by extending the sides to the edge of the car. The handsome body is massive with a conventional high waistline —the doors later seemed to be high with narrow windows— and a rounded rear window. There are two standard-sized headlamps at the front extremities with Daimler's usual pair of fog lamps or driving lights just above low-set bumpers. There are plain disc wheels. The usual Daimler luxury fittings included: heating and ventilating equipment, windscreen washer, cigar lighter, lockable glove compartment, two courtesy lights when any door is opened, special reading lights for passengers, spring-balanced lid for the luggage compartment which is illuminated when the car sidelights are in use, etc. Performance The British The Motor magazine tested a Majestic Major with power steering in 1961 and recorded a top speed of 122.3 mph (196.8 km/h) and acceleration from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 9.7 seconds. A "touring" fuel consumption of 16.9 miles per gallon(imperial) was recorded. On the home market, as tested, the car cost £3166 including taxes of £955.[11] Jaguar, which had taken over Daimler in 1960, announced their similarly equipped if less powerful new Jaguar Mark X saloon the following month priced at exactly 75% of this Daimler, £2,393 including taxes of £753.[12] In the spring of 1963 The Times' Motoring Correspondent tested the Daimler and found its top speed to be 123 mph. Acceleration times (with the Jaguar Mark 10 results in brackets) were 0-30 mph, 3.8sec., (4.3), 0-60, 10sec. (12.1), and 0-100, 30.8sec. (31.1).[13] Thi particolary one is in Rome at the moment part of a very big important collection , the collecto passed owey the sons they sell the cars , On english plate , RHD, Runnig condition , 100% Original, very plesent to drive ! BRITISH LUXORY !!! INFO : MORE PICX SIGNOR ALBERTO ... Lots of picx available.


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