This example is well known to the Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club and although not a recent restoration, the car has had a thorough and comprehensive restoration some years ago and is well documented in a detailed history file which comes with the car.
The car is in excellent all-round condition, bodywork is very good with a deep Black lustre which shines beautifully. Mechanically the car is ‘on the button’ with a healthy 1287cc, 4-cylinder engine and pulls strongly. The interior is in good condition, with excellent headlining and woodwork which is highly polished. All the dashboard dials work correctly and the chrome work is superb with no pitting, rust or staining.
JEL516 is the car’s original registration number and still retains all its original features, including the precise and smooth Wilson pre-select gearbox and semaphore trafficators.
The car was registered new in April 1949 and has a wonderful history file which contains the current V5,including the original 1949 buff log book which show the total ownership history, numerous expired MOT certificates dating back many years and showing the low annual increase in mileage, previous road tax discs, many invoices for work completed totalling an incredible 21K!. There are also many photos of the costly restoration that was carried out over a 10-year period.
The car is MOT exempt and the recorded mileage is 77500 but this may increase with use.
In my opinion the car is in excellent all-round condition, and drives beautifully and always receives admiring looks and ‘thumbs up’ on the road or on the rally field. With an extensive history file showing that it has been well restored and well looked after both during my care and with previous owners.
Considering the cost of the restoration, this car is being offered at an attractive and realistic price of £6,250.00 ovno.
CAR NOW SOLD!!
Lots of original features, also considerable amounts spent in recent years. Goes well, stops well.Pre-selector gearbox. Recent new springs etc. Tyres all good. Wheels powder coated. Sun roof OK. New.....