It was in 1951, and in Britain, that the zebra crossing first found its way into the traffic regulations.
Also in 1951, in Britain, this remarkable luxury sedan was assembled. Some 65 years later, while every child knows zebra crossings, few people would recognise the Daimler DB 18 Consort. At its time, the massive luxury car – rocking the scales at over 1.6 tons – was really quite popular among wealthy customers around the world. The Maharaja of India is said to have ordered over 100 copies of this particular model. This DB 18 is a right-hand drive car which has reportedly only gone through two ownerships from new. The current owner held it since 2003. At some point in the past, the Daimler has been partially restored and displays a degree of patina in keeping with the age of the car. The chrome parts are good for their 65 years of age. On the inside, there’s 1950s luxury galore, with quilted red leather upholstery, thick red carpeting and finely grained wood on dashboard and door side panels, all in great shape. The odometer displays an unwarranted mileage of 75,100 mls. Both the straight six-cylinder engine as well as the special Wilson pre-selector 4-speed gearbox work well according to the consignor. The Daimler comes with German registration documents and historic plates.
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy early post-war splendour from Coventry at its very best.