The Daimler DE was a series of chassis made by the Daimler Company from 1946 to 1953. DE chassis were the basis for Daimler's largest and most expensive cars at the time. There were two versions: the short-wheelbase DE 27 with the Daimler Twenty-seven six cylinder engine, and the long-wheelbase DE 36, the last Daimler Straight-Eight, with the Thirty-six straight-eight engine. Daimler DEs, especially the DE 36 Straight-Eight, was sold to royalty and heads of state around the world, including British royalty under the royal warrant that Daimler had held since 1900.
The DE chassis was also the basis for the DC ambulance chassis on which coachbuilders Barker and Hooper built five hundred units of the Daimler DC 27 Ambulance. A variant of the DC chassis became the DH chassis, on which fifty DH 27 limousines were built for Daimler Hire.
The Daimler DE27 offered here is described by the vendor as a beautiful and elegant vehicle that is an absolute pleasure to drive. The car features the Wilson pre-select gearbox, and has also been fitted with a new stainless steel exhaust. These cars have a larger than most passenger compartment, and various seat combinations are possible. The vendor states that there is some paint crazing in some areas, so ideally it needs some minor work to make a stunning vehicle. The vehicle is at present part of a wedding hire fleet, but retirement means that the car needs a new home.
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