[DaimLan] Unknown Daimler


(Alastair Lauener) #1

Listers, this came my way, he is not a list member as yet. Can anyone help
with recognition etc?
please copy replies to MasonTruth@aol.com
Alastair Lauener________________________________________________________________

Dear Sir,
I received your number from the Peterson Museum… My Brother John Blanco
(310-351-4488) recently obtained a Daimler Limousine from a friend. He cannot
tell the year but it seems to be from the middle 30’s - 40’s… It has the
vehicle I.D. of NO.# 51212 , and is type # 36… License number from England
we think # JDU280. It has a plaque of some sort saying something to the
effect of
Made especially for your Majesty the King and Queen Mary… It has many of
the parts off that he has and possbly runs… The Body is in really good
condition. It is the inside that is not togewther but as I said the parts are
all there… He is looking for someone that he can pay to tell him what this
is worth in this condition and if he makes the neccessary repairs… I am told
you are an expert… If you can direct us accordingly it will be most
appreciated…

Sincerely & Respectfully
Manny Blanco
28852 Stevens Avenue
Moreno Valley, CA . 92555
909-247-2015
cell 909- 721-8956
MasonTruth@aol.com

Alastair Lauener
64 S-Type


(Robert Ediin) #2

Hello Manny and Daimlan listers
I do not know an expert appraiser, but I did look up your Daimler in Brian
Smith’s Daimler Days Vol 2. Here is what he says about it.

Hooper coachwork on Daimler chassis
Body No. 9346
DE 36 Daimler
Touring Limousine
Drawing No. 8101
Date 10/46
Customer-Daimler Co. USA
I also attempted to look it up in Brian Smith’s Royal Daimlers, but I
could not find it listed as a “Royal” Daimler. So it is difficult to know
for sure who this car was built for. Perhaps the Jaguar Daimler Heritage
Trust could provide more information.–I would recommend calling the DLOC DE
range Registrar. He is:
John Wentworth
Tel 01367 710284 [UK]. Sincerely, Bob Ediin
l Message-----From: Alastair Lauener alastair@jag-lovers.org
To: daimlan@jag-lovers.org daimlan@jag-lovers.org
Date: Monday, July 26, 1999 8:27 AM
Subject: [DaimLan] Unknown Daimler

Listers, this came my way, he is not a list member as yet. Can anyone help
with recognition etc?
please copy replies to MasonTruth@aol.com
Alastair Lauener


Dear Sir,
I received your number from the Peterson Museum… My Brother John Blanco
(310-351-4488) recently obtained a Daimler Limousine from a friend. He
cannot
tell the year but it seems to be from the middle 30’s - 40’s… It has the
vehicle I.D. of NO.# 51212 , and is type # 36… License number from
England
we think # JDU280. It has a plaque of some sort saying something to the
effect of
Made especially for your Majesty the King and Queen Mary… It has many of
the parts off that he has and possbly runs… The Body is in really good
condition. It is the inside that is not togewther but as I said the parts
are
all there… He is looking for someone that he can pay to tell him what
this
is worth in this condition and if he makes the neccessary repairs… I am
told
you are an expert… If you can direct us accordingly it will be most
appreciated…

Sincerely & Respectfully
Manny Blanco
28852 Stevens Avenue
Moreno Valley, CA . 92555
909-247-2015
cell 909- 721-8956
MasonTruth@aol.com

Alastair Lauener
64 S-Type


(DaimlerUK@aol.com) #3

Hi Manny,
Bob beat me on this one - I agree with his comments. This car was (perhaps
regrettably) NOT a Royal car after all. The “plaque” to which you refer is
almost certainly the Royal Warrant logo. The Royal family have always
permitted those businesses whom they patronise to use the Royal coat of arms
on their products etc. The words are usually to the effect " By appointment
to his majesty King George VI" etc. This warrant was held by both Hooper and
Daimler at the time the car was built. This does not mean that it was built
especially for them. Value wise, I can only suggest what it might be worth in
the UK. As you describe, probably around �3000. Fully restored and in first
class condition, maybe �20000, but they are BIG cars and find it hard to find
homes. Try speaking to Sandy Marcus at SMARCUS@aol.com. He has one! Sandy
lives in NJ.
I would still like some more info and photos for the magazine if you can do
something.

Barry Pladdys


(ben callow) #4

Hi

I know this an old post, I purchased this car in 2007 from the guy that bought it in 2000 and imported it to the uk, I restored the car and put it back on the road in 2009, the car was built in 1946 and exhibited in the 1947 New york motor show with 2 other DE36, hence Daimler USA owning them, this particular car returned to the uk and was registered in 1949 with the number JDU280 it then returned to the USA but i would still love to find out who purchased it in the USA, the car was originally mistletoe green metallic, this was the worlds largest most expensive car from 1947 at the time, Someone rich must have bought it but who, I would very much like to know if the chap on here that posted this post could tell me the friend he acquired it from?, also if any one could help me and tell me if there is a way of finding out previous owners of this car in the US. we have archives in the Uk for this plus the DVLA just wondered if there was in the USA ,

Many thanks Ben