1955-1959, 561 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
In 1955 Daimler introduced a replacement for the Regency model range, the new car was called the Daimler One-O-Four. This unusually named car introduced a new four door body style which would later influence both the Majestic and Majestic Major models.
The One-O-Four featured a 137bhp six cylinder engine of 3468cc, along with servo assisted hydraulic brakes. From 1956 an optional automatic gearbox became available, other options included a curious "Lady's Model" which came with a number of unusual fitted accessories. Production of the One-O-Four ended in 1959 with the introduction of the new Dainler Major.
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|98 mph||16.7 s||19 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|058||Daimler Lwb (1958)||BCA||1 Dec 1997||£3175.00||£3334.00|
|013||Daimler 104 (1957)||BCA||6 Oct 1997||-||£1076.00|
|041||Daimler 104 Sportsman (1957)||H&H Sales Limited||16 Apr 1997||Not sold|
|430||Daimler Ferret Mark 1/2 (1958)||Sothebys||15 Jul 1996||-||£5750.00|
|442A||Daimler DK400 Limousine (1959)||Sothebys||6 Mar 1995||£4000.00||-|
|345||Daimler Ferret MKII/IV (1959)||Sothebys||16 Oct 1993||Not sold|
|Publication||Classic Cars December 2002|
|Gentlemen's Relish - Of these three examples of unshakably solid Fifties British middle class marques, only Jaguar would survive another decade. Did the best win or should history have worked out differently? Armstrong-Siddeley Sapphire 346, Daimler One-o-Four Sportsman, Jaguar MKIX.|