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Daimler DB18 Sports Special

Overview

Produced: 1948-1953, 608 produced.
Types: Drophead Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Daimler Db 18 Special Sports Barker Svr Max  (1951)

Daimler introduced a sporting version of its DB18 in 1948, the DB18 Sports Special. Despite its enthusiastic name and twin carburettors the DB18 Sports Special proved to be a heavy coachbuilt car, more of a Grand Tourer or gentlemans carriage than a sports car.

Most of these impressive cars featured a drophead coupe body built by Barker. An unusual feature to these Barker Special Sports was the sideways facing rear passenger seat which meant the car was officially a three seater. In addition to the drophead coupe body an alternative "Empress" saloon design, by Hooper, was also available. Production of the DB18 Special Sports continued until 1953.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2522ccS6 OHV

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/R

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
84 mph23.3 s23.7 s0 mpg85 bhp 4200

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