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Overview

Produced: 1939-1950, 3355 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Drophead Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Daimler DB 18 Drophead Coupe 1949 Rear three quarter view

Following the end of W.W.II Daimler Cars resumed production of its pre-war DB18 model. The DB18 had typical pre-war styling with all of the traditional Daimler hallmarks including the famous radiator grille. The DB18 used an overhead valve six cylinder engine coupled with a four speed gearbox and fluid flywheel.

Although most DB18's had standard four door saloon bodies a number of drophead coupes were produced by both Tickford and (Daimler owned) Barker. The saloon had a sliding "Sun Shine Roof" which was a popular feature on cars of this period. Production of the DB18 continued until its replacement, the DB18 Consort, arrived in 1950.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2522ccS6 OHV69.6mm x 110.5mm7

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/R

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
76 mph31 s25.2 s22 mpg70 bhp 4200

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
9' 6"4' 4"15' 0"5' 4" 0 (32)0' 0"

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