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Daimler DB18 Sports Special


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.


2522ccS6 OHV

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


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

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