Daimler finally entered full production of its Regency models in 1954. The line-up of Regency models included a four light Sportsman model and a special four door Empress saloon built by Hooper.
Standard mechanical specification included a choice of either 3468cc or 4617cc overhead valve six cylinder engines, fully hydraulic braking, and overdrive transmission. Production of these impressive looking cars continued in small numbers until 1957, some 400 examples of the Regency II were built.
Further Information submitted:
Fom Auto Car road test 14 January 1954
Maximum speed = 85mph
Standing quarter mile = 21.1 sec
From rest through gears:
0-30mph = 4.7 sec
0-50mph = 12.9 sec
0-60 mph = 19.1 sec
0-70mph = 27.7 sec
Top - 228 lb per ton, equ gradient 1 in 9.8
Third - 335 lb/ton, equiv gradient = 1 in 6.6
Second - 445, 1 in 5.0
BHP = 107 at 4,000 rpm
Torque 180 lb ft at 1,600 rpm
17 mpg overall for 170 miles.