Historics at Brooklands auction house will be offering a truly historic car at its third sale this December. The car is a Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupé, featuring coachwork by the Carlton Carriage Co, was used by the British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill during 1944 and 1949 election campaigns.
The car had previous owners in the U.S.A, Germany, UK and even an Iranian Prince, but it’s been fully restored by the revered restorer, E. Thiesen of Hamburg, Germany with €140,000.It is now expected to fetch offers in the region of £200,000 to £250,000.
Rolling off the production line in the same year motor racing ceased at Brooklands, the DB18 was capable of a top speed of 76 mph and a 0 – 50 mph acceleration time of a none-too-shabby 17.9 seconds.. Finished in stately silver over black coachwork with a contrasting three-position cabriolet hood, the striking exterior is complimented by a luxurious green leather bench seat in the front and sideways seat in the rear, whilst an elegant wooden dashboard houses period black Jaeger instruments.
The car will be on display at the Brooklands Museum until the sale on Saturday December 4th.