1919 Daimler Light Thirty Phaeton

Daimler cars have always been built to a high standard and this example is no exception. 

A striking and powerful machine, most unusually it has a six cylinder, sleeve valve, 5 litre engine, designed by Charles Yale Knight.  Despite its enormous power, it is extremely smooth and quiet and was well able to compete with the Silver Ghost engine.

This phaeton was damaged by fire and subsequently rebodied as a saloon in 1921.  In 1932 the car was abandoned and not rescued until 1964.  The next twenty-five years saw a slow but meticulous restoration back to its former glory.