The Daimler 2½ litre or DB18 - Saloon, Special Sports, Consort and Empress
The Daimler 2 ½ litre or Daimler DB18 is a car produced by Daimler from 1939 to 1953. It is a 2½-litre version of the preceding 2.2-litre New Fifteen introduced in 1937. The model was introduced before the start of the World War II and was advertised to customers from November 1938 as a six-cylinder chassis on which various coach builders offered a range of bodies including drop-head coupes, a stylish Ritz saloon model and the exclusive Dolphin.
Production was suspended during the wartime during which the company was compelled to concentrated on the manufacture of military vehicles. Therefore, most DB18s were produced after 1945.
DB17-1 Alain Lemmens Belgium
Pre-War Saloon and Ritz
DB18-2 Drop Head Coupe, Tony Hedge, UK
Post-War Drop Head Coupe
DB18 Special Sports, Kevin Bennett, UK
DB18 Special Sports
56700-56774; 59010 to 59239
DB18-1 Ritz Dennis Mynard, UK
Pre-War Saloon, Drop Head Coupe and Ritz
DB18 Consort, Daimler Publicity Photograph
DB18-2 Saloon Subbaiah Kuppanda, Bangalore
Post-War Saloon and Ritz
DB18 Empress, Peter Towns, Australia