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by JohnRidley
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Identification help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Identification help needed

Have you checked for the chassis number on the chassis itself - should be close to the steering box? ~ John R
by JohnRidley
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Daimler SP250/251, 2.5 V8 & V8-250 Saloon Forum
Topic: Wilf Stevens
Replies: 24
Views: 2284

Re: Wilf Stevens

Briar & I attended the funeral service and found it both the most moving and surprisingly uplifting such event that we have ever been to. JohnR
by JohnRidley
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: 1953 Empress Two-Door Hooper Saloon
Replies: 19
Views: 1471

Re: 1953 Empress Two-Door Hooper Saloon

Many thanks for all your support and kind remarks: they are much appreciated.

The car is now at Brightwells. JohnR
by JohnRidley
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: 1953 Empress Two-Door Hooper Saloon
Replies: 19
Views: 1471

Re: 1953 Empress Two-Door Hooper Saloon

It is with sadness that the Empress is being put up for auction. The car was acquired many years ago from John Wentworth of Stanford in the Vale. John had a superb collection of our cars, but this was in a poor condition and he let me have it for a song on the understanding of a total restoration. B...
by JohnRidley
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: DB18 Hooper Empress (LGY 957)
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: DB18 Hooper Empress (LGY 957)

Yes, very expensive: I know from experience on restoring the 3L version ~ JohnR
by JohnRidley
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Lanchester for sale
Topic: ABBOTT LD10 BACK FOR SALE
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: ABBOTT LD10 BACK FOR SALE

I must say the old girl looks really great - and so it should at this price! I used this car for some years as everyday transport and really only had to stop doing so because of the cable breaks: when you have I.F.S., you really need hydraulics. The reg. number is MPJ 371. Briar insisted that the le...
by JohnRidley
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Photo & Video Album
Topic: The joy of the open road...
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: The joy of the open road...

I was in a shower too - outside. But it was warm rain and so I knew it was Summer - John
by JohnRidley
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Docker's Daimlers
Replies: 28
Views: 1464

Re: Docker's Daimlers

And in case you were wondering what happened to the Conquest/Century DJ258/9, that model was going to be the Century with a Hobbs Box. I know because I met the Hobbs, father and son, but I don't remember them saying one was ever completed. JohnR
by JohnRidley
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Docker's Daimlers
Replies: 28
Views: 1464

Re: Docker's Daimlers

Richard's books arrived today - great service. It's a good introduction to "our" cars of the period. I still find the Empress line the height of elegance, particularly in 2-door 3L guise, but then I may be a touch biased. JohnR
by JohnRidley
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Daimler Forum (not SP250/251, 2.5 V8 or V8-250)
Topic: Docker's Daimlers
Replies: 28
Views: 1464

Re: Docker's Daimlers

Ah, I remember the meal well - she had quite a presence! JohnR