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by marchesmark
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Hooper Daimlers & Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers including Appleyard Barker & Docker cars
Topic: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers
Replies: 37
Views: 1289

Re: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers

I am sure it's all about looks. The Lancia is to die for, Jag very British, very desirable. But the Daimler looks like it was designed by a committee rather than one man. Too many stylistic bells and whistles, as if they couldn't let go of the 50s. As for the Blizzard, and it's modern counterpart, n...
by marchesmark
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Hooper Daimlers & Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers including Appleyard Barker & Docker cars
Topic: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers
Replies: 37
Views: 1289

Re: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers

Dave P dropped me a line to say that SGF 861 does survive as it is the Golden Zebra, despite it also wearing TYL 575. Here's a couple of photos: As to the location, some internet research suggests the Appleyard Service Centre was situated virtually on the intersections of North Street, Roundhay Road...
by marchesmark
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Hooper Daimlers & Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers including Appleyard Barker & Docker cars
Topic: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers
Replies: 37
Views: 1289

Re: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers

Triumph GT6 maybe? Same concept at least, and both good looking cars. I was unfortunate enough to own a '78 rubber bumper MGB GT. It was only 7 years old at the time, and already terminally rusty. It was out of puff at 80mph, and on European autobahns, with BMWs coming past at 120 mph, that was posi...
by marchesmark
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Hooper Daimlers & Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers including Appleyard Barker & Docker cars
Topic: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers
Replies: 37
Views: 1289

Re: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers

Personally I think the greatest diversity in car design and coachbuilding was pre-war. I've just been re-reading Lawrence Dalton's 'Those Elegant Roll-Royce' which has photos of around 300 pre-war Rolls-Royce cars, from different coachbuilders such as Hooper, Barker, Windovers etc. There are fixed h...
by marchesmark
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Hooper Daimlers & Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers including Appleyard Barker & Docker cars
Topic: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers
Replies: 37
Views: 1289

Re: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers

I always thought it was an extra turn of the screw where coachbuilders were concerned for RR not only to start offering factory 'Standard Steel' cars, but to get John Blatchley to style them. Very little coachbuilt stuff on the Cloud/S chassis looks as good as a factory body, in my view. Although th...
by marchesmark
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: Possible scam sale
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Possible scam sale

Well, I can tell you it's definitely a scam, because she's already given me the money!!

(Cheque should be with me tomorrow, apparently...).

Mark
by marchesmark
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Hooper Daimlers & Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers including Appleyard Barker & Docker cars
Topic: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers
Replies: 37
Views: 1289

Re: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers

Thank you Barrie, some great shots in that collection. Shows how coachbuilders could get it spectacularly right, and wrong. Some of the coupes are a bit dumpy, but I am a confirmed limousine fan. Got to love a Docker Daimler though, Stardust is my favourite.
by marchesmark
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Hooper Daimlers & Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers including Appleyard Barker & Docker cars
Topic: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers
Replies: 37
Views: 1289

Re: Pre-Jaguar post-war Daimlers

Barrie, I'm certainly a fan, both of the cars and the thread. I must also echo what was said previously - there is a book in here,and there is always room for another book in my view! I have a plan to do something on the EL24 when time allows (ie when I retire again) but that won't be for 3 or 4 yea...
by marchesmark
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Daimler for sale
Topic: Conquest Century
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Conquest Century

Advertised again. Nice colour, looks to be in good condition, price is incredibly low, yet no sale?? What is going on?
by marchesmark
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Lanchester for sale
Topic: LD10 needs a caring owner
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: LD10 needs a caring owner

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LANCHESTER-LD10-RELISTED-DUE-TO-TIMEWASTER/202813338717?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Back again, the usual wasters. Ebay is full of these clowns. This is a lovely car, if I had spaced I'd buy it. If the owner reads this, you have my sympathy, ...