Daimler Regency or 104?

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Daimler Regency or 104?

Post by Chris_R » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:04 pm

Is this a Regency II or a 104?
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Re: Daimler Regency or 104?

Post by theoldman » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:43 pm

Well, yes and no and neither, Chris.......................... :D

This is either a Sportsman or a Fourlight, according to whether it was built on a Regency chassis or a One - 0 - Four chassis.

Regency chassis vehicles were DF308s, as opposed to the Regency 306s (these had a more powerful engine than the original Regency II on the DF304 chassis), but the Fourlight shared the same chassis as the One - 0 - Four, DF310

The Sportsman was often referred to as "Regency Sportsman", but the Fourlight never as a "One - 0 Four Fourlight"

Going only by the nave plates, I would say that that one is a DF310 Fourlight. The identical body for both models was made by Mulliner and trimmed in the Daimler factory.

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Re: Daimler Regency or 104?

Post by Db n j » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:33 am

On the assumption this is a recent pic, then I'd say it looks like a car belonging to Gary boughton-smith ?

Was the pic taken at the rally this year. ?

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Re: Daimler Regency or 104?

Post by theoldman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:52 am

Chassis Number 88939 if that helps..........................
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Re: Daimler Regency or 104?

Post by Sydsmith » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:17 am

That rear screen looks very like the Vauxhall Cresta rear windscreen?

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Re: Daimler Regency or 104?

Post by Chris_R » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:12 pm

theoldman wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:52 am
Chassis Number 88939 if that helps..........................
I believe that puts it in the 1st tranche of 104 chassis.

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Re: Daimler Regency or 104?

Post by Keith Ashworth » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:24 am

An easy way to tell the difference is the Regency has large hubcaps a la Special Sports, with a painted centre section, whilst the 104 has a smaller fully chromed hubcap.
The dash on the Regency is also plain with white instruments and the 104 has the 'Ladies Model" jukebox style with black instruments.

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Re: Daimler Regency or 104?

Post by theoldman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:07 pm

Even easier, Keith is the petrol cap - flush locking on the Regency and exposed on the 104.

Inside the easy way to tell is the handbrake - pistol grip on Regency and by driver's seat on 104 "a la" Daimler 15/20

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Re: Daimler Regency or 104?

Post by Keith Ashworth » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:33 am

I forgot to mention, but my comments aren't quite correct.
We had an early 104 in our club that had the petrol flap and big painted hubcaps, but it also had the burl walnut dashboard and white instruments. Can't remember what the handbrake was like.Maybe Daimler used up the left over Regency bits for the first 104's?
My initial comment was very much a generalisation.
I'm always loathed to make a definite statement about Daimlers!
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Re: Daimler Regency or 104?

Post by theoldman » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:07 am

Yes, Keith, many were "parts bin specials" - like the early MkII Conquest century's which still had the MkI dash!!!
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