Daimler Conquest DHC DJ252 on auction in France

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Daimler Conquest DHC DJ252 on auction in France

Post by Beat Weibel » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:06 pm

Quite expensive:
http://fr.zone-secure.net/40451/799590/#page=23
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Re: Daimler Conquest DHC DJ252 on auction in France

Post by tjt77 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:03 pm

Looks to be a nice car... expensive ? maybe.. but restoration costs on one not as nice, would far exceed the price estimate..and DHC's have to be very rare at this juncture in history..
I've completely forgotten how these cars drive.. I do remember the contemporary 'auntie' Rovers and the Talbot 90s ..both heavy , ponderous and handled like a beached whale when pushed in an undignified manner.. part of the reason I sold my 'time warp' Riley 2.6 was its lack of sporty handling.. oddly the previous model ( pathfinder..which I still have several of ) is a far superior car in handling brakes and overall get up and go.. not quite as good a 'cruiser 'though..the 2443cc hemi 4 banger makes excellent power.. but gets harsh above 3,000 rpms when it really starts to perform...

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Re: Daimler Conquest DHC DJ252 on auction in France

Post by Pendle » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:35 am

Looks like a nice car. I do note a few non-original items: hupcaps, over-riders, oil-bath air cleaner.
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Re: Daimler Conquest DHC DJ252 on auction in France

Post by theoldman » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:17 pm

Oil bath air cleaner standard on export models, Chris.
Normal for Norfolk

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Re: Daimler Conquest DHC DJ252 on auction in France

Post by Pendle » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:04 am

Neil,

Agree - but this is a Right Hand Drive car - likely sold in the UK.
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Re: Daimler Conquest DHC DJ252 on auction in France

Post by DEC Editor » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:53 am

Despite being RHD it might still have been sold new in France. I know of a DE limousine which is RHD but is fitted with a KPH speedo and LHD Marchal lighting (with yellow headlight bulbs). Certainly in some markets RHD was/is seen as somewhat chic (or simply that the owner is Yakuza). Alternatively an overseas customer might have settled for an immediately available RHD car rather than waiting for a LHD to be built (bearing in mind that body production from Carbodies would have been something of a production bottleneck).

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