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Strange Case of Door Handles

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Strange Case of Door Handles

Post by mickeytwonames » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:50 pm

On my Consort the lock on the front door is on the passenger side - was this a standard feature or do I have some variant?
Most grateful for any advice.
Michael

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Re: Strange Case of Door Handles

Post by John-B » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:14 pm

We had this come up on the old forum, it's something to do with having a chauffeur. Ask your chauffeur :D
Someone will correct me, but it's because a chauffeur lets passengers in or out at the near side and then locks the door.
I also remember something about the driver having to move across the front seat to get out. It seems crazy and perhaps my memory is wrong.

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Re: Strange Case of Door Handles

Post by Stan Thomas » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:40 pm

Nothing wrong with your memory John-B, that's how they were - one lock on the front passenger door - you get in then slide across!

You can of course fit a locking handle on the drivers' door if you wish, and I believe on the Conquest range the door handles are the same as Morris Oxfords of that period, which widens your search if you go trolling the 'net.

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Re: Strange Case of Door Handles

Post by mickeytwonames » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:10 am

Thanks - I must then buy a hat

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Re: Strange Case of Door Handles

Post by Marcel Renshaw » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:36 am

The door handles on the DB18 saloons / Consorts were also used on some Lagondas they are different to the Conquest range. Good secondhand locking handles are getting hard to find..

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