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DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Peter Grant
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DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Post by Peter Grant » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:09 am

Hi Everyone,

One of my colleagues here has sent me the link below to a very fine looking DB18 saloon coming up for auction at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction Sale.

Given the current exchange rate :roll: :roll: :roll: this could be a wonderful buy for one of you.

https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/20 ... Y1I198A6Z/

Peter Grant

Chris_R
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Re: DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Post by Chris_R » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:22 am

Picture added for the record.
1949-daimler-db18-saloon.jpg

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Re: DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Post by grahamemmett » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:00 pm

Looks splendid. If only......
Graham Emmett
Northwich, Cheshire
Joint DB18 Registrar (with Marcel Renshaw)
DB18 1949 LCV522 (Yes that one with the P100s)
https://www.db18.org

Peter Grant
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Re: DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Post by Peter Grant » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:19 pm

It does look good doesn't it?

Once the auction site is more fully complete there should be lots more photographs of the car.

On the topic of the falling Australian Dollar, is there much interest in buying classic vehicles from here and importing into the UK or Europe? I know that we benefit from a drier climate and so hopefully less rust but the sun is so much fiercer and harsher on finishes. I used to think that the perfect match would be to buy a car here and then match it up with the interior of an identical car from England.

Just musing.

Peter Grant

John Hitchins
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Re: DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Post by John Hitchins » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:16 pm

Peter, that's a beauty, can you keep us informed with pictures etc and sale etc. Would be great to see engine bay.

Peter Grant
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Re: DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Post by Peter Grant » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:02 am

Hi Everyone,

There are now many photos of the DB 18 on the auction site:

https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/20 ... Y1I198A6Z/

The story as I understand it is that the car was put away in the family garage in 1968 and the owner's son has recommissioned it, had some cosmetic improvements, paint etc and now presents it for sale.
There is some rust apparently to lower body panels.

Hopefully it will go to a new caring owner.
Peter G

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Re: DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Post by Salmons » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:22 am

Not keen on the two tone Black over White.
Cannot open up any more photos have clicked on the camera 20 Image but nothing happens.

Dennis

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Re: DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Post by Ursa major » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:07 pm

I got to them by clicking on (any) one of the photos. This opened that photo with small white arrowheads on either side, which cycled through the other photos when selected.

Hope this helps,

Simon

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Re: DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Post by John Hitchins » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:14 pm

Thanks Simon, that worked well, interesting air filter, never seen that type before, shame no spark plug cover to finish off the engine

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Re: DB18 Saloon in Melbourne Australia

Post by grahamemmett » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:26 pm

Curiously no heater, so I guess cars exported to sunny Australia didn’t need them.
And the horn button is different to my car - I have the oblong button push. The car I’m dismantling has this central button too so I’m wondering when it changed.
Graham Emmett
Northwich, Cheshire
Joint DB18 Registrar (with Marcel Renshaw)
DB18 1949 LCV522 (Yes that one with the P100s)
https://www.db18.org

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