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1937 Daimler EL 24 Limousine CNY 442

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1937 Daimler EL 24 Limousine CNY 442

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https://www.brightwells.com/lot-details/100012306

Worth a look I would think. Doesn't look a bad old bus.
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'From a private collection and deceased estate. Rare model, believed 1 of 710 built; modified for use as a Hearse through WWII; interesting history; current owner some 44 years; requiring a degree of recommissioning.


*** Please note: The vehicles included in this auction are not available to purchase from Brightwells before the sale.***

Estimate £6,000 - £8,000

This car will be sold at the Brightwells Classic Car Auction in Leominster commencing at 11am on Wednesday 4th March 2020 along with many other classic vehicles, some at no reserve.
For more pictures and a full description, please visit www . brightwells . com and click on ‘Classic Motoring’. Please get in touch if you wish to enter your own vehicle'.

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Re: 1937 Daimler EL 24 Limousine CNY 442

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CNY 442: Daimler bodies limousine registered 7 May 1937, chassis number 43818. Last known in a road worthy condition with Peter Cottle.

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Re: 1937 Daimler EL 24 Limousine CNY 442

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Sold for £3584, someone got a ridiculous bargain. Honestly, is that all these cars are worth?

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For better or worse, yes is probably the answer. I could do with reducing the collection somewhat but instead another few have arrived because there are so many "bargains" going around. Looking back at The Automobile from the 1990s, 20s and 30s cars which aren't perceived as sports models have about £10000 + off them now if they were in the £15000 - £25000 bracket. There's been signs of movement with some open cars in the last week or so but prices look as if they are in free fall at present.

The only problem is, what to do with the rather nice ones which literally no one wants but now take up garaging space and if something major needs fixing, it only adds to a bigger overall loss. A friend of mine has been trying to sell a mid 20s 20hp car for over a year now and he has knocked a lot off it - I would have it myself but my wife doesn't like it, and he was telling me he has had a steady stream of enquiries at the rate of one every three months. Every one has been from someone approaching 90 and it remains unsold. Eventually it will sort itself out but there could be quite a bit of pain before that.

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Re: 1937 Daimler EL 24 Limousine CNY 442

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I often wonder if the next generation are not so interested any more in old cars. My son has told me has no interest in taking on my old DB18. A friend is having problems in selling up his old motorcycle collection these days too. Perhaps with the future demise of petrol predicted it doesn’t help.

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Re: 1937 Daimler EL 24 Limousine CNY 442

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Yes I think you might both be right. It's a sobering thought if it means our hobby is effectively running out of steam. That said, nothing will persuade me to part with my ELS24, so perhaps when the petrol runs out I shall just have to look at it!

Mark

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