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DAIMLER LIGHT STRAIGHT 8

Saloon, sports saloon, 4-door cabriolet, various specials.

Daimler's answer to the Derby Bentley, with a rather  similar performance on 100bhp; maybe not quite as fast but pre-selector appeals to the lazier owner. Looks attractive; especially Vanden Plas's later saloons. Against: the five-bearing engine has a fixed head.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
3421cc (S8 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1936 to 1938  
Number produced:
180 approx