Peter Grant's DB18 Special Sports

MARQUE
MODEL
YEAR
CHASSIS
ENGINE
REGISTRATION
OWNER
CONTACT
Daimler
DB 18 Special Sports
1951
12406

RNG 565
Peter Grant
peter(at)schwartz.com.au

 

The coachbuilt Barker Body was grafted onto the standard DB 18 Chassis but fitted with an excellent overdrive gearbox making this car a very relaxing long distance cruiser. While no great shakes in its performance the classiness of the car is best appreciated when you consider it as a package. Mixing gracious styling with a drop head, fabulous comfort and adequate performance this car was described by writers of the period as "gentlemen's motoring with a difference".

This car was originally dark red over cream, resprayed dark blue over cream and finally all over yellow in the 1970s, it is a club icon and much seen at Club events where it is always popularly received.

While a heavy car, and with only a 2.566 litre straight six under the bonnet, it can happily cruise all day at 100 kmh and the suspension is a wonderful compromise of roadholding and comfort.