Daimler DB18 Sports Special (1948-1953)

Daimler DB18 Sports Special (1948-1953)

Quick Facts

Made by:

Daimler

Chassis code:


Production Total:

608

Launched:

1948

Last on sale:

1953

Price (when new):

€2,944

Drive System: FR  

About the '48 DB18 Sports Special

With the DB18 saloons and convertibles representing the sportier side of Daimler, the 1948 Sports Special version of the type was a step closer to the wild side. Twin carburettors helped squeeze 85bhp from the 2522cc six-cylinder engine. Barker were responsible for most of the bodies and its design featured a rear passenger seat facing sideways, thus making the car a three-seater. Hooper weighed in with the heavier ‘Empress’ saloon style, although alloy-on-ash construction for both machines helped keep performance up.

Information from Octane Magazine.

Specifications

Manufacture

Daimler

Dimensions (mm)

Length: 4572mm
Width: 1638mm
Height: 1570mm
Wheelbase: 2896mm
Ground Clearance:

Speed / Acceleration

Top Speed (kmh): 84mph
0-60mph: 23.3s
0-100mph
1/4 mile:
60-0mph:

Other

Emissions (Co2):
Economy (mpg): 22mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity:
Handling Factor
Crash Test Rating:

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Power

BHP: 85bhp
Maximum Power:
Maximum Torque:
Weight: 1650kg
Power/Weight Ratio:

Engine Specs

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