Mar. 23rd 2012 – Auto of the day – HAND BUILT Auto #8

Barrett-Jackson Lot: 5007.2 – 1928 DAIMLER P.1.50 VEE FRONT ROYAL LIMOUSINE

1928 DAIMLER P.1.50 VEE FRONT ROYAL LIMOUSINE
1928 DAIMLER P.1.50 VEE FRONT ROYAL LIMOUSINE
1928 DAIMLER P.1.50 VEE FRONT ROYAL LIMOUSINE
Lot Number: 5007.2
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Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2012
Status: SOLD
Sale Type: RESERVE
Price: *$1,155,000.00
Year: 1928
Make: DAIMLER
Model: P.1.50
Style: VEE FRONT ROYAL LIMOUSINE
VIN: 30652
Exterior Color: BLACK/MERLOT
Interior Color: MERLOT/TAN
Cylinders: V12
Engine Size: 7.1 LITER
Transmission: 4-SPEED MANUAL
Summary: 7.163 Liter V-12 steel-sleeve valve engine producing 150hp@248rpm, a 163″ wheelbase, 21′ overall length and weighs 8,100 lbs. It is the largest British car ever built. Its ownership history includes the Harrah’s Automobile Collection.
Details: The United Kingdom patent rights to the Gottlieb Daimler’s engine were purchased in 1893 by Fredrick Simm’s, who formed a new company, the “Daimler Motor Syndicate.” Known as Britain’s oldest marquee, Daimler became the official transportation of Royalty in 1898. This Daimler Double Six is a Model P.1.50. It has a 7.163 Liter V-12 steel-sleeve valve engine producing 150hp@ 248 rpm, a 163″ wheelbase, 21′ overall length and weighs 8,100 lbs. It is the largest British Production car ever built. This Model P.1.50 Daimler has a chassis number of 30652 and original engine number of 51786 with original coachwork. It was exported and delivered to New South Wales, Australia. Its ownership history includes the Harrah’s Automobile Collection

SOLD Barrett Jackson 19 – 22/1/2012 for US$1.1 mil.

Value: ???

Comment: Rarity, solidity, sheer otherworldliness, it is a ROYAL LIMOUSINE, but of course it is.

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