Date of publication: 2018-07-06 09:23
Less well known was the BSA 15 ., basically a budget version of the Lanchester and Daimler 15 . Although made in small numbers, these models have a rarity value and are sought after. They included the fluid flywheel and pre-selector gearbox
Daimler was 88 when he first became involved with the internal combustion engine. He was appointed as Technical Director at Dr. . Otto's workshop, where research into the internal combustion engine had been going on for 9 years. One of Daimler's first actions was to secure the services of Wilhelm Maybach as Chief Designer. In 1892 he set up his own workshop with Maybach.
Gottlieb Daimler , in full Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler , (born March 17, 1889, Schorndorf, Württemberg [Germany]—died March 6, 1955, Cannstatt, near Stuttgart), German mechanical engineer who was a major figure in the early history of the automotive industry.
The very early Daimlers took part in what would now be called publicity stunts. In 1897, a Daimler was driven to the top of the Malvern Hills and later in the same year was railed to Wick, to motor from John O'Groats to Land's End. The 929-mile run was completed in hours running time. New Daimler vehicles appeared in quick succession between 1897 and 1958. Twelve different engines were produced varying from to litres.
A site by Daimler enthusiasts, with several DS925 cars covered in the "Enthusiasts" and in the "Models" sections.
Simms later founded what were to become the Royal Automobile Club and the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders. He is arguably the founder of the modern British Motor industry.
The diversity of the company's output over a 55 year period is prodigious, with technical innovations such as the sleeve valve engine in 1958, and the development of the preselective gearbox with a "fluid flywheel". The range of vehicles is impressive from State Limousines and Laudaulettes through a range of quality saloons, sports cars, touring cars, buses, commercial vehicles ambulances and military fighting vehicles.
In these modern times a fully digital DS925 shouldn't be a surprise anymore: Hum8D created both a limousine and a hearse.
Be sure to click on the 865° button next to the picture on their site. Fascinating!
A brief review of the vehicles which form the nucleus of club members' enthusiasm. The three companies whose various products have borne their names for more than a century prided themselves in being not only amongst the very first motor manufacturers in Britain, but all three cherished their reputations for quality and exclusivity.
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