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Old 09-24-2014, 07:22 AM   #11
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1960 Daimler Dart
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:29 AM   #12
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1960 Daimler Dart
Ding! Ding! Ding!

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!

You nailed it Revroy, it's a Daimler Dart built from 1959-1964, also known as the Daimler SP-250 after Daimler got its hand slapped by Chrysler for using the name "Dart".



I'll be sending you a PM shortly, and congratulations on winning round #1!

Round #2 starts on Friday with another Mystery Car built between 1970 and 1990.
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seems your hints were way off per The Daimler Company Limited, until 1910 The Daimler Motor Company Limited, was an independent British motor vehicle manufacturer founded in London by H. J. Lawson in 1896, which set up its manufacturing base in Coventry. The company bought the right to the use of the Daimler name simultaneously from Gottlieb Daimler and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft of Cannstatt, Germany. After early financial difficulty and a reorganization of the company in 1904, the Daimler Motor Company was purchased by Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) in 1910, which also made cars under its own name before World War II. In 1933, BSA bought the Lanchester Motor Company and made it a subsidiary of Daimler.

The company was awarded a Royal Warrant to provide cars to the British Monarch in 1902; it lost this privilege in the 1950s after being supplanted by Rolls-Royce. The company occasionally used alternative technology; the Knight engine which it partially developed in the early twentieth century and used from 1909 to 1935, worm gear final drive used from 1909 until after World War II, and the Wilson preselector gearbox used from 1930 to the mid-1950s.

In the 1950s, Daimler tried to widen its appeal with a line of smaller cars at one end and opulent show cars at the other, stopped making Lanchesters, had a highly publicised removal of their chairman from the board, and developed and sold a sports car and a high-performance luxury saloon and limousine.

In 1960, BSA sold Daimler to Jaguar Cars, which continued Daimler's line and added a Daimler variant of its Mark II sports saloon. Jaguar was then merged into the British Motor Corporation in 1966 and British Leyland in 1968. Under these companies, Daimler became an upscale trim level for Jaguar cars except for the 1968-1992 Daimler DS420 limousine, which had no Jaguar equivalent despite being fully Jaguar-based. Jaguar was split off from British Leyland in 1984 and bought by the Ford Motor Company in 1989. Ford stopped using the Daimler name on Jaguars (or any other cars) in 2007 and sold Jaguar to Tata Motors in 2008. Tata bought the Daimler and Lanchester brands with Jaguar, but has not used them thus far; as of 2014, the brand appears to be dormant.
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A very erudite and informational argument Oldblue, and I'm sure many of our members were not aware of Daimler's long and tenuous history. They mave have seen one at one time, especially in the 80's, and wondered about that "Jag with the funny grille".

But let's examine the hints....

1. It was produced between the years of 1946 and 1970.(Meaning that the now identified Mystery Car from Round #1 was produced in a time period bracketed by the years 1946 and 1970. Which encompasses the Daimler Dart's production years of 1959-1964.)

2. It was offered for sale in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.(The Daimler Dart later known as the SP-250 after the company ran afoul of Chrysler's lawyers, was offered for sale in the regions mentioned.)

And while the Dart was produced under Daimler's ownership by both BSA and Jaguar, it was branded and marketed only as a Diamler.

Jaguar did contribute to the viability of the Dart after their acquisition of Daimler by correcting chassis and structural issues experienced with early production "Spec A" cars, which had a tendency to break in half. The later "Spec B" and "Spec C" cars were still rather ungainly in appearance, but less likely to fail in such a spectacular manner.
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i knew i should have said daimler instead of jaguar lol
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Still would have to have gotten the model Ghost. :P
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LOL ya kinda forgot about that part...oh well....next time i guess
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Indeed!
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Yay!
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Never seen that car before. Nice contest
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