Concours d’ Elegance of America: 1948 Daimler DE 36 Drophead Coupe by Hooper

This DE 36 DHC is not a product of the German parent of Mercedes Benz. The Daimler name was actually shared by two separate companies for a period of time, one the German company we all know and the other the oldest automotive marque from Britain. This car is the latter, and is one of just 6-7 DE 36s built. Under the hood lies a 5.4L straight 8 with 150hp, and at around 3 tons the DE was most certainly meant for relaxed cruising in style. This DE 36 DHC recently sold for a little over a half-a-million dollars in 2010. It was brilliant to see in person this summer, literally stopping me in my tracks when I saw it. Not many cars can outshine a Bentley S1 or various Rolls Royces that were around it, but this Daimler succeeded. This is automotive art like we no longer have today. Enjoy the pics.

-Nick Walker

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One Comment on “Concours d’ Elegance of America: 1948 Daimler DE 36 Drophead Coupe by Hooper”

  1. Well done, would like to have seen that engine however.
    Nice find on a classic.

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