Daimler Information

Production History

The production years have been split into pre and post 1950 models mainly because that was about the time that post-war production started to produce predominantly new models, rather than re-worked pre-war models. This breakdown also tends to fit with the predominance of models in NZ being post 1950. Unfortunately we see very few of the pre-WWII standard or coach built saloons. There are a few in NZ, of both the Daimler and Lanchester marques, but due to their age, are more generally associated with the Vintage & Veteran Car Club.

We are constantly adding content about all models of Daimler vehicles, but any attempt to present all the Daimler history and models produced on this website would be a mamoth effort. The aim here is to fuel your interest to do further research.

Recommended Books

For a far better coverage, the following books are recommended:

The Daimler Tradition

By: Brian E. Smith
Published by: Transport Bookman Publications
First Published: 1972
Second Edition: 1980
ISBN: 085184 014 0

Daimler Century

By: Lord Montagu & David Burgess-Wise
Published by: Patrick Stephens Limited
First Published: 1995
ISBN: 85260 494 8