In a time where rolling around in a supercar is the easiest and fastest way to get some attention, wouldn’t it be awesome if you went the other route and, instead of sitting behind the wheel of an exotic, you’re motoring along the road in a classic beauty?

To be more specific, a classic beauty that was once owned by one of history’s most influential people.

This, dear folks, is a 1939 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe. It’s one of only eight cars ever built and the only one of it’s kind still standing. What’s more, this rare classic is going to be sold at the Historics at Brooklands on December 4th for an estimated £200,000 – £250,000 ($315,000 - $395,000).

Restored and maintained to concours condition, this DB18 comes with a dark green leather trim in the cabin with a wooden dashboard that houses original black Jaeger LeCoultre instruments. The car was once owned by an Iranian prince who spent over €140,000 ($221,000) restoring it to premium condition. And if you’re wondering if the said Iranian prince is the person we were talking about, well, he’s not.

After the Second World War, this Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe was the official vehicle of one Sir Winston Churchill who used it as his official transportation for public appearances.

And you thought we were kidding when we said someone famous once owned this car.


Source: Jameslist

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  (276) posted on 10.21.2011

Seems like many auctions for vintage cars is in-demand, right? Specially those owned by celebrities and well-known people. I remember some classic film with this car and dang! This car really hits the road!

  (399) posted on 03.22.2011

I think we should not say, it’s cute because we were talking about the features and what was our first impression whenever we saw cool things like this. Let’s be mature enough and be more objective on what we were describing.

  (515) posted on 12.1.2010

Finished in stately silver over black coachwork with a contrasting three-position cabriolet hood, the striking exterior is complimented by a luxurious green leather bench seat in the front and sideways seat in the rear, whilst an elegant wooden dashboard houses period black Jaeger instruments

  (1211) posted on 11.30.2010

this is also good as a collection together will all the version of DB’s.

  (745) posted on 11.26.2010

The design is really cute because of its size and weight. It was Fantastically created.

  (808) posted on 11.26.2010

well i guess the had enough on maintaining it so he had no choice to sell it.

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