Celebrity-owned 1939 Daimler DB18 Drophead to be auctioned off at Brooklands
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.