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Daimler Cars
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Lanchester Motor Company Limited
Started in 1891 as an Engine company founded by the three Lanchester brothers and other financial backers. Experiments with Motor Cars commenced in 1895 with a clear determination to design a 'Motor Car' rather than a Horseless Carriage. Production began in 1900, using a twin cylinder horizontally opposed air-cooled engine design, a radical innovation at this time. The vehicle had an early form of disc brakes. Lanchester built its own bodies, but by 1904 was bankrupt and had to be rescued by the Receiver and renamed as ' Lanchester Motor Company Ltd'. In 1904 4-cylinder water-cooled engines were given to Lanchester cars with overhead valves, and 6-cylinder engines came in 1906. In postwar years a 6.2-litre 'Forty' was the sole Lanchester product, at least until the 3.1-litre Lanchester Twenty One in 1924, and there were upgrades to these, with the 'Thirty' replacing the 'Forty'. But the Great depression killed demand of cars sometimes costing more than a Rolls-Royce. After the 1930 Olympia Motor Show the bank called time on Lanchester and it was picked up by BSA who already shared the Sparkbrook production site. BSA already owned Daimler, and attempted to make Lanchester a cheaper brand with sharing of components and development. Lanchester thus becamed a re-branded Daimler until 1953 when the badge was dropped completely.
aa_Lanchester 15-18 1933 badge
Lanchester 15/18 1933 Mulliners saloon - badge on grille
aa_Lanchester Fourteen badge
Lanchester LJ200 Leda
aa_Lanchester LA10 1933 March Special badge
Lanchester LA10 1933 March Special - badge on grille
Lanchester Eighteen (E18) and 15/18
Lanchester Ten and Eleven
Lanchester Fourteen LA14
Lanchester Fourteen, Leda
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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