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1956 Daimler Conquest Century MkII

1956 Daimler Conquest Century MkII in The Dish, Movie, 2000 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1956 Daimler Conquest Century MkII

Position 01:17:31 [*] Background vehicle

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DAF555 SE

2005-10-16 01:29

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Daimler Conquest

sixcyl FR

2005-10-16 11:34

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or a Majestic?...but you're may be right as the Majestic seems to have rear wings much more flat than the vehicle seen here

tipi9 FR

2007-08-03 11:53

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It is not a Conquest or a Majestic but a Regency

DynaMike NL

2007-08-03 13:14

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Because of the rounded rear wings: 1951/1952 Mk.I ?

tipi9 FR

2007-08-03 18:37

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Because of the rear window too. It doesn't look like the Majestic's or the Conquest. But Regency is very rare

Leeshore US

2007-09-25 08:55

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How do you all pronounce the name? In English, it seems to me it'd be DAME-ler; but guess I'm wrong and it's DIME-ler. (German origin?)
Revealing ignorance, I guess. How does it sound in other languages? (We hear "DIME-ler/Chrysler" since the merger, & subsequent break-up.)

greybear EN

2007-09-25 12:05

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It's not ignorance at all, Leeshore. As is so often the case in the British English/American English debate, the American version is the more correct. 'Dimeler' echoes the German pronunciation, 'dameler is how the Brits say it. It's a bit like derby versus darby and clerk versus clark. And as for 'You say tom-ay-tow and I say...', well don't let's go there any more! :D

carchasesfanatic ES

2007-09-25 12:19

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In spanish we read as its writen, i dont know if you are understanding me, so DAIM-ler is what we say :p

Sunbar UK

2007-12-14 20:40

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tipi9 and DynaMike agree about the rear window not Conquest but Regency (Mk.I probably).

This is Mk.II - different bumpers, double-section.

[Image: daimlerregencyiivb1.5650.jpg]

rootesfan AU

2008-08-13 08:18

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The number plate "C*1" denotes the Australian Prime Minister's car.

maudslay AU

2013-01-20 02:32

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I'm not sure why folks think this could be Regency Mk 1. The giveaway is the hubcap style which would not fit a Regency Mk 1 owing to that car's extended stub axle which required a deeper hubcap. The Regency style hubcap was also partly painted in the body colour. Also the petrol cap position indicates a Conquest. The Regency's was much higher on the rear mudguard. The lack of a chrome strip on the rear window indicates a 75 bhp Conquest. If you need more evidence, the overriders on the rear bumper also indicate a Conquest.

-- Last edit: 2013-01-20 02:33:38

dsl SX

2013-01-20 02:56

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@maudslay - interested to read your comments - I'm far too young etc to have known these cars in period, so enjoy seeing an expert at work. Why did Daimler not just standardise their axles - seems a frivolous idiosyncracy not to make things easier for production simplification? Can you suggest a date for this one? Also, any comments on our Conquests welcome in view of what you've said about Regencys and One-O-Fours - /vehicles.php?make=Daimler&model=Conquest&modelMatch=1&modelInclModel=on .

daimlere20 WL

2014-03-17 09:13

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Maudslay on the money again, it is Conquest. From the poor picture, it looks to have the wrong rear overriders fitted, and could possibly be a Mk2 version.

As an aside: Only one Mk1 Regency saloon is believed extant, and is currently in Ireland.

daimlere20 WL

2015-08-09 03:07

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Having looked again at this, the CHASSIS is definitely Conquest Century, even though the trim level suggests Conquest.

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