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1929 Daimler 35/120 Limousine Hooper

1929 Daimler 35/120 in Scotland's Home Movies, TV Series, 2015 Ep. 1.01

Class: Cars, Limousine — Model origin: UK

1929 Daimler 35/120 Limousine Hooper

Position 00:14:31 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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dsl SX

2016-03-08 01:51

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[Image: 14-31daimler.jpg] [Image: 14-31daimlera.jpg]

[Image: 14-31daimlerb.jpg] [Image: 14-31daimlerd.jpg]

[Image: 14-31daimlere.jpg]

Very wealthy owners of a Perthshire estate being ceremonially hauled in to start life in their newly rebuilt mansion. GS 1000 was 1930 Perthshire issue (although the impression from the narrative is the footage could be 1920s, so maybe issued earlier out of sequence??)

nzcarnerd NZ

2016-03-08 04:27

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Maybe it is a 25/85 like this one - /vehicle_825232-Daimler-25-85-1929.html - or is it the bigger 35/120? - /vehicle_163923-Daimler-35-120-1927.html

dsl SX

2016-03-08 04:39

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I don't want to pretend I know what I'm talking about with old big Daimlers, but flicking through some small photos in a book - jfs knows it as well - this permutation of front-hinged/rear-hinged doors seems very unusual - it's not shown in any of those pictures, even of the 35/120. But your linked 35/120 has them.

nzcarnerd NZ

2016-03-08 08:05

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I guess the configuration of the doors depends on who built the bodies. I am not very familiar with Daimler history but I guess you could anybody to build a body for you.

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-03-08 09:46

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GS 795 was issued on 01/01/1929, GS 1589 on 01/01/1930.

This car could well be a 1929 model, from the appearance of both the coachwork and the radiator. The presence of a chassis allowed designers to produce saloons and salamancas with the door configuration shown, since the required stiffness came from the chassis rather than the "box girder" of the bodywork. Thumbnail 7 suggests that this may be a pillarless saloon, you can see the openness of the gap made when both doors are swung out, but there is a fuzzy image of what might be a narrow central pillar. This body style is not as unusual as suggested by dsl, I have found examples by H J Mulliner, Freestone and Webb, Thrupp and Maberly and Salmons. Daimler were still supplying chassis to coachbuilders at this time.

If asked to take a punt at the coachbuilder, notwithstanding the above, the four piece windscreen and flat topped wings suggest Hooper, long associated with Daimler.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/12169/lot/409/
Link to "www.motorbase.com"

-- Last edit: 2016-03-08 10:54:48

dsl SX

2016-03-08 13:20

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^ There is a very slender central pillar onscreen - I ran it through a couple of times to check because I was surprised by the apparent totally pillarless opening - which becomes part of the central division.

[Image: 14-31daimlerf.jpg] [Image: 14-31daimlerg.jpg]

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-03-08 14:46

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If you are interested to look at pillarless saloons pushing the limit when it comes to torsional solidity, or maybe not, early thirties Fiat Balillas, and later thirties Lancias, Ardea and Aprilia, are worth investigating. Although I absolutely love the Aprilia design, a well rusted example must have been almost as floppy as a Hillman Hunter!

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