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Daimler DE36 Gold Car?

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I know what this car is, it's the 1951 Daimler DE36 'Gold Car', but I'd like to contact the current owner in relation to a book about Hooper that I'm working on.

 

If anyone could help me do this, it would be much appreciated.

 

I believe the photographs were taken at the Hershey gathering in 2001.

 

(Sorry if this isn't the correct forum for this type of question, but I thought it was the most appropriate one.)

 

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Hi MCW,

 

We have a number of Hoope- bodied Daimlers here in Australia so if you need any information about them in your forthcoming book please let me know.

 

Regards,

 

PJG

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I just ran across your request, some where in my archives I have info. on the owner around 2002. I will try to find it for you. I am the owner of the 1950 Docker Daimler Hooper Earl's Court Auto Show. There was recently a book released "Docker Daimlers,; it forgot to mention mine. Brian Smith's "The Daimler Tradition" didn't forget.

 

I would be willing to help in anyway with your book, as I know more than most about (Dockers, show cars, Hooper, Osmond Rivers, etc.)

 

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I remember a Docker Daimler in Birmingham UK but all the brightwork was gold plated. the body was white. Birmingham people didn't much like Lady Docker.

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On 4/3/2018 at 8:50 AM, Eco said:

 Birmingham people didn't much like Lady Docker.

 

Nor did they in Monaco. :lol:

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The interior of the car was Zebra print for the seats, all the switch gear was gold plated, in fact every thing that would have been plated chrome in the car was gold.

 

The reason Lady Docker was disliked was that we the ordinary people were still using our ration books and Lady Docker was driving around in a gold-plated car.

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