Jeff Perkins / Mn

Has anyone seen/heard/experienced/driven a Lanchester?

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Here is a unique vehicle for sale locally that I have never seen nor heard of, a 1953 Lanchester 14 Leda.

My question is the title of this post.....anyone?

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Its basically an entry-level Daimler as Lanchester was owned by BSA at the time, along with Daimler.

 

I've never driven, or ridden in one, though.

 

Craig

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1 hour ago, 8E45E said:

Its basically an entry-level Daimler as Lanchester was owned by BSA at the time, along with Daimler.

Craig


Yes, my Standard Catalog of Import Automobiles indicated this car became the Daimler Conquest in subsequent years.

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Thought this was going to be about driving the real early one from around 1910 with lever steering. Bob 

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16 minutes ago, 1937hd45 said:

Thought this was going to be about driving the real early one from around 1910 with lever steering. Bob 

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Have you driven one? Hahahahaha.

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Fun cars, I drove one around London two years ago. 

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Best entry level to understand the remarkable Dr Lanchester, his cars, and other aspects of his life's work is 'Automobile Design:  Great Designers and Their Work' . (editors Barker  and Harding) .  Each chapter was contributed by someone with specialized knowledge and interest.  If you cannot find what you want at a good price on the internet, send me a PM, and I will guide you.   For goodness sake,  read the whole book and treasure it.  Otherwise you will not know about the Bollees of Le Mans, or Hans Ledwinka.

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Ivan, thank you for that information.  I have started selling off many of my books and was not going to buy any more.  Now I have to buy one more.  I have always enjoyed and looked foreward your posts.

I have just ordered the book from England through Abe Books for ( $9.90).

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On 1/15/2020 at 12:00 PM, Ivan Saxton said:

'Automobile Design:  Great Designers and Their Work'

Ivan, my book arrived today from England and I have already skimmed several chapters. Very interesting reading and written/published long enough ago that I would assume most/all the information is accurate.  The problem today with new books is that their sources are second, third, forth hand and inaccuracies are often compounded.  Thank you for the suggestion about buying this book.

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On 1/15/2020 at 10:39 AM, Billy Kingsley said:

I've heard of Lanchester but I've never seen one. Were they imported to the USA?

there is a really nice 40hp lanchester in the Buster Keaton museum

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Hi Jeff, 

My friend Gary Griffin had one. He is pretty much a Cadillac guy these days, but would welcome giving you any help he can. I will send you his email  by PM.   -   Carl 

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