Daimler

Daimler history in the UK starts when Frederick Simms bought the rights to the Daimler engine in 1893, using the name Daimler Motor Syndicate. In 1896 the Daimler Motor Company was formed by Simms and Harry Lawson and car production commenced in Coventry, using the Mayybach designed vertical twin Phoenix engine. By 1910 Daimler and BSA (British Small Arms) And as the years progressed the sheer range of Daimler models produced was staggering. The Daimler sleeve valve engines, built on the Knight patents, were used exclusively from 1910 until the early 1930's when they were considered out of date, and Lawrence Pomeroy designed a new "conventional" engine for 1933. Post WW2 the company had cars with their 6 (such as the DB18) and 8 cylinder engines, but many of the typical Daimler customers had switched their allegiance to Rolls Royce. So the smaller cars such as the Conquest models became the backbone of the company, while they developed the V8 for the Majestic which led on to their most successful car, the SP250 (Daimler Dart).

Daimler was purchased outright by Jaguar in 1960, mainly because Jaguar needed to find larger premises and were continually being offered incentives by the government to move out of Coventry to an area having an unemployment problem, but Sir William Lyons was determined to stay put. The purchase added one million square feet of factory space. The Daimler SP250 was carried on with , along with the larger Daimler V8 engine. Eventually all Daimler cars were all based on the  Jaguar range, but with different specifications. Jaguar later on became part of BMC (British Motor Corporation), and was eventually taken over by Ford in 1990.

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Blockey Products for Daimler

165VR15

Blockley Radial

£109.00 (£130.80 inc. VAT)

185VR15

Blockley Radial

£149.00 (£178.80 inc. VAT)

185VR16

Blockley Radial

£185.00 (£222.00 inc. VAT)

550/600 x 19

Blockley Triple Stud Crossply

£189.00 (£226.80 inc. VAT)

650/700 x 20

Blockley Triple Stud Crossply

£235.00 (£282.00 inc. VAT)

600/650 x 17 A6C

Blockley A6C Crossply

£175.00 (£210.00 inc. VAT)

820x120

Blockley Beaded Edge

£219.00 (£262.80 inc. VAT)

185/70VR15

Blockley Radial

£146.00 (£175.20 inc. VAT)

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.00 (£3.60 inc. VAT)

205/70VR15W

Blockley Radial

£159.00 (£190.80 inc. VAT)

815x105

Blockley Beaded Edge

£210.00 (£252.00 inc. VAT)

880x120

Blockley Beaded Edge

£249.00 (£298.80 inc. VAT)

895x135

Blockley Beaded Edge

£309.00 (£370.80 inc. VAT)

820x120 Inner Tube

Blockley Inner Tube

£55.00 (£66.00 inc. VAT)

815x105 Inner Tube

Blockley Inner Tube

£42.00 (£50.40 inc. VAT)

880x120 Inner Tube

Blockley Inner Tube

£60.00 (£72.00 inc. VAT)

895x135 Inner Tube

Blockley Inner Tube

£65.00 (£78.00 inc. VAT)

18/19 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.00 (£3.60 inc. VAT)

20/21 inch Rim Band (40mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.00 (£3.60 inc. VAT)

Set of 4 165VR15

Blockley Radials

£436.00 (£523.20 inc. VAT)