Daimler - Daimler Vanden Plas

The Daimler Vanden Plas name was first used on the top of the range six cylinder Daimler Sovereign Series 3 cars. Also in some parts of the world, there were problems using the Daimler name, in which case cars would be sold under the Vanden Plas umbrella. The Vanden Plas name was well know from the 1920's when the company moved to Crickelwood, but it was post war that Vanden Plas were taken over by Austin which eventually became part of BMC, and Jaguar became part of in 1968. The Vanden Plas factory was closed in 1979, but the name carried on.    

With the introduction of the Daimler Double six in 1972, the best equipped version was marketed as the Double Six Vanden Plas. The Vanden Plas had a 4 inch longer wheelbase making it much more comfortable for the rear passengers, and was easily recognised externally as the Daimler Vanden Plas always had a vinyl roof. 

Tyre sizes for Daimler Vanden Plas :

Daimler Double Six Vanden Plas tyre size was originally 215/70VR15 size. Blockley produces this high speed rated 215/70VR15 tyre.

The Six cylinder Daimler Vanden Plas cars has the smaller diameter 205/70VR15 tyres, which Blockley also produces.

See full details of both these tyres at the links below:

Blockley Products for Daimler Daimler Vanden Plas

15/16 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)


Blockley Radial

£174.00 (£208.80 inc. VAT)

650/700Lx15 Race Valved Tube

Blockley Race Valved Inner Tube

£39.00 (£46.80 inc. VAT)


Radial Tyre

£198.00 (£237.60 inc. VAT)