double six 50

Daimler Double Six 40/50 Sports Saloon . This 6.5 litre sleeve valve V12 with pre-selector box is one of the largest Double Sixes ever built. It was commissioned by Herbert Wilcox for his wife, the film star Anna Neagle. The wheelbase is over 4 metres ,nearly 13 feet, long. The body was designed by H.R.Owen and built by Martin Walter Coachbuilders. Unfortunately the complex engine has been replaced by a Buick Eight at some point to reduce the maintenance presumably. Best of show at Pebble Beach and this picture was taken at Meadowbrook Concours.