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A Car Named Stanley

By Montana5  
Thanks again for previous comments and votes. As mentioned in my previous upload, I spoke to the very proud owner of this Classic on Sunday and got the following info from him, sorry about the orange jacket, have already removed a gazebo and loads of red and white marker tape.

Lanchester LD 10, Built in 1951 by Lanchester of Coventry. The bodywork was by The Barker Company, who also did work for Rolls Royce and Daimler, Lanchester at that time was part of the Daimler Group.
Engine is 1287 CC, giving out 40 BHP and a top speed of 69 MPH.
The Car lay in a Garage in Largs for many years, until purchased by its present owner in 2009 who spent two years restoring it. Whilst being restored the name Stanley was found etched on the Flywheel, whether this was the name of the person, or one of many who assembled the Car, we will probably never know, however since then the Car has been fondly known as Stanley.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Daimler Lanchester LD 10 The Barker Company Clyde Day Crossford JEC Clyde Region

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shellshock 11 2 England
14 Jun 2011 8:13PM
Great history with this series of images. It's a good job people keep these cars alive. Being a Midlander and having being associated with the ever dwindling manufacture of British cars in the UK since I left school, this is a particular interest of mine. Great images and a fascinating story - top work!

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