Daimler BT22

1909 Daimler Model BT22 Drophead

Offered by Bonhams | Beaulieu, U.K. | September 10, 2022

Photo – Bonhams

The Daimler Motor Company Limited was founded in 1896 to build German Daimler products under license in the U.K. As a marque, it outlasted its German namesake by about 100 years and is now owned by Tata along with Jaguar.

This car was bodied by Hewers Car Bodies Ltd of Coventry and is the oldest known Daimler powered by a Knight sleeve-valve engine, which in this car is an inline four that made about 23 horsepower.

The car was parked from the late 1920s until it was purchased around 1953 and recommissioned. It spent decades in a museum and hasn’t seen regular use in quite some time. Bonhams describes it as a restoration project. It’s a rarely-seen model and looks relatively complete. The estimate is $23,000-$35,000. Click here for more info.

Update: Sold $46,943.