Pebble Beach Daimler Is First Motorclassica Entrant 1

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Motorclassica, 6/344 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. AUSTRALIA. Tel: +61 3 9321 6760.  Fax: +61 3 9321 6751. Email:  ABN 72 101 130 527

A vast 1928 Daimler Double Six limousine from the USA is

the first entrant in the Motorclassica Concours d’Elegance.

November 18, 2008



Pebble Beach Daimler is first Motorclassica entrant

A gigantic 1928 Daimler limousine, fresh

from Pebble Beach, is the first entrant in

Motorclassica, the Australian International

Concours d’Elegance & Classic Motor

Show in Melbourne next October.

The Daimler P.1.50 Double Six, standing

6.4 metres long and 2.0 metres high, made

a successful debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance after a nut-and-bolt restoration.

It won a European Classic Closed class award at Pebble Beach this year before sweeping all

before it to win Best of Show at its home-state Concours in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Owner and restorer Bob Lorkowski, whose previous work has won numerous Pebble Beach

awards, is keen to bring it to Australia not only for Motorclassica, but to “bring it home”, as it

was first sold in Sydney where it was registered NSW 1.

“The car was originally bought by Sir Frederick Stewart in Sydney, and was one of only 12

Daimler Double Sixes ever built with the larger 7.1 litre, 12 cylinder engine,” he said.

“It really is a huge car, which you can see in pictures where I’m standing beside it – I’m 6’4”

(190 cm) and it towers over me – and everything about it is larger than life.

“It is also believed to be the only surviving example of the type, as most of these large cars in

England were melted down for the war effort, whereas this one was safely in Australia.”

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Motorclassica, 6/344 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. AUSTRALIA. Tel: +61 3 9321 6760.  Fax: +61 3 9321 6751.  Email:  ABN 72 101 130 527

The Lorkowski Daimler carries factory-built coachwork in the Royal Limousine style which

is notable for its vee-shaped windscreen and imposing but restrained British styling. 

Its “Royal” connection is in more than name, as Daimler was the car of the British Royal

Family until the mid-1950s, and King George V had a special-bodied example of this model.

The inaugural Motorclassica will be staged at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building from

October 22 to 24, 2010, in the balmy southern spring of Melbourne’s Mediterranean latitude.

Motorclassica will bring together more than 100 rare classic cars from around the world for

the Concours d’Elegance, along with a Classic Motor Show, classic and vintage car auctions

and a free “Picnic with the Classics” outdoor display.

It will be a nine-day celebration of classic motoring, beginning with the six-day Tour

Australis road tour taking in the scenic, cultural and epicurean delights of Victoria.

Motorclassica director Paul Mathers said Bob Lorkowski’s car was a magnificent first entrant

for the Concours, and set a high standard of competition right from the start.

“Bob has done a magnificent job on this car, stripping it literally to every nut and bolt, and

the smallest items of trim and mechanical equipment, to bring it back to its authentic and

magnificent original form,” he said.

“But he will enjoy plenty of worthy competition for – local collectors who are planning to

enter have cars which will hold their own against anything from anywhere in the world.”

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Motorclassica Director:

Paul Mathers

(03) 9321 6760 or 0409 812 347

Media inquiries & images:

Greg Shoemark

(03) 9898 5570 or 0412 316 928

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