Hooniverse Modern Art Monday: No, It's Not Mystery Car

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Hooniverse Modern Art Monday: No, It's Not Mystery Car

Dateline Denver Colorado: August 8, 2011

Yeah, this olelongrooffan is still hanging out here in the Mile High City and while I’m not here for a long time, I am here for a good time.
Now the esteemed Mr. Brennan has Modern Art Monday tied up and Mr. Emslie has Mystery Car all his own so I thought I would include a hybrid version of those here on this wonderful Monday (is there really such a thing?) and I thought my fellow Hoons might want to see what this olelongrooffan found over at Clive’s museum a while back.

Now I earlier shared with my fellow Hoons some of the images of those 50’s era vehicles this previously unknown to me author has in his tax write off museum. However, a couple I purposely held a few in reserve just, as I previously mentioned, because I can.

And this beauty is one of them. Regular followers of my Hoonage postings will remember when I stumbled upon this last spring and shared it with all of my fellow Hoons.

Well out at Clive’s museum I spotted another one of similar persuasion.

A Daimler that is. Yes this sweetie is one of eight produced and except for the paint is in original condition. I mean, look at the cracks in the leather on those seats. And how about those roll down sunvisors?

Yeah, I thought this 1951 Daimler DE series with an overall weight of nearly three tons and powered by a 333 cubic inch motor was worthy of a Modern Art Monday, as well as a pseudo (will that word follow me forever?) Mystery Car post.

And just like seeing that SP 250 a few months back, spotting this lovely work of art was just as cool.

But then again, seeing some rare vehicles in the Clive Cussler collection is not to be unexpected.

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  1. tonyola August 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Magnificent if somewhat overwrought beast. It was cars like these along with the extravagant lifestyles of the chairman of Daimler and his wife that eventually pushed Daimler into the none-too-loving arms of Jaguar and the end of its existence as a real marque.

    • longrooffan August 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      Ah another follower of The View Through The Windshield.

    • facelvega August 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm - Reply

      Umm, Delahaye 135? Mulliner-rebodied Wolseley? NSX? I feel so confused.

  2. Van Sarockin August 8, 2011 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    A bit more slab-sided than I prefer, but I can't argue with the trunk handle or the seat creases. Glide on. yon Daimler!

  3. yellofury August 8, 2011 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Coool but its no Avions-Voisin from "Sahara"

  4. Rust-MyEnemy August 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Yeaaah, that's lovely. I need a car with three windscreen wipers some time in my life.

    • Van Sarockin August 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      And here I thought you were born with three silver wipers in your mouth.

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