Daimler launched their model DB18 in 1939. For the individual coachwork Daimler handed over the cars to various coachbuilders such as Tickford, Mulliners, and Charlesworth.
Few years in to the model, a more powerful model with twin carburettors and newer chassis was introduced by Daimler. Less than 100 of these cars were sent to Hooper (later acquired by Daimler) who were bespoke coachbuilders for the rich. The model that rolled out was called Empress.
So expensive was this model that rival coachbuilder Barker’s cost of the converted DB18 cost less than half of an Empress (the Empress sales price was Rs. 3 lakh in 1951, which in today’s equivalent is over Rs. 1 crore).
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