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1939 Daimler Dolphin #3
Frank Brault

1939 Daimler Dolphin #3

Saratoga Springs, NY USA

#1 Click Here: http://www.pbase.com/frank_b/image/137126028
#2 Click Here: http://www.pbase.com/frank_b/image/137126693

A car or two was parked in front of the "Clubhouse Gate" each day.

"One of the oldest automobile manufacturers in Britain, the Daimler Motor Company was renowned as a builder of quality automobiles for the elite. The firm even supplied cars to the British royal family. During the 1930s Daimler entered the sporting car market with the Dolphin. Powered by a 2-1/2 liter six-cylinder engine, the Dolphin is distinguished by its dual-cowl phaeton coachwork by Charlesworth, a rare body style among British cars of the era. Though twelve Dolphins were built approximately five were destroyed in the German blitz of 1940. Today just four are know to survive." From a description in the front window.

In view of its rarity I was surprised to find on the web that one had been recently offered for 'only' $119,900.

Nikon Coolpix P7000 , Best at original size.
1/320s f/5.6 at 6.0mm iso100, RAW full exif

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Tom LeRoy11-Aug-2011 19:48
Wonderful front view too. Now this was still quality then! Beautiful shot, Frank!V!
Cindi Smith11-Aug-2011 13:33
Sweet ride....love these. i gravitate to them at car shows!q
Jean D11-Aug-2011 00:31
WOW! A wonderful capture of a truly classic vehicle. The creme de la creme polish was no doubt used to give it that lustre. Thanks for sharing, Frank. ~V
bill friedlander10-Aug-2011 23:42
An automobile to die for. Lovely shot of this fine car. V
Doug Cruden10-Aug-2011 19:02
It would take forever to polish that chrome...great shot of this wonderful old car