The ‘Docker Daimler’, or ‘Gold Car’, appeared at the 1951 London Motor Show


Wednesday 17th October 1951

The ‘Docker Daimler’, or ‘Gold Car’, appeared at the 1951 London Motor Show. Sir Bernard Docker was chairman of BSA and Daimler Motors, and his wife Lady Nora ordered several bespoke Daimler cars including the Silver Stardust (1954) and the Golden Zebra (1955). Costing over £10,000, the Gold Car was based on the straight-8 Hopper Touring Limousine, but dramatically finished in black with its side panels speckled with gold stars, whilst everything that had hitherto been chrome was gold-plated.


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