Daimler Regency (1951 – 1956) Review

Daimler Regency (1951 – 1956) At A Glance


+Dignified styling with real road presence, new 3.0-litre engine was lusty and refined

-Heavy handling, and tough to find Regency-specific parts

The Daimler Regency was significant for its new body and engine. It combined the Consort chassis with a new 3.0-litre Daimler engine and topped it all off with that memorable and far more imposing, graceful body. It was introduced in 1951, but just 50 were built before production stalled in 1952.

The Regency was unusual in the motor industry because it returned to production after  hiatus. It returned in 1954 with the Regency Mk2, this time with a longer, lower body and a more powerful 3.5-litre engine. There were coachbuilt versions, such as the Hooper-built Empress saloon and the more exciting Sportsman, which had a 140bhp alloy-head engine and offered good performance for its size and the era.