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1951 Lanchester LD10

This car was first road taxed in Bournemouth 5th May 1951. The LD 10 was conceived before the war but did not go into production until 1946. The chassis were supplied by Briggs Motor Bodies and the bodies by a number of coach builders. The early saloon bodies by Briggs, latter ones by Barker. There are a number of special bodies by a variety of coach builders including vans and two-door drop head coupes. Roger Gillett

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A straight 4 cylinder engine of 1,287cc capacity and overhead valves.The bore and stroke are 63.5mm x 101.6 mm.. Single Zenith downdraft carburettor, giving a power output of 40 BHP @ 4,200 r.p.m.



Four speed pre-selector gearbox,

fluid flywheel, and E.N.V. live rear axle.



Top Speed 70 m.p.h.

0 to 50 m.p.h. 20 seconds

Standing 1/4 mile 27 seconds

Fuel consumption 32 m.p.g.


The brakes are 9” drums with rods and balance lever to the rear and rods, balance lever and cable to the front.



The steering Burman worm and peg type.



Independent coil springs with Luvax dampers and anti roll bar. Rear live axle with half ellipse leaf springs and Luvax dampers.



16in x 4in Disc


The basic layout is a four-door, four-seater, front-engined, rear-wheel-drive saloon with a cruciform chassis frame and separate body.

Aluminium, timber and steel body without sunroof and an opening windscreen.


Dimensions & Weight

Standard Bodies

Wheelbase 99.0 ins.

Length 158 .0 ins.

Width 58.0 ins.

Weight 23 cwt (1,168 kgs 2,576 lbs)


Production 1946-51

Approximately 3,030

Price for the standard saloon

April 1946: £ 525 / April 1951: £1,270

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