Unveiled at the 1953 London Motor Show, the Daimler Conquest Roadster became available to the public from 1954 and was another effort by the firm to gain access to the lucrative sports car market.
Unusually for a coach-built model, the Conquest Roadster relied on aluminium castings instead of the more-usual timber frame to support its bodywork. It was skinned in aluminium, save for the bonnet, which was steel, resulting in a lightweight, high-performance car for the era, with 100mph capability.
The model was dropped after only running for a year with a low production total of just 65 cars.
Built year: 1955
Engine type / cc: 6 in line / 2,433cc
Engine output: 100bhp/4,000rpm
Top speed: 160 km/h
Number produced: 65