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Winston Churchill's Daimler DB 18 Drophead Coupe (AP).

A rare car once used by Britain's wartime leader Winston Churchill is being sold on the auction site eBay.

Experts believe the vintage Daimler DB 18 Drophead Coupe is the only one of its kind left.

Germany-based seller Sabri Cakar says the U.K. prime minister used the car between 1944 and 1949.

Bids in the auction, which ends Monday shortly after 7 p.m. (1700 GMT), already top 470,000 euros.

Cakar said original registration documents confirm the authenticity of the silver and black coupe.

The authenticity of the car was previously checked by British auction house Historics at Brooklands, which tried but failed to sell the vehicle earlier.

Company auction director, Edward Bridger-Stille, said it was "unusual" to sell such a car to the general public on eBay.

UPDATE: Churchill's car may have been sold by a German company, but it will now be making the return trip home to Britain. A representative from Fahrwerk Motors told AOL Autos that the winning bid came from a London based buyer at 470,050 Euros or 615,454 US Dollars.




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      • 2 Years Ago
      didn't take him long to catch up w/the high life did it ?
        Hello Maam!
        • 2 Years Ago
        His father was a peer & he was born in a palace. He didn't have any catching up to do.
      James
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll bet it stinks of cigars and brandy.
        snoridernlv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @James
        I really wouldn't use the word "stinks" in that sentence. One could say "it smells of cigars and brandy", since those two scents together make a wonderful smell.
      Harry Hurt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Boy, would I like to get my forepaws on a car like that! I could have an orgasm in the middle of the showroom floor.
      radrlv
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lady Aster to Mr. Churchill: Mr. Prime Minister you are Drunk. Churchill to Lady Aster: Yes my lady I am drunk and you are Ugly, but in the morning I will be sober.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is this car a fake.? There was one claimed to be churchills last year on display at the ,art of the car, annual display at the kansas city art institute, in kansas city missouri, usa. The owner cliamed his daimler d18 was churchikls and the paperworknwas on display. Which car is really churchills, which is the fake?
      brennemanbelkin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love to drive this thing.
      • 2 Years Ago
      In old news reels it looks like he was driven around which would make sense for the Prime Minister of England. He also was the secretary of the navy during WW 1.
      jelans
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you don't know who Churchill was even if not a history buff you're just stupid.
      swing705
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is pronounced DAME ler not DIME ler !!
      darkfree
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would not want it as the owner was a smoker !
        • 2 Years Ago
        @darkfree
        glad ur breathing unpolluted air ! !
          tugsboat
          • 2 Years Ago
          Guys like him are the reason you can be a non smolker today as well as just about anything else you want. The connection is indirect of course re the smoking, but not other social issues . That's something you need to think about!
      Paul
      • 2 Years Ago
      Churchill drove a GERMAN car ???????????? How unpatriotic of him.Of course English cars are junk so I guess I don't blame him,he wanted a RELIABLE,WELL BUILT CAR.
        rothhammer1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Paul
        Daimler Motor Company, Ltd. of Coventry, England was founded in 1896. The right to use the name was purchased from Gottlieb Daimler. The company was eventually absorbed by Jaguar. The Daimler DB 18 was an English auto.
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