1937 to 1940
|Manufacturer||The Daimler Company Limited|
|Predecessor||Lanchester Light Six|
|Class||small luxury car|
|Body style||4-door six-light saloon 4-door four-light "razor-edge" sports saloon 2-door four-light four-seater coupé all with fully panelled or leathercloth roofs and quarters.|
|Engine||1,527 cc (93.2 cu in) 6-cylinder in-line ohv|
|Transmission||4-speed preselective self-changing gearbox and Fluid Flywheel|
|Wheelbase||8'6½" 102.5 in (2,600 mm) track 4'0" 48 in (1,200 mm)|
|Kerb weight||25 long cwt 0 qtr 0 lb (2,800 lb or 1,270 kg)|
The Lanchester Fourteen Roadrider, a new 6-cylinder Lanchester was announced by The Lanchester Motor Company Limited at the beginning of September 1936. The name Roadrider was chosen because of the special suspension features which were provided. It was stated to be the lowest priced six-cylinder Lanchester ever offered.This car replaced the previous 12 hp Light Six model with a larger six-cylinder (14 hp) engine again in the Lanchester Eleven chassis and body.
However the four-light four-door sports saloon was given a brand new very pretty "razor edge" body which proved to be not unlike the entirely new Roadrider shape introduced within twelve months.
Design and specifications
Chassis Engine and Transmission
These followed the customary Lanchester practice and the transmission included the Daimler fluid flywheel and the self-changing pre-selective four-speed gearbox. Final drive was by underslung worm gear.
Magna type wire wheels and fully chromium plated bumpers were standard. There was a new range of coachwork. Upholstery was provided in a new style either in all leather or a combination of leather and cloth. The windscreen had remote-motor dual wipers operating from the bottom.
- chassis £250
- fabric topped saloon £325
- panelled topped saloon £330
- sports saloon £340
- coupé £330