condition, Conservation, treatment

Some pleasant, and not so pleasant surprises!

by Monica Lindemann on 8 June, 2012

As part of our conservation treatment, we have begun work on the body of the Daimler to remove internal carpets, floor panels and seats.

In the pictures below, you can see that we have had some interesting finds.

Removing floor driver cabin, Ken Houlahan

Fifteen dead rats were found in the heater, located under the driver’s seat – a legacy of the Daimler’s time parked in a paddock?

Rat found behind drivers seat.

We also found a 1964 Southern Agricultural Society programme, after removing the floor of the driver cabin.

The 1964 pamphlet
Inside the 1964 pamphlet

0 thoughts on “Some pleasant, and not so pleasant surprises!”

  1. Hi all

    Interesting. This October 1964 program must belong to the Daimler’s first owner after the Governor of South Australia, Sir Robert George. According to our records, it was sold on by the government in April of 1964. We don’t have much info about the new owners, but at least we can say with certainty that they were horsey people!

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