With reference to Mr. Cansick’s letter in the February issue, I would not agree with W.J.T. that the performance and handling of the Major just happened.
Although not having driven a Major, I have owned two Daimlers and driven several others and they all performed and handled remarkably well. Even in pre-war days, Daimlers received full marks in this respect from tests carried out by the motoring press, so that I am convinced that these qualities have been gradually developed over the years and not just happened. My present Daimler is a 1955 3 1/2-litre One-O-Four model (top speed of 104 m.p.h. when new) and over 400 miles in the day have been completed recently, tirelessly and effortlessly. The ride, although not “soggy,” is far from hard and uncomfortable and the car is rock-steady at an indicated 95 m.p.h.
Far too many people fall for the gimmickry of modern designs and if anyone’s judgement is out of perspective, I would respectfully suggest that it is that of Mr. Cansick.
A variable speed heater fan is of very limited advantage as the fan is unnecessary at speed over 30 m.p.h. Why an outdated steering wheel boss indicator switch ? As the type of switch preferred by Mr. Cansick was fitted on Rovers in 1937, as also was the rheostat dimmed panel light, surely these could also he classed as outdated.
Surely the Daimler Majestic Major is extremely good value for money; they also have a good strong chassis so that they do not fold up in a collision. I only hope they are still in production when I manage to raise the necessary capital.
Sutton Coldfield. N. Simpson.