Information for collectors and enthusiast of the Daimler Dingo Scout Car & Daimler
The Original And Finest Go Anywhere, Armoured Fighting Vehicles
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The authors 1944 Daimler Dingo & 1942 Daimler Armoured car
The authors 1944 Daimler Dingo being thrashed around the arena at the War & Peace
Shortly before it expired with an expensive clunk - (Lesson learned!)
The authors 1942 Daimler Armoured Car at the War & Peace Show 2013.
In early 2005 I attended a vintage car show in Chatham Historic Dockyard, and there
among the other 1930’s and 40’s vehicles was a car that I had never set eyes on before
and new absolutely nothing about.
It was not fast, it was not shiny. And it certainly was not going to make me a hit
with the ladies.
But being very heavy, tough looking and green and I thought ‘Wow that’s really great!’
My next thought was............................ ‘where can I get one’?
The car in question was a Daimler Scout Car and after a year of searching I managed
to acquire one and have since enjoyed driving it around to other shows or events
through out the south east of Great Britain.
At these events I met countless ex servicemen who enthralled me with tales of there
exploits during WW2 to the early 1970’s.
And so began a fascination with the history of both the car and also those men who
bravely served in them.
Some initial research quickly discovered that there are not many surviving cars and
that very little history of the cars has been recorded. Where information has been
published it generally brief and sometimes incorrect or contradictory.
This project seeks to redress this shortfall is intended to act as a focal point
for the continued research.
The fruits of the project owe a lot to the members of the Facebook ‘Dingo Scout Car
Society’ and the dedicated band of other enthusiasts, who have helped to supply
and ensure that the information given is as accurate as possible.
If any reader finds any error or omission I would be glad to receive any constructive
criticism or additional information……..
Since this project was commenced I acquired a Daimler Armoured car and a further
two dingos which have all been fully restored by myself. Accordingly the scope of
has been revised to include the armoured car as well as the scout car.
Sadly in 2017, ill health forced me to sell my much loved vehicles, but despite this
I retain a strong interest in the vehicles
Those persons who have detailed knowledge of the vehicles are recommended to join
the following Facebook sites. These have been set up and are intended to provide
a forum for owners of the surviving vehicles to trade information and communicate
with each other.
As implied the below links also contain a register of surviving vehicles and the
results of research into the individual service history of particular vehicles.