Lot number 415

Daimler Scout Car Mk II 'Dingo'

This masterpiece of British Design and Craftsmanship has seen hard days, but was always maintained well and never abused. It is very original and not a mixed up from various vehicles or reconstructed from scratch. This Dingo comes with all correct details and many accessories, radio set etc. Detailed war history is unknown to us, but we found out that it served with the British in the 1950s and there is even a photo showing this Dingo in the depot in Tel-el-Kibar in Egypt.

Investing in a Daimler Scout Car ‘Dingo’ appeals to collectors and investors due to its historical significance, rarity, and unique design. As a well-preserved piece of military history, the Dingo holds intrinsic value. Its limited availability and increasing demand among enthusiasts make it a potentially lucrative and fascinating addition to any collection.

Movie: Daimler Scout Car Mk II 'Dingo'

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Turnhout, Belgium
Year of construction
Country of origin
United Kingdom
The Daimler Company Limited
Scout Car, Mk II
Estimated price
€ 45.000 - € 60.000
Older restoration/ In running condition



This Dingo is an older restoration. What is immediately striking is its originality and the fact that it is largely complete.

The current owner drove it a few years ago, but it has been standing still since then. The engine is running very well and starts on the button.
The car is experiencing issues with the third gear, most likely due to a worn belt. Fortunately, this is repairable, albeit with additional costs.

The Dingo has a Belgian license plate, which certainly increases its value. However, before it can participate in MV events or shows, we advise the buyer, based on the long storage period, to let it being fully checked and serviced.

If this investment is made, this is a very nice and collectable vehicle, especially because its size makes it easy to store and is very characteristic of the reconnaissance units of the Allied troops in WWII.

Technical details

The Daimler Company Limited
Manufacturing date
Serial number
S1896 / WD nr. F207148
10 ft 5 in (3,18 m)
5 ft 7,5 in (1,71 m)
4 ft 11 in (1,50 m)
7.054 lb (3.200 kg)
Max. speed (land)
55 mph (89 km/h)
Operational range
200 mi (320 km)
Main armament
1x .303 in (7,7 mm) Bren lmachine gun and 1x .55 in (13,9 mm) Boys Anti-tank rifle
Daimler, 2.5 litre, 6 cyl, 55 hp
2 (driver, commander)
0,47 – 1,2 in (12 – 30 mm)
Production numbers


The Daimler Scout Car went into service in 1940 and was made until 1944. Over 6,600 of this type were manufactured. The original Alvis version, which was not selected for production by the War Office, was called the ‘Dingo’, a named that was by the Daimler Scout Cars.
One of if not the best known scout car of WW2 the legendary Dingo was designed by BSA and manufactured by Daimler. The contract for the Scout Car was awarded by the War Office to Daimler in May 1939. The intention was to produce a lightly armored vehicle which would be capable of negotiating rough terrain at relatively high speeds, and being able also to retreat at speed if necessary.

The unusual and very advanced design came from a team of engineers led by Sid Shellard. The deep punt-type chassis and the body were armored for protection. The wheelbase was 6ft 6in, just less than 2 meters, less than a Mini. The engine was a 2.5-litre six-cylinder unit, as originally found in the DB18 car, and was mounted in the rear of the vehicle, driving forwards through a fluid flywheel to a traditional Daimler pre-selective epicyclic gearbox, although with five forward speeds. The gearbox was connected up to a central differential and transfer gearbox with a complex gear train, from where drive was transmitted to all four wheels via separate prop shafts, which incorporated constant velocity joints. Reverse gear was selected via the transfer box and the car could be driven backwards in all five gears.

Suspension was fully independent with variable rate double coil springs, giving 8in spring travel, and wishbones front and rear. The overall weight was around 3 tons and with only 55 bhp, a top speed on the road of 50 mph was quite creditable. Once all the mechanical components had been fitted, there was little room for the driver and the co-driver who was navigator, observer, gunner and radio operator at the same time. A swiveling seat beside the driver allowed the second crewmember to attend to the No. 19 wireless set or Bren gun. The driver’s seat was canted slightly off to the left of the vehicle which, in conjunction with a hinged vision flap in the rear armor, allowed the driver to drive in reverse and look behind by looking over his left shoulder, a useful feature in a reconnaissance vehicle where quick retreats were sometimes necessary.

The Dingo was first used by the British Expeditionary Force (1st Armoured Division and 4th Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) during the Battle of France. It turned out to be so successful that no replacement was sought until 1952 with the production of the Daimler Ferret. In the mid-1970s, the Dingo was still being used by Cyprus, Portugal and Sri Lanka.

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