Cars Brands that start with D

Car Brands that start with D

Everyone who is “ripe” to make one of the important steps in his life – to buy a car, has a lot of problems that need to be solved before the purchase. The most important of them is to get an answer to the question – what brand is better to buy, based on whether it is new or on the secondary market, for recreation, work, or image maintenance? Naturally, this choice is also influenced by the size of the allocated budget. But to make this choice correctly and favorably will always help to provide detailed and accurate information about the brand, its history, and product features.

What car brands begin with the letter D?

Strange as it may seem, there are letters on which very few company names are presented in the history of the automobile industry. Some of them are the most “favorite” of those who created the car company. The letter “D” occupies the middle position. And in this group, there are quite a lot of brands, among which there are maestros – Daewoo, Daihatsu, Daimler, Dodge, and not very famous companies – Darl Mat, Darracqs, Donnet-Zedel and others.

In addition, the formation of such information is one of the ways to preserve important milestones in the history of the development of the world’s automobile industry and humanity. Being in direct interrelation – a man and the technology created by him have a great influence on each other. Having the opportunity to trace this relationship in detail to determine the speed and degree of development of one of the parties, it is possible to predict what awaits each of the parties in the future. Such information is very useful for professionals and car enthusiasts, scientists and marketers, collectors, and those who are preparing to become drivers. This not only determines the importance of systematizing information about the history of the car, but It would seem that only one and a half-century has passed since the appearance of the first automobile, but how much has already been lost for such a short period of time against the background of the whole period of existence of mankind, and almost irretrievably. How many brilliant ideas and innovators of that time were “lost” in the maze of history? How many promising technological and original design solutions remained unrecognized and unrealized, remaining undeservedly forgotten or lost in time because there is no evidence of them, except for unverified rumors or vague references.


Dacia Logo

In 1966, the automobile brand Dacia appeared in Romania, which would become the face of the country’s automotive industry for many years to come. Technical assistance was provided by Renault for its creation. It received a license for the production of Renault R12, the production of which was scheduled for 1969 in France. In 1968, the first Renault R8, called the Dacia 1100, was assembled. In 1999, Renault became the full owner of the brand, turning it into a subsidiary. Today, the brand is headquartered in Mioveni, the country’s largest exporter. From 2021, it is part of the Renault Dacia-Lada venture.


Daewoo Logo

The largest South Korean automaker is Daewoo, founded by Kim Ujun in 1967 as Daewoo Industrial in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Its activities covered various fields – electronics, home appliances, weapons, and automobiles. By the number of its divisions, the brand ranked second after Hyundai, which numbered more than 20. Among the popular cars of the brand is the Daewoo Nexia. In 1998, the Asian crisis also affected this company, disbanding it in 1999. However, some of its divisions are still functioning today.


Daihatsu Logo

The Japanese company Daihatsu, leading its history since 1907, is known for its powerful gas engines. It was founded by Osaka University professors Yoshinki and Turumi as Hatsudoki Seizo Co., Ltd. and is based in Osaka. In 1951, the brand was renamed Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. In 1967, it reached an agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation, and in 1968, it sold it a controlling interest. It has been owned by Toyota since 2016. Popular models are the Daihatsu YRV and Sirion (2005).


Daimler AG Logo

In 1885, Gottlieb Daimler laid the foundation for the creation of the German automobile concern Daimler AG, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, in the 20th century. In 1926, the first merger of the Daimler-Benz AG brand with the automobile manufacturer Benz & Cie took place. The cars of this brand were very popular with the monarchical families of the world until 1950. In 1998, Chrysler acquired the company and formed the DaimlerChrysler AG concern. In May 2007, the concern sold most of its shares to Cerberus Capital Management, which renamed the company Daimler AG.


Dauer Logo

German car brand Dauer Sportwagen GmbH was founded by car racer Jochen Dauer in Nuremberg in 1987 as Jochen Dauer Racing. After the completion of sports prototype racing, Dauer Racing GmbH started assembling road-going models of the Dauer 962 Le Man. But even here, difficulties arose, which led to the creation of Dauer Sportwagen GmbH on the remnants of Dauer Racing. Having acquired part of Bugatti Automobili SpA in 1995, the company completed the finalization of the EB110 model, creating the SS EB110. Today, the brand is involved in Porsche 962 redesigns but is not active.

David Brown Automotive

David Brown Automotive Logo

British automaker David Brown Automotive was founded in Coventry in 2013 and moved to Silverstone, England, in 2017. The brand is owned by David Brown, the entrepreneur who owned Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd and the Vosper Thornycroft shipbuilding company. The first model appeared in 2014. It was unveiled at the Top Marques exhibition in Monaco. The second model, the Mini Remastered, was released in 2017. The Speedback GT model was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show this year. In 2018, the Speedback Silverstone Edition model was released.

De Dion-Bouton

De Dion-Bouton Logo

De Dion-Bouton is a well-known automobile brand from Paris, France. Founded in 1883 by Jules-Albert de Dion, Georges Bouton, and Charlemagne-Armand Trepar to assemble steam cars, it produced the first La Marquise automobile. In 1890, the company’s design office patented a gasoline engine, and in 1893. – a new design for the automobile axle. Having produced 400 cars by 1900, the brand acquired the status of the largest automaker in the world. The first car with a single-cylinder engine appeared in 1913. During the First World War, auto cars were produced. The last model of a passenger car was released in 1932. Trucks were produced until 1952.

De Tomaso

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Italian automobile company De Tomaso Automobili SpA, founded by Alejandro De Tomaso in 1959 in Modena (Italy), specialized in the production of sports cars. The first were prototypes and racing models, including variants for Formula 1 ordered by Frank Williams. Series production of its own sports cars began in 1963. In 1976, the company’s founder took over the Maserati brand. The most famous models are the De Tomaso Vallelunga, De Tomaso Pantera, De Tomaso Guara, and De Tomaso Deauville Concept (2011). The brand was discontinued in 2012.

Devel Motors

Devel Motors Logo

A car brand from Dubai, UAE, Devel Motors (Defining Extreme Vehicles Car Industry LLC), has made a name for itself as a “one car” company. Founded by the Al-Attar brothers in 2013, it created the Devel Sixteen hypercar with a 5007 hp engine and 4771 Nm of torque; top speed – 515 km/h, acceleration to 100 km/h – in 1.8 seconds. The company continues to develop and modify other models, offering variants for ordinary roads. Has significant prospects for further development, becoming the progenitor of a new era of automobiles.

Devin Enterprises

Devin Enterprises Logo

Founded by Bill Devin in 1955, the American company Devin Enterprises became world-famous for developing bodies from an innovative fiberglass-based polymer. At the same time, the company produced and sold finished cars. The brand’s famous model was the Devin Panhard, based on the Panhard chassis on which the Devin-designed body was “dressed.” A 1957 Devin MG with a Chevrolet V8 engine. Alfas, MGs, Triumphs, and Healys with brand name conversions were particularly popular. Among the models produced before 1964 were the Devin SS, Devin D, and Devin C. In 2011, the brand was acquired by Devin Sports Cars LLC of Glendale, California, USA.

Devon Motorworks

Devon Motorworks Logo

In 2008, Scott Devon founded Devon Motorworks in Los Angeles, California, USA, to design and manufacture premium automobiles. The brand’s mission was to create recognizable beauty for technology. The first car, the Devon GTX supercar, went into production in 2010. But the crisis stopped production. The brand became the only bidder for the Chrysler Dodge Viper platform. But the deal did not materialize. In 2013, it was closed, having managed to build only two cars.


Diatto Logo

The Italian company from Turin, Italy, founded back in 1835 by Guglielmo Diatto under the name Diatto, was created to produce carriages for wealthy clients. Only grandsons, Vittorio and Pietro Guglielmo, in 1905 changed the direction to automobile, naming the joint venture Diatto-Clément under the license of Clément-Bayard. In 1909, the company was already producing its passenger cars and racing cars, selling them all over the world. Diatto cars were innovative – with 4-wheel brakes and a 4-speed gearbox. The brand was closed in 1929.

Dinan Cars

Dinan Cars Logo

Dinan Cars was Stephen Dinan’s manufacturing company, founded in 1979 to design and manufacture BMW parts in Alabama, USA. In 1982, the company was incorporated as Bavarian Performance, Inc. in Morgan Hill, California. Six years later, the company was renamed Dinan Engineering, Inc. In 1991, 50 examples of the Dinan 8 were built. Parts for the Mini Cooper were built under this brand until 2006, and BMW racing engines until 2013. This year, the company was acquired by Driven Performance Brands, and in 2015, its founder left the company.

Dino Ferrari

Dino Ferrari Logo

The Dino brand was founded by the Italian company Dino in the early 1960s to create several series of racing and sports cars. They were distinguished by their central engine arrangement. The brand was named in memory of the founder’s son. Seven main models were created: the Dino 156 F2, the Dino 166 F2/246 Tasmania, and the Dino 308/208 GT4. The last model was produced in 1980. Eight hundred forty examples were produced. In 2015, it was announced that a new model was being prepared. It was an attempt to create affordable sports cars.


DKW Logo

Dampf Kraft Wagen, or DKW, is a German motorcycle and car brand founded in 1916 in Chemnitz. It is a subsidiary of Auto Union. Jorgen Skafte Rasmussen, owner of Ernst and Rasmussen, was at the origin. The company was engaged in the creation and sale of various types of machinery and equipment, including steam engines. In 1913, the company was split up. In 1916, Rasmussen began building steam engines. In 1922, the company began successfully selling motorcycles, including the DKW RT 125, which was used by the Wehrmacht. The first DKW F1 Rennwagen appears in 1928. Production closed in 1966.


Dodge Logo

The American automobile brand Dodge today belongs to the Chrysler line of automobiles. Several cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and commercial vehicles were produced under it. It was founded in 1900 by the Dodge brothers to produce components for transportation. In 1914, the brothers tried to manufacture automobiles – Dodge Brothers. Within a year, 249 cars were created. After the death of the brothers, the brand was sold to Chrysler in 1928. Until 2009, Chrysler supported the development and production of cars under Dodge TM, but after the acquisition of the brand by Italian FIAT, the brand was closed in 2010.


Delage Logo

Delage is a French automobile manufacturing company founded in 1905 in Levallois-Perret (France) by French businessman Louis Delage. The company specializes in the production of racing cars and executive cars. In 1918, the company released the Delage CO model, which was followed by Delage DI, Delage CO2, and Delage 2 LCV with an interval of 1-2 years. The Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupe model of 1925, which became one of the famous European classic cars, became especially famous. In 1935, the company was forcibly acquired by the Delahaye brand.


Delahaye Logo

Delahaye, the French brand that bought out Delage, was formed in 1894 by Emile Delahaye in Tours, France. The company produced the first belt-driven machines. The founder owned the company until 1901 when he sold his share for health reasons. The brand lasted until 1954, saturating the market with its models, from the Delahaye 134 of 1933 to the Delahaye 235, launched in 1951 and produced until its merger with Hotchkiss et Cie in 1954. At this time, a new brand, Hotchkiss-Delahaye, was created.


Delaunay-Belleville Logo

Since 1903, the Delaunay-Belleville company, with headquarters in Louis Delaunay (France), appeared among French automakers. It was formed on the basis of a boiler factory created by Delaunay in 1850 by Julien Belleville. The first luxury automobile appeared at the 1904 Paris Motor Show. In 1905, 2 cars were delivered for Nicholas II. Kings George I of Greece and Alfonso XIII of Spain owned these cars. In the First World War, the Renault FT-17 tank was produced. Since 1946, the Rovin mini-car was produced, the production of which was financed by Raoul Pegulu, Marquis de Rovin, after whose death in 1950 the company was closed.

DeLorean Motor Company

DeLorean Motor Company Logo

John DeLorean, an engineer by training, founded his own automobile company in 1975 in Detroit, Michigan. A factory was built in Denmark, Northern Ireland. A single model, the DeLorean DMC-12, was produced, followed in 1982 by a lawsuit over a drug trafficking case fabricated by the founder, which led to a complete drain on the funds of all investors. The company was shut down at the end of that year. In 1995, former mechanic Steven Wein founded his own company, DeLorean Motor Company, acquiring the assets and rights to the DMC logo in Houston, Texas.


Denzel Logo

The Austrian automobile brand Denzel, the brainchild of Wolfgang Denzel, was founded in 1948. It became Porsche’s first competitor in Vienna, Austria. The company developed the Denzel 1300S model, which was produced in an edition of 300 units. Its production was carried out until 1959. The model became widely known thanks to the rapid victory in the Alpine Rally in 1954. Only open roadsters were released from the factory’s stock. They were distinguished by the unique design of the transmission. Today, the sale of cars is engaged in the company – Wolfgang Denzel AG.

Derby or Vernon-Derby

Derby Logo

The name Derby was given in 1921 to a division of the company Établissements Bertrand Montet from Courbevoie, founded in 1912. Since 1927 in England, cars of this brand were sold under the TM Vernon-Derby. In 1921, the production of passenger cars – the first car, the D2, and a light passenger car – Voiturettes, presented in front-wheel drive versions, production of which was carried out until 1933. In 130, the head of the company, Douglas Hawkes, became a famous racing driver. The brand ceased to exist in 1936.


DeSoto Logo

Under the DeSoto brand, the American brand Chrysler Corporation produced middle-class cars. It was founded in 1928 to compete in this price segment with General Motors, Studebaker, and Willys-Knight. The main visual distinction of the brand was a stylized image of the conquistador Hernando de Soto, chosen as an emblem. The first model appeared in 1929. In 1934, the Airstream model from the Airflow series with the original streamlined shape of the body appeared. In 1942, the most popular model with retractable headlights appeared. In 1960, the brand was closed.

Detroit Electric

Detroit Electric Logo

The American electric car manufacturer Detroit Electric was founded in 1907 in Detroit, Michigan, as an offshoot of the Anderson Electric Car Company, which had been called Anderson Carriage Company since 1884. Among the influential figures of the Anderson Electric Car Company were Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. The first cars were equipped with lead-acid batteries with the option of replacing them with iron-nickel batteries. In 1920, the brand was renamed The Detroit Electric Car Company. The brand was closed in 1939. Zap (USA) and Youngman (China) revived the brand with the first ZAP Xebra car.


Dome Logo

A representative of the Japanese sports car industry, Dome Co. Ltd was founded in 1975 by Minor Hayashi, who in that year created his first Karasu car based on the Honda S600 coupe. The production was located in Maibara, Japan. The brand’s product portfolio includes single-seat racing cars and sports prototypes. In 1975, Takaragaike Hayashi created the Dome brand based on his father’s production. The first road-going concept car, the Dome Zero, would see the light of day in 1978. A racing prototype for Formula 1, the Dome F105, is under construction. In 1986, the brand was closed. In 1988, a revival was attempted.

Donkervoort Automobielen BV

Donkervoort Automobielen BV Logo

Donkervoort Automobielen BV is a Dutch sports car manufacturing company based in Lelystad, Netherlands. It was founded by Joop Donkervoort in 1978 in Thienhoven. The production is based on the creation of cars with Lotus Seven style design. In 1996, the brand signed a powertrain supply agreement with Audi. Production was focused on the creation of open models, not equipped with electronic aids, which corresponded to the company’s motto – No compromise. In 2007, the first production model, the Donkervoort D8 GT, was released in a closed version.

Doran Enterprises

Doran Enterprises Logo

The American brand Doran Enterprises is a group of companies covering various production and sports fields, founded in 1993. It is a racing sports team – Doran Racing, and a company for the production of components and racing cars and restoration of antique cars – Doran Designs. The brand is headquartered in Lebanon, Ohio. The production facility has produced a large number of series of race cars. Among the successful models of the brand is the DORAN JE4 Daytona prototype.

DP Motorsport

DP Motorsport Logo

Among tuning and design companies, the German design office DP Motorsport became world famous for its specialization in creating unique Porsche designs. Founded by Ekkehard Zimmermann in 1973, the brand managed to distinguish itself by creating unique shapes and designs for Porsche models such as the P 962, 935 DP II and III, Speedy Irishman, 911 Sleeper 3.2. The culmination was the dp44 Cargo model. All of the brand’s works, including the chassis of the 30 Formula-V and Super-V race cars designed personally by Zimmermann, are characterized by a special elegance and unrivaled appeal.

Drekar ASV

American car tuning is represented by a wide range of brands, among which Drekar ASV (American Specialty Vehicles) is especially famous. The company was founded by brothers Jan and Kurt Austin more than 85 years ago. The company became famous for its prototypes and unique specialty vehicles, including the Drekar Firebird Trans Am Z15 and ambulances. Today, the brand is a leader in the field throughout the southwestern United States. The brand is headquartered in the state of Arkansas, USA.


Dual-Ghia Logo

The Dual-Ghia car brand is an American car TM that is quite rare, as the brand has existed for only two years. Founded in 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, Dual-Motors Corporation and Carrozzeria Ghia focused on the one-off production of premium sports cars. Signature models, the Firearrow I, II, III, and IV, were built on the Dodge base. The Firebomb model was also developed and prepared for production. In 1958, production under this brand was completed.


Duesenberg Logo

In 1913, the Auburn, Indiana automobile company was formed in Auburn, Indiana. Founded by brothers Frederick and August Duesenberg, the company was to help realize the idea of offering the automotive market expensive luxury cars, the task of which was to maintain the image of the owner. It succeeded, and the brand entered the history of the automobile industry as a manufacturer of expensive, high-quality general-purpose cars and successful racing models. The brand was discontinued in 1937.

Du Pont Motors

Du Pont Motors Logo

Du Pont Motors is an American manufacturing company founded by E. Paul du Pont to produce engines for ships. After the end of World War I in 1919, the focus was refocused on the automobile industry in Wilmington, Delaware. The first automobile, the Model A, was unveiled at the International Salon at the Commodore Hotel in New York City in 1919. In 1928, the model G saw the light of day. Until 1931, the brand assembled and sold 625 cars. The luxury of finishing and ease of operation of models, their high quality, and stylishness put Du Pont cars in line with the elite products of that time from Packard, Cadillac, Stutz, and Duesenberg. In 1932, the brand was merged with Indian Motorcycle Company under the joint ownership of E. Paul du Pont.


Datsun Logo

The Japanese automobile brand Datsun was founded in 1911 and changed its original name to Nissan in 1934. It is based in Yokohama, Japan. After the renaming, the brand retained the parent trademark, continuing to produce models under the Datsun brand name. In 1914, the first DAT-Car was produced. The title monogram consisted of the last names of the investors. In 1918, the company was renamed Kwaishinsha Motor Car Co., Ltd. In 1925, to DAT Jidosha & Co., Ltd. Becoming a subsidiary of Tobata Casting Co., Ltd. in 1931, the brand was given another name, DAT Jidosha Seizo Co., Ltd, which gave rise to the name Datson and later Datsun cars. To strengthen Nissan’s core name, the brand was abandoned. But in 2012, the brand was revived, closing again in 2020.


DS Logo

The DS automaker, founded by the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group, was first announced in 2009 as a premium sub-brand. The company is headquartered in Paris, France. The name given to the brand is an acronym for Different Spirit or Distinctive Series, both a reference to the historic Citroën DS model and a play on words – a variant of the French déesse (goddess). In 2010, the first car, the DS3 hatchback, was launched. It is a combined variant of two models, Citroën C3 Pluriel and Citroën DS Inside. Since 2012 in China and from 2014 everywhere else, Citroën has excluded the DS from its lineup, making DS Automobiles independent.

DAF Trucks

DAF Trucks Logo

Dutch company DAF Trucks, headquartered in Eindhoven, began its history in 1928. Hubert van Doorne founded the company Commanditaire Vennootschap Hub van Doorne’s Machinefabriek. After expanding production in 1932, he changed the brand name to Van Doorne’s Aanhangwagen Fabriek, DAF. Since 1949, the company produced trucks, trailers, and buses, changing the name to Van Doorne’s Automobile Fabriek. The company’s first product was a car, DAF A30. Since 1956, the brand has been producing its own engines. Today, the brand has thousands of dealerships around the world.


DINA S.A. Logo

DINA is a truck and bus manufacturing company located in Ciudad Sahagun, Hidalgo, Mexico. Founded in 1951, it is part of the Grupo Empresarial G group, which it joined in 1989. The company is known for its numerous agreements with various global brands – Fiat, Renault, Flxible, Cummins, Perkins, Chrysler, Caterpillar, Scania, MCI, Škoda, Spicer, Eaton, and Dana, which has provided it with technological advantages and commercial success. Today, the brand’s products are buses widely used in Latin America for various purposes.


Dongfeng Logo

One of the largest Chinese corporations is Dongfeng Motor Corporation, or DFM, from Wuhan, China. It was founded in 1969 on the personal order of Mao Zedong. Production includes – light vehicles and all types of commercial vehicles, especially buses, components, and equipment. Today, this brand, along with Chang’an Motors, FAW Group, and SAIC Motor, heads the list of the best automakers in the country. It has several joint ventures with leading foreign brands – Volvo and Renault.

Drako Motors

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American company Drako Motors, Inc. was founded in 2013 by Dean Drako and Shiv Sikand in San Jose, California, USA. Its track record includes DriveOS and the Drako GTE luxury sports sedan, introduced in 2019 by The Quail Motorsport. In 2921, the brand announced the Drako Dragon, which features higher torque inverters with upgrades and new battery technology. The suspension and cooling system were redesigned.


Dayun Logo

Dayun Group, an automobile brand from Yuncheng, Shanxi, China, was founded in 1987. Being one of the largest Chinese conglomerates, the brand includes several subsidiaries – Dayun Light Truck, Dayun Motor, Dayun Motorcycle, Dayang Motorcycle, Weichai Engine, Dayun Real Estate Development, Luoyang Dayun. Each of them produces a certain type of vehicles and equipment, supplying them to domestic and foreign markets under a single Dayun brand. Thus, Dayun Light Truck, founded in 2009 in Chengdu (Sichuan Province, China), produces light trucks. Dayun Motor – produces heavy trucks.


Dartz Logo

Dartz Motorz, a Latvian subsidiary of Dartz Grupa OÜ from Estonia for the production of armored vehicles, is a follower of the Russo-Balt plant in Riga, Latvia. Its owner, Leonard F. Jankelovich, wanted to return the historical name, but it had already been bought earlier. The company was first talked about in 2009 after it introduced its Prombron model. It was created in 9 variants – Iron Diamond, Iron Xtal, Monaco Red Diamond Edition, Black Dragon, Black Russian, Gold Russian, Aladeen, White Horse, and Monako. In 2010, the T-98 Kombat was released. In 2014, we had a Black Shark and a Black Snake. The variants are sedan or station wagon standard or short/long wheelbase.


DAB Logo

The automobile brand DAB, or Danish Automobile Building, was founded in 1912 in the Danish city of Silkeborg by German J.W.Darr. The first products were trucks. Later, the company installed bus bodies on truck chassis. During the two world wars, the brand completely switched to the production of buses, becoming the largest manufacturer in the world. Cooperation with British Leyland Motors in 1953 allowed the use of brand components. In the 1970s, Leyland became the majority shareholder, renaming the company Leyland-DAB. In 1990, United Bus acquired shares in the brand. In 1997, the brand was renamed Scania A/B, Silkeborg. In 2002, the DAB name ceased to exist.

Dadi Auto

Dadi Auto Logo

Dadi Automobile Group Co., Ltd is a Chinese manufacturing company founded in 1988 by Baoding Dadi Auto Group in Baoding, China. Initially, the company produced defense vehicles. In 1988, after being renamed Dadi Auto, the company created its civilian pickup truck. The first lineup was Great Wall Motor and Zhongxing. In the 2000s, the brand shifted its focus to producing commercial vehicles. In 2011, the company was bought by CHTC, and in 2012, it was merged into Hengtian (CHTC) Dadi Automobile Co., Ltd.


Dallara Logo

One of the manufacturers of racing chassis and Formula 3 cars is the Dallara Automobili da Competizione brand, founded by Gian Paolo Dallara in 1972 near Parma, Italy. Dallara cars made their debut in the Italian Formula 3 race in 1978. In 1988, the company introduced Formula 1 cars used by the Scuderia Italia team. In 2009, the brand began developing a car for the Campos Meta team that was to compete in the 2010 championship. However, production was suspended due to the reorganization of the team, and the subsequent Hispania F110 did not live up to expectations.

Daniels Motor Company

Daniels Motor Company Logo

The pioneering American automobile brand Daniels Motor Company was founded in 1915 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. Its organizers were George E. Daniels and Neff E. Parish. The company was created to produce automobiles only on individual orders. Each automobile was a work of art. In 1916, 142 Daniels A cars were produced. In 1917, the three-seat Daniels B coupe was developed. A new factory was opened in the 1920s. The ensuing financial crisis in 1923 led to the decline and closure of the brand in 1924.

Dare (UK) Limited

Dare (UK) Limited Logo

Dare (UK) Limited is a British automobile manufacturer founded by brothers Ivor and Trevor Vallett and the latter’s son Mark in November 1990 in Colchester, UK. The founders own the rights to manufacture Ginetta, two models – the Ginetta G 4 and G 12. The brand itself was created to produce sports cars on behalf of the Japanese company Ginetta Cars, which ceased to exist in 1992. The Ginetta G 4 and G 12 models are still produced and sold today. The D3 and TG Sport models have become independent products of the brand.


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Daytona Motors

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De Dietrich

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De Lorean

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De Soto

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Deep Sanderson

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Devaux Pty Ltd

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DIM Motor Company

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DR Motor Company

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Duesen Bayern

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Dynasty Electric

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What expensive cars start with the letter D?

The most expensive brand for its time was Duesenberg, whose cars produced before World War II was more prestigious than Rolls-Royce models. Even today, the remaining running copies are valued in millions of dollars, exceeding the cost of many newer models from the super-expensive category. For example, a Duesenberg SSJ speedster sold for a record $22 million in 2018.

What is a D-type vehicle?

According to the European classification, type D refers to passenger cars, the third in the size category. Popularly, they are called “big cars.” They are defined by Euro NCAP as a large family car and, in the North American class – as a mid-size car. The compact executive cars also belong to this type.