1960 Daimler Dart SP250
Original UK car; one German owner from 1990 to 2021; very sound and original with a nice patina; nice transferable number; on the button and ready to go
As the SP250 Register dating letter confirms, this Daimler Dart left the factory in May 1960 finished in Ivory with a black interior and was sold new via Spink’s of Bournemouth. A copy of an old V5 shows that by the 1980s it had moved to North Shields and in 1990 it was acquired by a German gentleman, Mr Tietz of Igersheim, who was to keep it for the next 31 years.
A good file of invoices attest to regular upkeep during Tietz’s ownership but unfortunately our knowledge of German is not up to the task of translating these, although there are also a few invoices in English for parts ordered from David Manners in the West Midlands. Suffice it to say that the German TUV (equivalent to our MOT) is famously strict so the car must have been maintained in good roadworthy condition during this 31-year period.
Our vendor acquired the car from Mr Tietz in February this year and brought it back to the UK (with NOVA documents to show that any duties have been paid) and succeeded in regaining the original Bournemouth-issue registration number, 6688 EL, which is transferable according to the V5C.
Recently fitted with a new set of HT leads, the car has an MOT until March 2022 with just two minor advisories for play in the n/s and o/s upper front suspension bushes. An old MOT from 1989 records the mileage at that time as 9,212, a total which has since only risen to 14,136 miles.
Starting promptly and running nicely as we have moved it around on site, with good 40psi oil pressure, it appears to be in largely original condition throughout with a nice patina and a very sound chassis.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
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