1968 Daimler V8 250 

Only 3,000 miles on reconditioned engine; sympathetically restored and repainted in 2012/13; power steering; stainless steel exhausts; ready to enjoy

Launched in 1962, the Daimler V8 was instantly distinguished from its Jaguar Mk2 siblings by the traditional Daimler fluted grille and was initially only available with a bench front seat and 3-speed automatic box. It was updated in 1967 with reclining front seats, slimmer bumpers, dynamo rather than alternator charging, a heated rear screen and various other upgrades, this model being known as the V8 250 rather than the 2.5 V8.

Otherwise identical to the Mk2, it featured all round disc brakes, independent front suspension and a Panhard rod located live rear axle. With 140bhp and 155lbft of torque on tap from its magnificently smooth and sonorous V8, the Daimler was capable of 115mph. It was also said to enjoy superior chassis dynamics to its Jaguar siblings thanks to its more favourable weight distribution due to the lighter engine.

First registered in September 1968, this attractive V8 250 comes with various invoices attesting to upkeep over the last 30+ years. An album of photos shows that it was sympathetically restored in 2012/13 which included a bare metal repaint, new carpets and a new headlining. In 2016 it was fitted with a fully reconditioned engine supplied by Dartford Rebore of Kent at a cost of £3,000 since when the car has only covered around 3,000 miles.

Finished in Golden Sand with a nicely mellowed tan leather interior, it has the desirable option of power steering which makes parking a doddle. Fitted with stainless steel exhausts at some point in the past, it also comes with an original owner’s handbook.

In the current ownership for the last six years, it is said to drive beautifully and has certainly been starting promptly and running sweetly as we have moved it around on site, with good 40psi oil pressure. Although it no longer needs one, it has an MOT until March 2023 with no advisories recorded. A very genuine car all round, it is ready for a new owner to enjoy right away.

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email james.dennison@brightwells.com

Reg No: WGU733G
Chassis Number: P1K3642BW
Engine Number: 7K3768
Engine Size: 2548CC
Docs: V5C; old style V5; MOT March 2023 with no advisories; 5 old MOTs; invoices; restoration photos; handbook

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £17,500-19,500

Lot 342

Lot ended

Thursday 23/06/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£16,800
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