Lot 202: 1966 Daimler 250 V8 Saloon
In October 1959 the Jaguar Mk II appeared similar to the earlier Mk I but with much larger glass area, it boasted a wider rear track to improve roadholding, minor suspension changes and all round disc rather than drum brakes. There was also a further option in the form of a 2 litre V8 engined Daimler model. Sharing an identical body shell to the Jaguars, it was identifiable by a traditionally fluted radiator grille and '2 Litre V8' motif on the boot lid. Running gear remained as for the Jaguars but at its heart was a superb cast-iron V8 engine with alloy cylinder heads. The V8 is a sweet-revving and willing gem, smooth and refined; producing 140bhp at 5,800rpm and 1551b.ft at 3,600rpm, it also provided sparkling performance via its standard automatic transmission, and was appreciably faster than the 2.4 litre Jaguar. This original right hand drive Daimler was restored in the early nineties and since then was in the sole ownership of a Belgian gentleman who used it sparingly and only during the summer months. When not used we understand that the car was always garaged. The expert evidence dating from 1996 showed a then mileag of approximately 75,000 miles, the odometer now reads some 79,000 miles. The car has been regularly serviced during the last 10 years and has recently been fitted with a new petrol tank, fuel pump, water pump and battery, to ensure trouble free motoring. Finished in dark metallic grey and fitted its original burgundy leather interior and burr walnut dash, this Belgian registered car is sure to please its new owner for many more miles to come.
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