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Lot 160A: Daimler 250 V8 Saloon

Classic - Collectors and Sports Cars, Barons (28 October 2013)

In 1960, Jaguar took over Daimler and inherited the lovely Edward Turner V8 engine but the Jaguar 'boss', William Lyons, was said to have no feelings for the SP250, in which it was used and production ceased in 1964. Lyons along with Jack Sangster (who was also, previously, at Ariel, Triumph and BSA) obviously liked the engine and in 1962 made the recommendation that it should be put into a Jaguar MkII body shell. This became known as the Daimler 2.5L V8 saloon which enjoyed tremendous success in that it outsold the 2.4 Jaguar MkII. In 1967 the name was changed to the Daimler V8 250 as other alterations were made at that time, such as slimmer front and rear bumpers (similar to the Jaguar 240 and 340 models of the late sixties), a padded lower screen rail instead of the existing wood, reclining, ventilated front leather seats, an alternator instead of the dynamo and a rear heated screen as an option. Production of the Daimler V8/240/340 ceased when the new XJ6 came on stream and the Jaguar range was reduced to a single model. This 1967 example is said to have a rust free body, a clean underside and has not been not welded, due to the long standing rust protection in place. A partial repaint was carried out, to improve the cosmetics and the interior has been restored using the original trim. The front bumper, over riders and grille have been re chromed to match the rest of the unmarked bright work. The car has also been equipped with the correct splined hubs and front bearings to accommodate new MWS chrome wire wheels with new Vredestein tyres (all original parts will be with the car)The car is said to have covered 63,000 miles with MOT's from 1973. The vendor believes that the recorded mileage is correct. The car is fitted with Coombs style rear spats but the originals are with the car. The interior has benefited from re lacquered door cappings, the front seats were re upholstered, retaining the original leather trim and a new Mota Lita steering wheel is fitted. (original with car). The car is also equipped with electronic ignition and has just received a full service to include all fluids (gear and steering box etc). A new up rated alternator with belts, has been fitted along with new starter solenoid. A very rare factory manual with overdrive transmission offered complete with a Heritage certificate.

Lot Details
Auction Classic - Collectors and Sports Cars
Barons, Esher Hall Sandown Park Exhibition Complex Surrey. UK
Lot Number160A
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£11300
Condition rating2
Registration numberNDD 709F
Chassis number1K2174DN
Engine number7K2237
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors