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Lot 179: Daimler 250 V8 Saloon

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

The V8-powered Daimler compact saloon came about as the result of the absorbtion of Daimler by Jaguar Cars in the early Sixties. Jaguar only wanted the extra capacity that the Daimler facility gave them but they also acquired the name and the lovely V8 engine, which had been penned by ex-Triumph Motorcycles' man, Edward Turner. The engine came in 2.5 and 4.5 litre forms but Jaguar would only use the 2.5 in a motor car application. With domed, motorcycle style, pistons and a hemispherical head, this sweet little engine offered more power than the baby Jaguar and the Daimler badge gave the car that extra bit of class. The model appealed to a new breed of Jaguar customer and remained in production through to 1969 with a name change in '67 from 2 1/2 Litre V8 Saloon to 250 V8 when the Jaguar MKII adopted the 240/340 title. The example offered here has been part of a large Jaguar and Daimler collection and has been in a barn for around six years, which is when it was last taxed and MoT tested. It is said to be the 71st from last built. Offered for major restoration, the car is thought to have benefited from an engine rebuild some years ago and comes complete with a number of parts. Registered on the 21st August 1969, this is a very late example.

Lot Details
Auction Classic - Collectors and Sports Cars
Barons, Esher Hall Sandown Park Exhibition Complex Surrey. UK
TypeCar
Lot Number179
Estimate£1000-£1500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£650
Year1969
Condition rating5
Registration numberCYT 303H
Mileage-
Chassis numberP1K5709 BW
Engine number7K5903
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors