1961 Daimler Dart SP250 B-Spec

Lot: 525

Sold for (£): 22,200
Offered for sale is a 2.5L 1961 Daimler SP250 (B-Spec) 'Dart' automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 6 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 105 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Delightfully presented after a complete bespoke restoration....

  • Desirable 'B-spec' example with the strengthened chassis 
  • Very sound, ex-California car imported (without engine or gearbox) in 2013
  • Converted to right-hand drive and complete, body-off, photo-documented, five year, bespoke restoration
  • Fitted with a V8 250 saloon engine and BW35 automatic box. Lovely engine bay
  • Delightfully finished in Bentley Verdant Green with a superb parchment leather interior 
  • Figured walnut dashboard, chrome wires, whitewall tyres, Speedwell mirrors, white hardtop
  • Workshop manual (correct engine and gearbox), parts manual, Heritage record, wiring diagrams

Lot Details

Registration: 998 XVC RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1961 Engine size: 2.5L
Make: Daimler Odometer reading (miles):
Model: SP250 (B-Spec) 'Dart' MOT expiry: 2020-06-20
Warranted: No Chassis number: 100915

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 105 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Refubished Hardtop. 


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


New piston rings and big ends. Refurbished SU carbs.  All new exhaust, S/S 4-branch exhaust manifold. New fuel pump. Because the saloon engine is different, I have modified the sump and fitted a skid pan below the sump to protect it as it is lower than the Dart engine.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Refurbished BW35 auto box.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Refubished disc brakes, rear shocks, steering wheel and all suspension powder coated. New front shocks, rubber edging, and suspension bushes. All new wheels and tyres, brake pads and discs, brake and fuel pipes.


Minor: Major:


New Radio. 

Vehicle History


Ex-California vehicle, exported in 1962 and reimported in 2013, chassis number is 100915. Complete with a file of invoices, workshop manual with correct engine and gearbox, parts manual, photo record of complete restoration, Heritage record, new wiring diagrams, and ½ lt. top-coat paint. MoT until June 2020, issued with no advisories.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history