1968 Daimler V8-250

Lot: 920

Sold for (£): 17,600
Offered for sale is a 2.5L 1968 Daimler V8 automatic. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 108 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A stunning example of the perennially undervalued V8-250...


  • The exquisite Ed Turner-designed, 2548cc 'Hemi' V8 installed into the Jaguar MkII bodyshell
  • A 2nd-generation 250 with reclining front seats, slimmer bumpers, dynamo, and heated rear screen
  • Superbly presented in, virtually unmarked, Opalescent Silver Grey after a £22,500 restoration
  • Gently patinated Dark Blue leather, Good dashboard veneers and roll top. Original Motorola
  • Good history file with plenty of old MoTs, invoices for work carried out, and restoration receipts
  • It's a funny old world. A MkII Jaguar in this wonderful condition would be guided at twice this figure


Lot Details

Registration: MHP 573F RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1968 Engine size: 2.5L
Make: Daimler Odometer reading (miles): 42000
Model: V8 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: P1K2664BW

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 108 / 135


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Vehicle History


By installing this 2,548cc 'Hemi' into the MKII bodyshell, Jaguar hoped to create a more exclusive, upmarket car that would appeal to Daimler's more traditional client base. Launched in 1962, the new model was instantly distinguished from its Jaguar 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 MKII, 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 relatively light-weight engine.

About the Condition Report

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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