1969 Daimler 250 V8

Lot: 791

Sold for (£): 17,380
Offered for sale is a 2.5L 1969 Daimler 250 V8 automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 13 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores 80 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Mechanically restored with scope for some light restoration...

  • Repatriated from New Zealand in 2004. Currently dry-stored and used occasionally
  • Smart Dark Blue paintwork with gently patinated Grey interior and good veneers
  • Engine, gearbox, power steering and brakes stripped and rebuilt with all new bearings and seals.
  • Large history file suggests the mileage of 48,000 may well be correct


Lot Details

Registration: ANK 322G RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1969 Engine size: 2.5L
Make: Daimler Odometer reading (miles): 48719
Model: 250 V8 MOT expiry: 2018-09-17
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: 4K4087

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 80 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Original paint and chrome is complete and suffers only from the patina expected in an almost 50 year old car. Solid bodywork with no visual or structural corrosion due to low mileage and never being driven on salted roads. Some minor dents to the roof and one lower sill. Screen rubbers and door seals are sound and leak-free but are due for replacement. Period style roof mounted aerial has been fitted. Original tool kit included also.


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


Upholstery would apear to be original except for sun visors which have been hand fabricated and modelled to match factory fit. Leather is intact and sound. One small cigarette burn on drivers seat. Furflex is intact and sound but faded and due for replacement. Carpets are original and presentable - no unsightly wear or damage but what you'd expect of a low mileage, late 60's classic. Woodwork is all original and in excellent condition.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine has been stripped, cleaned, re-painted and had all new rings, bearings and seals throughout. Did not require any rebore or regrinding. Water pump, alternator and carburettors rebuilt. Radiator recored and electric fan fitted. Electronic ignition and full stainless steel exhaust fitted.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Auto transmission has been stripped, cleaned, painted and rebuilt with new clutches/band, bearings and seals throughout. New inhibitor switch fitted also.

Running Gear

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


All suspension and steering is original. Power steering system has been stripped, cleaned and all bearings/seals replaced. Brakes have been stripped, stainless sleeves, seals and pistons fitted to all wheel cylinders, new master cylinder fitted and uprated brake booster unit fitted. Back axle doesn't appear to require anything doing to it.


Minor: Major:


All electrics are fully functioning, except for the dashboard clock (low cost minor repair required), and the rev counter needs a little tap to make it read once the engine is running.

Vehicle History


First registered new in NZ in 1969 (built in Coventry Oct 1968), then purchased by the present owner and returned to the UK in 2004. All original new owner manuals and service history is included. Full NZ registration history documentation, the actual NZ registration plates and shipping to the UK documents are included. Dry-stored and never driven on salted roads. Comprehensive receipts for all work carried out. Jaguar Heritage certificate and photos of the original factory build log confirming matching part numbers and build specification included also.

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