1969 Daimler 250 V8 Automatic Saloon

Lot: 718

Sold for (£): 9,680
Offered for sale is a 2.5L 1969 Daimler 250 V8 automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 92 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A classic silhouette in a groovy Sixities colour...Apart from gaining a much-needed extra factory, Jaguar's acquisition of Daimler in 1960 also brought with it the exquisite Ed Turner-designed V8 engine. 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 250 V8 rather than the 2.5 V8.

Otherwise identical to the Mk II, 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.

Presented in the distinctive colour combination of Willow Green with a contrasting Dark Green leather interior, this handsome 1969, Daimler 250 V8 Automatic is believed to have been fully restored. Indicating 57,600 miles (unwarranted) this automatic car certainly looks the part and the paintwork is bright and fresh. The interior is tidy and the leather is nicely patinated. Fitted with electronic ignition, power steering and a Moto-Lita steering wheel, the vendor advises us that everything required has been expertly and professionally attended to. In possession of a current MoT until December 2016 (with no advisories), the car is described as being in excellent condition and an absolute pleasure to drive.

Lot Details

Registration: ALU30H RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1969 Engine size: 2.5L
Make: Daimler Odometer reading (miles): 57600
Model: 250 V8 MOT expiry: 2016-12-17
Warranted: No Chassis number: P1K5263BW

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 92 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Superb looking and driving car.

Interior

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

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Super inside.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

All mechanical work required has been carried out professionally Electronic ignition fitted Power steering Motilita steering wheel.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

Drives beautifully.

Running Gear

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

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Runs excellently, new brakes, discs 7.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

Everything works well.

Vehicle History

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