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Lot No. 508 - 1968 Daimler V8-250

Estimate: £15,000 - £18,000

+ buyers premium of 13.2% (including VAT at 20%)

Recently fastidiously recommissioned and we can't recall having seen a better one.
Details Specification Condition Report
  • Introduced in October 1967, the V8-250 was a minor facelift of the long-running 2.5 V8 saloon
  • Differences were minor; slimline bumpers and over-riders, negative-earth electrics, an alternator instead of a dynamo, padded door cappings, reclinable split-bench front seats and a heated rear window
  • This example is delightfully finished in Willow Green with its original Cinnamon leather interior, automatic gearbox and factory power-assisted steering
  • Registered and supplied by Glovers of Harrogate in 1968 to Mrs Phyllis Lockwood of Harrogate
  • Purchased by its third owner in 1976. Mothballed in dry storage around 1980
  • Service entries at 830, 9,276, 12,017, 15,461, 22,314, 24,006, 25,082, 30,210, 34,690, 37,381, 42,303, 46,095 miles
  • Recently painstakingly recommissioned by a much-respected client of ours whose work is simply world-class. Full details in the condition report
  • Original sills, original interior, stunning engine bay, and factory panel gaps. (probably a tad better)
  • Supplied with the original green logbook, owner's manual, original service records, 'running-in' advice, period Sales Brochure, toolkit and two sets of keys
  • Matching numbers as confirmed by the Heritage Certificate 
  • 59,994 warranted miles. Fresh MOT until July 2022 (no advisories). Very sensibly guided
  • It's a funny old world, a Mk 2 Jaguar in similar condition would be guided at least twice as much
Year of manufacture:
1968
Make:
Daimler
Chassis number:
P1K4258BW
# of cylinders:
8
Transmission:
Automatic
Engine capacity:
2.5
Body colour:
Willow Green
MOT Expiry:
Friday 08 July 2022
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
AWY 601G
Model:
V8-250
Engine number:
7K4441
Interior colour:
Cinnamon Leather
Odometer Reading:
59954
miles
Warranted Mileage:
Warranted

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

108 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Immaculate paintwork with excellent shut lines and superb chrome.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Excellent original condition.

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Smooth and responsive. Recent tasks; "Carry out major recommission and service. Change engine oil and filter. Check and adjust valve clearances. Replace water pump, drive belts and all coolant hoses with the correct string reinforced type. Re core radiator. Remove heater unit, free, lubricate flaps and service heater valve. Flush out cooling system and install fresh Bluecol antifreeze. Replace distributer points, adjust dwell angle and set ignition timing. Renew fuel tank. Service, balance and tune carburettors including the replacing jet diaphragms and needle valves. Service alternator, replace roller bearing and drive belt. Renew battery."

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

Smooth gearchanges and responsive kickdown. Recent tasks; "Drain automatic gearbox fluid. Remove sump pan, clean screen type filter, adjust brake bands, refill with the correct Borg Warner type fluid and adjust line pressure for optimum gear change quality."

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

Recent tasks; "Overhaul and re seal brake callipers, master cylinder and servo. Replace rear brake discs, pad and dust shields. Replace brake pipes and hoses as necessary. Replace NS front and OS rear wheel bearings. Re pack the remaining with fresh grease and adjust end float. Replace all 4 subframe rubber mountings. Replace track rod end and bottom ball joint gaiters and grease. Adjust tracking. Replace differential pinion oil seal and change oil with fresh EP90. Grease propellor shaft splines. Lubricate rear leaf springs."

Electrics

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Vehicle History

Remarks

Original service booklet, old style green logbook, Heritage Certificate, handbooks and brochure. Toolkit, 2 sets of keys. 3 private owners. Registered and supplied a by Glovers of Harrogate in 1968 to Mrs Phyllis A Lockwood of Prince of Wales Mansions Harrogate. B Leslie Esq of Harrogate was the following owner, and the last owner purchased the Daimler in circa 1976. Serviced entries at the following mileages: 830, 9276, 12017, 15461, 22314, 24006, 25082, 30210, 34690, 37381, 42303, 46095. Mothballed in dry storage in approx. 1980 and recently recommissioned.

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