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308 - 1960 Daimler SP250

 
 
 
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Registration YUU 98
Chassis Number 100637
Engine Number 89293
Odometer reading 14,778 miles
Estimate £26,000 - £30,000
Result Sold - £27,200

Introduced at the New York Motor Show of 1959, the Daimler Dart was a V8 powered sports car with controversial styling.  The Dart name was soon dropped after the threat of legal action from Chrysler who had a car of that name within their Dodge division; thereafter this new sports car was known as the SP250.  Power was provided by a 2.5 litre V8, designed by Edward Turner- famed for the legendary Triumph Speed Twin motorcycle engine of 1937. The V8 Daimler motor was revered for the smoothness of its power delivery, with 140bhp on tap.  Independent double wishbone front suspension at the front and half elliptical springs at the rear with a live rear axle kept the car on the road with stopping power supplied by hydraulic disc brakes on all four corners.  The coachwork was constructed with glass reinforced plastic providing a tough, strong and lightweight shape that enhanced performance with exciting and non-traditional looks.  The 120mph plus capability was recognised by the police and they were soon being used as high speed chase cars.

The SP250 offered today is an early 'A' series model and was registered on 24th March 1960 to Mr C.G. Wade of Aldershot. The Daimler has had a mere six keepers over its lifetime and presents well in ivory with tan leather. It comes with the original, factory supplied, hardtop as well as a hood and tonneau cover, providing a solution for all weathers. It is unusual in that it has its original wheel trims and hub covers, as so many have been converted to run on wire wheels. The registration number, YUU 98, is distinctive and original to the car, which is accompanied by a substantial history file. This includes the original buff logbook, MoT Test Certificates going back to 1972 and many invoices from marque expert Barry Thorne, including some for engine and gearbox rebuilds. A full respray was carried out in 1989 at a cost of £2,650 and the chassis has been strengthened in the relevant areas to later B/C specification.
More recent work carried out involved an overhaul of the braking system including the fitment of a new master cylinder, a steering upgrade to a later rack and pinion system, new tyres, a stainless steel exhaust system and the fitment of Pertronix electronic ignition with a  'flame thrower' coil and new high tension leads.

We are informed by the vendor that the car has a strong engine with excellent oil pressure and that it drives superbly. The Daimler comes with a V5C registration document and will have a fresh MoT test certificate at the time of sale. It is rare to find such an unspoilt, early, SP250 and this very tidy example is offered at a tempting estimate.