Lot 249 - 1964 Daimler V8 250 Saloon
|Odometer reading||77,168 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
When Jaguar got hold of Daimler they had a great 2.5 V8 engine that Edward Turner had recently designed and had been putting into the enigmatic Daimler Darts. They discovered it fitted nicely in the Mk. II body shell and had the added bonus of performing better than the entry level 2.4 litre XK units without out-shining the larger power plants. The V8-250 used domed motorcycle pistons to achieve its compression ratio. It's lighter than the XK-engined Mk. II and so benefits from improved fuel economy. It also had the option of a four speed manual gearbox with overdrive or a three speed automatic box.
Originally white in colour, this automatic version presented here today sports silver coachwork contrasting well with a rich red leather interior the condition throughout is good with the leather showing wear but no damage. The original Motorola wireless is still in situ and she sits on chrome wire wheels. The history file contains a UK V5C registration document and owners manual.
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