Lot 309 - 1966 Daimler 250 Saloon (V8)
|Odometer reading||81,041 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,600|
When Jaguar got hold of Daimler, they had a great 2.5 litre, V8 engine that Edward Turner had recently designed and had been putting into the enigmatic Daimler Dart. They discovered it fitted nicely in the Mk. II bodyshell and had the added bonus of being quicker than the entry level 2.4 litre XK units without out-shining the larger power plants. Being designed by Turner, it shares at least eight parts with the Triumph T-120 Bonneville motorcycle: the V8-250 used domed motorcycle pistons to achieve its compression ratio. It's lighter-weight than the XK-engined Mk. II therefore gets better fuel economy and handles better, although lacks the performance of the 3.4 litre and 3.8 litre. It had the option of a four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive or a more desirable three-speed automatic gearbox.
These delightfully handsome Daimlers are becoming highly sought after and when inspecting this vehicle it is easy to understand why. The light blue coachwork on NBP 169D is unmarked and the dark blue leather interior has a beautiful patina, complimented by a highly figured wooden dashboard. The vendor is selling his pride and joy for health reason, indeed when he was looking to purchase a Daimler 250 he spent over two years searching for such a fine example. The engine is very smooth and quite in operation and the automatic transmission performed faultlessly on our test drive. Sitting proudly on chrome wire wheels, this Daimler is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until 17th February 2017 (no advisories) and a good history folder. A great opportunity to purchase one of Coventry's finest, in splendid, immediately usable condition.
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