Lot 234 - 1966 Daimler 250 Saloon (V8)
|Odometer reading||81,054 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,680|
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 T120 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. It had the option of a four-speed, manual gearbox with overdrive or a three-speed, automatic gearbox.
These delightfully handsome Daimlers are becoming highly sought after and, when inspecting this vehicle, it is easy to understand why. First registered on 1st September 1966, 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 engine is very smooth, quiet in operation and the automatic transmission performed faultlessly on our test drive. More recently the brake master cylinder has been renewed. 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.
Previous lotLot 233 - 1988 Austin Maestro 1.3L
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.