Lot 107 - 1968 Daimler 250 Saloon (V8)

Lot 107 - 1968 Daimler 250 Saloon (V8)

Lot 107 - 1968 Daimler 250 Saloon (V8)

Lot Number 107
Registration WGU 733G
Chassis Number P1K3642BW
Engine Number TBC
Odometer reading 17,044 miles
Estimate £15,000 - £18,000
Result Sold - £14,280

The Daimler 2.5 litre, V8 saloon was launched in late 1962 and was, effectively, a rebadged Mk. II. The major difference was that it was fitted with the silky smooth, Edward Turner designed, V8 power plant. A Daimler fluted grill, rear number plate surround, wheel trims, badges and interior details, further distinguished it from its Jaguar cousin. In 1967, this Daimler compact saloon was renamed the V8-250 and differed in relatively small details such as, slimline bumpers and overriders (shared with the Jaguar 240/340), negative-earth electrical system, an alternator instead of a dynamo and twin air cleaners; one for each carburettor. Other new features included padding over the instrument panel, padded door cappings and ventilated leather upholstery, reclining split-bench front seats and a heated rear window. Power steering and overdrive were optional extras.

This 1968 example of the V8-250 that has recently undergone a body and interior restoration, these works were carried out between 2014 and 2015 by Bob Fisher's Garage in Kent, with photographic record. The history file shows that the original engine was replaced during 1991 but importantly, this replacement engine has been reconditioned earlier in 2016. In excess of £5,000 has been expended over the past 12 months to keep this Daimler in fine order. As you would expect, the coachwork presents very well and is complimented by the attractive tan leather interior. The engine starts easily with the automatic transmission operating smoothly. Sadly presented from a deceased estate, WGU 733G comes with a small file of invoices, an MoT test certificate valid until August 2017 and a UK V5 registration document.  Offered with an attractive estimate, WGU 733G awaits its next loving owner.

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.

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