Lot 119 - 1969 Daimler 250 Saloon V8
|Odometer reading||39,400 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,320|
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 body shell 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 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.
First registered in January of 1969 this automatic Daimler V8 saloon is presented in beautiful Regency Red with contrasting grey leather interior. A recent and expensive re-paint revealed the car had little or no rust and all the panels are stated to be original and in excellent order. This desirable power steering example presents very well with good chrome work complementing the coachwork.
Inside the carpet is in original and good condition, the wood dash is in fair condition and all gauges with the exception of the clock are in working order. Supplied with V5 Registration document, Jaguar Heritage certificate, a history file containing old MoT's, invoices and old log books and a new MoT test certificate. For the sale this is a well priced, desirable V8 Saloon previously owned by a Jaguar enthusiast.
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.