Lot 248 - 1968 Daimler 250 V8
|Odometer reading||74,126 miles|
|Result||Sold - £17,080|
This example of Daimler’s 1960s line-up utilised the powerful 2.5 litre, V8 engine made famous in the 250SP. This model range, launched in 1962, was effectively a rebadged Mk. II but the engine was a silky-smooth power plant mated to a standard automatic gearbox. In 1967, it was renamed the V8-250 and differed in relatively small details such as sleek, slimline bumpers and overriders, an alternator instead of a dynamo and twin air cleaners; one for each carburettor.
This example of the V8 powered Daimler 250 is presented in possibly the best colour combination of deep navy blue with contrasting biscuit trim. Fully restored between 2016 and 2019 by Rotaflow engineers, they took the car right back to bare metal, restoring the original bodywork with old fashioned tried and tested hand work skills. The car has been rebuilt to original factory standards maintaining Daimler originality. According to printed photographic documentation and indeed a web page there were no time or budget limits on the project; nothing was rushed and the entire project took over 3000 hours. The engine was stripped, cleaned, de-coked and then carefully re-built. The radiator was sent away to be professionally re-cored and repainted to as new condition. The original Daimler wooden interior was re-veneered and replaced. The interior carpets were beyond repair, so they were completely removed and replaced with a luxury interior carpet. The seats were cleaned and restored and the car re-painted back to its original Daimler colour. The rest of the car that didn’t need any engineering was fully removed, restored and refitted with brand new tyres, new bulbs, all fluids drained and re-filled and all fixtures and fittings tightened and re-sealed. We are told no stone was left unturned on this project. Wanting to be both sympathetic to the original car and ensuring the work has been carried out to the highest possible standards, this is a lovely example of the Daimler 250 V8.
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