Lot 155 - 1969 Daimler V8 250
|Sold - £8,120
- Beautiful original interior
- Power assisted rack and pinion steering
- Engine rebuilt 12,000 miles ago
The Daimler V8 250 was produced by Daimler from 1962 to 1969. It is known for its elegant design, luxurious interior and powerful engine. The V8 250 is powered by a 2.5-litre V8 engine, producing 140bhp and 155 lb-ft of torque, which provides a far smoother and more refined driving experience to its shoutier Jaguar cousin. The V8 250 was a popular choice among luxury car buyers in the 1960s due to its comfortable ride and high-end features, such as leather seats, wood trim, and electric windows. Its classic design, with its iconic fluted grille and sleek lines, has aged well and is still highly regarded by classic car enthusiasts.
This particular example presents in superb order with a good shine to the paint and chromework and still retains its charming original interior. The engine was rebuilt in 2000 at 91,742 miles, meaning the car has only covered around 12,000 miles since. Our vendor reports the car drives exactly as it should and drove the car 60 miles to the sale. The main party piece of this car is the fitment of power assisted rack and pinion steering in 2019, which really enhances the handling and driveability of the car. Power steering is an expensive upgrade on these cars, costing something in the region of £3,000 today, so is sure to be a very welcome addition for the next owner. Another very welcome addition is electronic ignition, and a subtle stainless steel exhaust, which provides a lovely sound without being too loud when cruising at moderate speeds. This Daimler is ready to be enjoyed this summer as it is and is being offered without reserve.
Guide price: £10,000 - £15,000
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