1968 DAIMLER 250 SALOON (V8)
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 107
Year : 1968
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : WGU 733G
Chassis No. : P1K3642BW
Engine No. : TBC
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

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.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170