1968 DAIMLER 250 SALOON (V8)
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 214
Year : 1968
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : FMB 630G
Chassis No. : P1K3281BW
Engine No. : 7K3460
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


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 bodyshell 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.

This two owner from new Daimler V8 is a fine example, finished
in dark blue with red leather interior. The coachwork is in very
good order as is the chromework and the sumptuous interior has a
delightful patina. The V8 engine purred into life when requested
and sounded good. We are advised this Daimler drives as well as she
looks with the automatic transmission operating smoothly and
efficiently. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a
current MoT test certificate valid until 26th June 2017, together
with a comprehensive and interesting history folder; these handsome
Daimlers are becoming highly desirable. The curvaceous styling,
together with an engaging dashboard, mated to some wonderful
mechanics, it is easy to see why a Daimler V8 saloon is regarded as
one of Coventry's finest productions.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170