1968 DAIMLER V8-250
H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 21
Year : 1968
Engine Size : 2548cc
Colour : Willow Green
Interior : Green
Registration No. : JPR806F
Chassis No. : P1K3031BW
Engine No. : 7K3134
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


- Extensively restored at a cost of c. £60,000
- Full engine overhaul by Russ Carpenter (V8 250 expert)
- Comprehensive history file including photographs of the restoration
Among the smarter Daimler V8-250s that we have encountered, 'JPR 806F' was treated to an extensive mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment during the late 1990s / early 2000s. The saloon's automatic gearbox and V8 engine were professionally overhauled (the latter by model expert Russ Carpenter), while the highly regarded Jaguar restorers CMC of Bridgnorth undertook a bare metal repaint in its original hue of Willow Green. The interior received a new headlining, door panels, furflex, carpets, sill plates and Kenwood stereo with CD autochanger. Upgraded to electronic ignition, the Daimler also gained a new wind tone horn, uprated wiper washers, halogen headlights and hazard warning lights. The suspension was improved via new rear springs, shock absorbers and various bushes, while the brakes were fitted with uprated Coopercraft 4-pot front callipers and stainless steel hoses etc. Since 2010, the V8-250 has further benefited from attention to its power steering, engine mounts, heater, spark plugs / ignition leads. Deemed by the vendor to be in 'very good' condition with regard to its engine, automatic transmission, bodywork, paintwork, electrical equipment and interior trim, the Daimler is offered for sale with previous owners' details, restoration photos, original handbook, service book, workshop manual, parts book and assorted receipts / invoices.
Major bodywork restoration by the highly regarded Jaguar restorer CMC Bridgnorth during the late 1990s and early 2000s including a bare metal re-spray in its original Willow Green, extensive re chroming including the bumpers and grille and a new windscreen.
New headlining, door panels, furflex, carpets, sill plates and installation of a Kenwood stereo with cd auto changer.
Full overhaul by Russ Carpenter (V8 250 expert)
Engine re bored, crank re ground, new pistons and bearings, camshaft and followers re profiled, tappet chest modified to eliminate valve rattle, fully balanced, uprated oil pump, timing cover and front pulley modified to eliminate oil leaks, new design valve guides and oil seals, new inlet and Stainless steel exhaust valves to allow use of unleaded fuel and a new exhaust system.
Overhauled by specialist and new prop shaft mountings.
Distributor overhauled, electronic ignition, alternator overhauled, uprated wiper washers, new wind tone horn, Halogen headlights and hazard warning lights.
New rear springs and bushes, new shock absorbers, suspension overhauled including panhard rod, torque arm and anti-roll bar with new bushes.
Coopercraft 4-pot front callipers, new brake servo and vacuum tank, new brake lines and stainless steel hoses with new discs on the front and rear.
Overhauled by CMC including new PAS tie rods, steering box and pump.
Road wheels shot blasted, rust proofed and re sprayed.
Work done since 2010:
Steering geometry re set to factory settings, steering box overhauled to factory settings, engine mounts replaced, heating system overhauled including replacement heater matrix, control valve thermostat and temperature sender, new plugs and leads and the engine set to factory settings.
History file
A comprehensive history file is offered with the Daimler which details previous owners, photographs of the restoration, original handbook, service book, workshop manual, parts book, old Mots and tax disc and various invoices and receipts for the work carried out.
Vendor Conditions Ratings
Bodywork Excellent
Engine Excellent
Electrical Equipment Excellent
Paintwork Very Good
Transmission Excellent
Interior Trim Very Good