1964 DAIMLER V8-250
H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 85
Year : 1964
Engine Size : 2548cc
Colour : Grey
Interior : Blue
Registration No. : AGV372B
Chassis No. : 1A6388BW
Engine No. : 7A13126
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The V8-250 was a derivative of the MKII Jaguar. It took its name from the engine that powered it - a lightweight, eight-cylinder unit of 2548cc designed by Edward Turner. Following the merger between Jaguar and Daimler, it was decided the V8 was the perfect basis for an upmarket version of the MKII. Being more powerful than Jaguar's own 2.4-litre straight-six, the V8 endowed the Saloon with greater performance, and being lighter it arguably resulted in superior handling and more nimble steering. The V8-250 continued in manufacture until production of all MKII derivatives ceased in 1969, by which time some 17,620 had been made. The tidy automatic transmission example offered was first registered in November 1964, sports Grey bodywork teamed with a Blue leather interior and comes with an MOT to April 12, 2017. Those lucky enough to have owned one, know the V8-250 has a magic all of its own and good ones are increasingly sought after.