1966 DAIMLER 250 SALOON (V8)
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 234
Year : 1966
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : See Text
RHD
Registration No. : NBP 169D
Chassis No. : 1A11217BW
Engine No. : 1A11217BW
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale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 T120 Bonneville
motorcycle: the V8-250 used domed motorcycle pistons to achieve its
compression ratio. It's lighter-weight than the XK-engined Mk. II
therefore gets better fuel economy and handles better. It had the
option of a four-speed, manual gearbox with overdrive or a
three-speed, automatic gearbox.

These delightfully handsome Daimlers are becoming highly sought
after and, when inspecting this vehicle, it is easy to understand
why. First registered on 1st September 1966, the light blue
coachwork on NBP 169D is unmarked and the dark blue leather
interior has a beautiful patina, complimented by a highly figured
wooden dashboard.

The engine is very smooth, quiet in operation and the automatic
transmission performed faultlessly on our test drive. More recently
the brake master cylinder has been renewed. Sitting proudly on
chrome wire wheels, this Daimler is supplied with a V5C
registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until 17th
February 2017 (no advisories) and a good history folder. A great
opportunity to purchase one of Coventry's finest, in splendid,
immediately usable condition.

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