DAIMLER 250 V8 - £17,500 ovno
Model: 250 V8
Colour: Old English White
I personally imported this Daimler 250 V8 from New Zealand earlier this year. It was sourced directly by myself from the owner, who had previously owned it for 10 years. In this time the car had a great deal of work done to it, which makes it what it is today. The main work being a major gearbox overhaul, which you can feel the benefit of when driving her. I have a full breakdown, and receipt for this, which is quite detailed. The list goes on and on, which I will list separately, and try to keep in chronological order. It is showing 108k miles.
It was built in the UK in 1963, and shipped straight out to NZ. Having been in the much more metal friendly climate of New Zealands North Island majority of its life, the condition of this car has to be seen to be believed. It has a tiny couple of bubbles on the drivers door, about 2-3 inches above the bottom, which you have to look at to really see them, and likewise a couple on the bootlid. That is me being fussy, but I like to be to the point when summarizing. The bodywork, as in the photos is truly stunning!
The underside of the car is absolutely rock solid, and is testament to the care this one has had throughout its life. It arrived with me in the UK wearing steel wheels, mated to 5-stud hubs, and garnished with metal hub caps. I did not think these did the beautiful lines of the body justice, so sourced a set of original Jaguar/Daimler chrome wire spoke wheels. To fit these, I had to completely replace the 5-stud hubs, with centre spline hubs. These were purchased as a kit, brand new from the Jag Shop, Goldhawk Rd, London. Kit comprised of the four splines, all bearings, beautiful Daimler chrome centre spinners and a wooden fastening tool with correct mallet. I have kept all the tools to check the spinners, including a conical cleaning brush, and a fire extinguisher in a period suitcase in the boot. I have the original 5-stud wheels, plus all the hub components, which were removed. These will come with the car.
The wheels have correct size, new tyres, fitted with inner tubes, as the spoked wheels require. The spare wheel is also a chrome spokey, with new tyre and inner tube fitted. Original Jack is present, with ratchet handle, which has been properly tested, and works exactly as it should.
Chrome work on the car really has lasted well. One of the rear bumper overiders has a bit of chrome lifted, but as its on the rear face, so its not immediately visible. All chrome round the doors is very shiny, and actually nice and easy to get a mirror finish, that will make you smile. All window winders, catches, door handles, bonnet & boot release and door locks all work perfectly.
Now to how it drives. Where do I start. This car will put a big, broad smile on your face every time you push the starter button and hear that immense 2.5L V8 fire into life. On a beautiful, sunny weekend day, which weve had quite a few of recently, and thankfully, she just feels great to get in and drive. If youre reading this, and know these cars, youll know the feeling I describe. All of this boils down to where the car has lived. I dread to think what the UK roads, and weather would have done to it, if not cared for in the right way. The admiration, and kind comments the car gets certainly make the whole process of getting her here worthwhile.
Vehicle has satisfied all HMRC (NOVA) requirements, to which I can provide full documentation to verify. I have also fully registered it in the UK, with the DVLA, and have the V5 Logbook in my name, and the car is registered to my home address. It is MOT and Tax exempt, however it had a current WOF (NZ version of MOT) when I purchased it, which I also have in its folder of paperwork. I have the original Daimler book pack, plastic wallet, and hand written sale book with first purchasers name all the way back in 1963, with the vehicle. These items were really important to me when sourcing the vehicle, and for me added to the historical footprint, almost the story of its life. I am more than happy to discuss aspects of work and maintenance which Ive not mentioned over the phone (0-7-9-0-8 2-3-0-2-3-1)
Perfect for wedding car usage.
Fitted a brand new battery and isolator switch on 16/9.
Fitted brand new Distributor & HT Leads on 17/11.
Offers and part exchanges considered.
- 108000 Miles
- RefCode: DIY1143105
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