Registered on the 28th April 1967 This Daimler 250 V8 has a true feel of nostalgia about it, where can i start, well for example i can tell you it was originally registered to The Bowater paper company in knightsbridge a company famous in the sixties for a very public fight with HM Inspector of taxes the paperwork includes the original Owners service policy, registration of ownership, hand typed and never sent off to the Daimler Motor company, the corner even says "Must be stamped full letter rate 4d" even the signature by the dealer almost makes you wonder what happened to the salesman?
The Book Pack contains The Daimler 2 1/2 Litre V8 Saloon Operating, maintenance and service hand book, which is a 66 page step back in time to when there was only one type face and diagrams where proffesionally drawn explaining even the simplist of things.
A copy of sales and service facilities in the United kingdom, The Daimler 2 1/2 Lt wheel changing suppliment, a Lucas Electrical equipmemt wiring diagram Issued June 1963. the Tudor Webasto Continental sunroof instruction manual stamped with the slogan "...the finest sunroof in the world".
A blank Daimler accident enquiry form with envelope, A Daimler V8 250 maintenance wall chart showing recommended lubricants and all the routine maintanance schedule, some old MOT's and an old tax disc costing £46.75 (remember those days).
The Daimler V8-250 was a four-door saloon produced in Coventry, England by Daimler from August 1967–1969. It was an updated version of the 2.5-V8 Saloon, introduced in late 1962. The V8-250 differs from the earlier 2.5-V8 in relatively small details: having the 'narrow' bumpers (shared with the Jaguar 240/340), negative-earth electrical system, an alternator (instead of a dynamo) and twin air cleaners, one for each carburettor. Other new features included ventilated leather upholstery. Power Steering and Overdrive were optional extras; aside from the engine the Daimler V8-250 was otherwise indistinguishable from the Jaguar 240/340. The 250's place in the Jaguar range was always ill-defined. Whilst historically Daimler had been a more luxurious brand than Jaguar, the 250, though far better equipped than the base-model Jaguar 240, lacked some interior appointments found on the 340. The Daimler 250's engine, being a V8 (generally considered a highly prestigious feature), producing 142 bhp (106 kW). This was in between the outputs of the 2.4- and 3.4-litre six-cylinders. This produced a car with a highly prestigious badge sitting in the middle of its parent-company's range.
In 1968 most of the Jaguar range was replaced by the new XJ6 and the following year saw the launch of the Daimler Sovereign variant, which effectively replaced both the V8-250 and the 420-based Sovereign. Henceforth all new Daimlers would be re-badged Jaguars with no engineering links to the pre-1960 Daimlers
The engine was originally designed by Edward Turner whilst the body was the work of William Lyons, With 3-speed Borg Warner 35 automatic.
Must be seen to appreiciate, the one thing on any online advert you cannot portray is the smell you can only get from a 45 year old classic.
Yes there are signs of wear but it doesnt detract from the beauty and feeling you get when you sit behind the wheel of this car it almost transports you back to the sixties and the the romance of that era.
Finished in Metallic Grey with Red leather, Wooden Dash and all the original features, She has 12 Months MOT and Tax is obviously FREE (my favorite price) New Classic Tyres all round,
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