The classic Daimler 250 V8 is a charming car, as luxurious on the road as a cruise ship is at sea.
We bring you here a most sumptuous Daimler V8 250.
Superficially, a Daimler 250 is a badge-engineered Jaguar Mk2. Only a discerning car buff would clock the moulded Daimler grille in place of the Jaguar mascot. But the Daimler isn't a leaping cat with a few changed spots, and should be celebrated as a big beast in its own right. It is powered by the last authentic Daimler engine after Jaguar's takeover – which is not only a dazzling piece of engineering, but imbues the car with a quite different character.
If Jaguar's legendary 3.8-litre is about pouncing faster than Mick Jagger in a singles bar, the more aristocratic Daimler arrives in its own good time. This is a car for driving to the House and then to the club, not for storming up motorways. The Edward Turner engine that found itself in a Williams Lyons body may have been designed for the sporty Daimler Dart but in a compact saloon achieves leisurely progress. It is because the Daimler finds high speeds rather undignified it has been overlooked by enthusiasts.
ABOUT THIS CAR
As the title states, we dare you to find better. This car has had a no expense spared restoration in 2010 and its condition is still pretty much how it was when it was restored.
Perfect body. Perfect paintwork, new rubber everywhere.
Like new interior in cream leather, including door cards. Like new hoodlining. Beautiful woodwork. Like new carpets. All instruments work and in immaculate order.
Like new tyres and wire wheels.
Motor – had $8K on engine work carried out by renowned Christchurch Jaguar / Daimler specialists – John Finlay Motors – receipts available.
Matching Numbers car
Vehicle certified for seat belts
This vehicles overall condition and presence is extraordinary. It is simply beautiful both to look at and to drive. Its V8 pulls strongly, with a throaty, 40-a-day rasp, and is a delight on highways.
Jack, spare wheel and classic knock of Thor Hammer available with car.
Low ownership with long term owners.
Original Certificate Of Registration and Handbook comes with car.
A really posh way to travel – this car is an astounding find. Beautiful to be chauffer driven in.
An inspirational Daimler of concours quality throughout. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Car will be sold warranted and registered if sold in New Zealand.
SHIPPING / TRANSPORT CAN BE ORGANISED ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
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