The original luxurious leather 2+2 interior has been completely re-trimmed to the highest standard during the restoration with no expense spared. The original specification contrasting colours of Silver/Grey Leather and Dark Grey piped carpeting were used to create this outstanding interior. The optional extra original leather covered Banjo steering wheel is in first class order, other optional extras fitted include factory fit seat belts, heater / demister set and trickle charger socket. All the original Smiths gauges and Lucas Ammeter work perfectly as they should. The attention to detail is second to none and one of the finest we have seen... Stunning
Finished in factory Black (Code 122). The bodywork was subject to an extensive restoration during 2001 by CCRR Restorations of Wiltshire. The history file contains a full photographic record of before, during and after restoration. The body completely removed from the chassis and sanded/painted to perfection giving a uniformed deep gloss shine. The complete chassis bare metal stripped and painted. It's clear to see from the pictures that this Dart is still stunning today which is testament to the outstanding quality of workmanship carried out some 18 years ago. The panel fit throughout is as per it left the factory. All body fittings, trims, lights, bumpers, door handles etc. were all re-chromed or replaced using genuine parts where possible during the restoration and are still perfect today. The black mohair hood was replaced during the restoration and still looks as if its never been used.
The underside of the car is equally as impressive as the top, works included stripped and painted fuel tank, suspension arms, covers, propshaft, diff, leaf springs etc etc the list goes on and on nothing missed.
It would be very difficult to find another SP250 'Dart' to even come close to the attention to detail and condition of this one... Simply amazing
Wheels, Tyres & Brakes
The chrome wire wheels and chrome spinners are in fantastic blemish free order. All matching quality Continental Contact tyres 165/80 R15 have plenty of tread remaining.
The original Girling brake system has been fully restored with all new brake lines, refurbished and painted calipers, new discs all round 10.625’’ up front, whilst the rear has 10’’. The rear caliper arrangement was almost unique to the SP250, just sharing it with the Gordon Keeble, the Le Mans TR3S and the legendary Aston Martin DB4 GT.
Engine & transmission
The fully detailed engine and engine bay houses the incredible 2.5 Litre Hemi-Head V8 which has been subject to an extensive documented rebuild using all new parts, completed November 2015 and has covered a mere 1830 miles since. The completely rebuilt cylinder head has been converted to run on unleaded fuel. The manual 4 speed gearbox and rear axle unit all striped, serviced and rebuilt where necessary. Needless to say she runs perfectly hot or cold and sounds tremendous through the full stainless steel exhaust system. The clutch is light and progressive in operation, gear change positive and precise having synchromesh on top 3 gears... A joy to drive and what a sound track
This incredible rare genuine RHD UK supplied Daimler SP250 with chassis number 104080 was first registered 8th March 1963 to Dr Christine Singer of Bedford, Bedfordshire and still retains its original registration number.
The extensive restoration undertaken during and since 2001 has been fully documented in the comprehensive history file with invoices for parts and detailed work carried out, plus a full photographic record of the car before, during and after restoration. Works carried out include a full body and chassis restoration, completely restored original interior, full engine rebuild with unleaded conversion, gearbox and differential overhaul - all with original new or refurbished items sourced from specialist Companies. This beautiful SP250 still remains in pristine order throughout, including the underside and is a show winner with trophys to prove.
The history file also contains the original issued buff log book, original Daimler Owners Handbook, Daimler Factory Service Manual, original Daimler Co. stamped vehicle identity plate, many past MOT Certificates, old tax discs and London Classic Motorshow Vehicle Assessment etc...
This is an outstanding example and one of the finest SP250's we have seen. Desirable and refined this classic rare genuine RHD home market Dart is not to be missed especially with values increasing year on year.
A Fresh 12 month MOT will be issued up on sale and of course the Dart is HPI Clear.
More detailed high definition pictures and information can be found on our website - details above
The Daimler SP250, also called Daimler Dart, was built between 1959 and 1964. The SP250 was the last car introduced by the brand Daimler before the manufacturer was taken over by Jaguar in 1960. Daimler introduced the new model with the name “Dart”, but was forced to change the name because Chrysler/Dodge was owner of the “dart” trademark. Daimler called the car SP250, which was the internal project number.
Although Daimler had great expectations for the sales and production of the SP250, only 2.654 of this model left the factory chassis number 104425 being the last. It's understood that 1201 of these SP250’s were left hand drive cars.
At the introduction there were only four body colours available: Black, Ivory, Royal Red and British Racing Green. Since the end of 1960 it was possible to order a Daimler SP250 in Mountain Blue metallic. Every Jaguar color was possible for the SP250 after 1962, a result of the takeover by Jaguar.
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