Most common eras
Manor Court, Lower Mortlake Road, Richmond
Tel:  02080334893
LIVE adverts (125)

1959 Daimler Dart SP250 22 Feb 2020 For Sale by Auction

This advert viewed 2034 times
  • £28,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1959
Message the seller
Price £28,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Classic Cars
Make Daimler
Model Dart
  Dart SP250
Year 1959
Country UK
Region London
Telephone 02080 334893
Status Trade
Date 24-Jun-2020
Ref C1201782
ESTIMATE £28,000-£30,000
The London Classic Car Show 2020
Lot Number 105
Chassis Number 100578
Year 1959
Make Daimler
Model Dart SP250

An unusual departure for a firm more noted for its stately limousines, the SP250 sports car was Daimler's final fling before its acquisition by Jaguar. Aimed at the North American market and launched in 1959, the SP250 employed a separate ladder-type chassis on which sat controversially styled fibreglass coachwork manufactured by Daimler themselves. Four-wheel disc brakes were an unusual feature at the time but unquestionably the car's biggest virtue was its magnificent 2.5-litre V8 engine. An outstandingly flexible unit, the smaller of Daimler's two Edward Turner designed V8's produced 140bhp, an output good enough to propel the SP250 to a top speed of 125mph. In keeping with the demands of its intended market, automatic transmission was available as an option.

This Daimler SP250 Dart is a very early, first-year production car, supplied new in November 1959 by famous Birmingham motor dealers Reeve & Stedeford. This early model Dart is the eighth right-hand drive example built, just two after the British Motor Show example (100576). This rare car has been in long term ownership with only one previous owner listed on the log book, it comes complete with heritage certificate, workshop manual, original owner's handbook, and a history file of invoices and previous MOT's. This model has been cherished, and this is evident from the factory supplied tan leather interior, which is free from rips or tears. The Ivory Paintwork looks stunning, just recently benefitted from a £5000 repaint that was taken back to the gel coat. The brown convertible cover and the cream tonneau cover both appear in great condition and compliment the paintwork nicely.

Mechanically, the Edward Turner designed 2.5 litre V8 is described as reliable and said to start with no hesitation and idle with ease. This is of no surprise, as the vehicle has had a recent service including a new dynamo and fuel pump. No expense has been spared, with even the wiring loom being replaced in recent years for peace of mind.

The post 1959 Daimler Dart SP250 appeared first on Coys of Kensington.
Car and Classic logo Compare classic car insurance quotes Get a quote
Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads

Finished in Damson Red with Red Leather Upholstery this is a beautiful looking Daimler Dart which has been in its current ownership since the early 1970's, We have the original buff log book which.....

1962 DAIMLER 'DART' SP250 "B" Specification car. Finished in metallic blue with best quality Connolly leather interior with blue piping and Wilton carpets. The car has undergone a total restoration.....

1961 Daimler Dart SP250
Ultra rare original ex Metropolitan Police car. Chassis Number 102820. Registration Number 550 CLU. One of only 26 cars supplied to the Met. This car has had a full nut and.....

Percival Motor Company is open for business. Please feel free to phone or email.

In white with the original interior.

This original, matching numbers C spec Dart, was first registered to Stratstones.....

YEAR 1963


CHASSIS N. 101320
ENGINE 97200

Daimler Company Ltd is one of the cornerstones of the British motor industry. Founded in the late 1800s as a licensed distributor of Gottlieb Daimler’s internal combustion engines, the firm began.....

1961 Daimler SP250 Roadster

A rare and rapid English sports car powered by a 140 horsepower, 2.5-litre hemi-head V8, and with lightweight fiberglass bodywork. A largely original car benefitting.....

Daimler sp250 B specification with rack and pinion steering.
Finished in opalescent light racing green with superb green leather interior and black hood.
Chrome wire wheels and almost new tyres.

1964 Daimler SP250 V8; automatic Met Police Traffic Patrol Car no.26/26 built to Police spec in order to reduce road casualties through the sixties.

Full restoration to show standard complete with.....

This car was completely restored by it's previous collector owner and never driven. I have barely run it in since. The engine was completely rebuilt with new pistons and all chrome re-plated. The.....