Daimler V8-250 1965

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Lot No: 88
Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1965 Daimler V8-250 75,253 (Not Warranted) £8,000 - £9,000


In Brief:

  • Stunning example of a Daimler V8-250
  • Owned by The Vendor for the last 2 years after he purchased it from our Autumn Classic Car Auction in 2022
  • This example underwent significant restoration/renovation work under it’s previous ownership
  • Original service book, handbooks are included
  • Heritage Certicate  also on file confirming the car as matching numbers and in it’s original colour scheme
  • Powered by the same 2.5 litre V8 found in the SP250 and coupled with a Borg Warner automatic gearbox

On the Surface: This beautiful example of a 1965 Daimler V8-250 is finished in Opalescent Dark Green exterior and complemented by a luxurious Beige leather interior. Owned by The Vendor for the last two years, this car was acquired by him from our Autumn Classic Car Auction in 2022. Originally supplied by Imperial Garages Blackpool to Mr. John C. Lowes on June 26, 1965.

Maintenance: This example has undergone light restoration and renovation in it’s previous ownership to ensure it remains in excellent condition. The work completed includes:

  • Reconditioned gearbox
  • Crankshaft overhaul
  • New uprated oil pump
  • Refurbished and replaced body panels for all four doors
  • New door rubbers
  • Major service with replacement of gearbox, axle, engine oils, filters, and hoses
  • Re-corded radiator
  • Carb refurbishment
  • Brake overhaul and refurbishment
  • Leather refurbishment and re-coloring
  • New carpets and boot hardura
  • Wood refurbishment
  • Electric fuel pump installation
  • Stainless steel exhaust

History: The Daimler V8-250 comes with its original service book and handbooks, documenting meticulous maintenance over the years. The service book features 14 stamps and one handwritten entry, recording mileage from 1,932 miles in 1965 to 43,592 miles in 1970. Additionally, the car is accompanied by invoices for completed work amounting to nearly £4,000, a copy of ‘The Driving Member’ magazine, and the coveted heritage certificate. This certificate confirms that the vehicle retains its original interior and exterior color combination and it is a matching numbers example.

The Model: The Daimler V8-250 is powered by a robust 2.5-litre V8 engine, the same powerhouse found in the Daimler SP-250. The V8 unit is paired with a Borg Warner type 35 automatic transmission. This engine produces approximately 140 bhp, a respectable output for the mid-60s, offering a blend of luxury and performance.

Sale Insight: This meticulously maintained Daimler V8-250 is surely a desirable collector’s piece. With a well-documented history, relativley recent restoration and renovation work and proof of matching numbers, this car is an exceptional find for enthusiasts and collectors.

Lot No. 88
Auction 25th July 2024
Vehicle Make Daimler
Vehicle Model V8-250
Year of Manufacture 1965
Mileage 75,253 (Not Warranted)
Registration DFR722C
Date first Registered 21/06/1965
Chassis Number 1A75418W
Engine Number 7981
Estimated Sale Price £8,000 - £9,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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