Wed, 27th Apr 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 
Lot 54
 

1961 Daimler SP250 Dart

Sold for £25,875

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: Unregistered
Chassis No: 102817
MOT: May 2022

  • Purchased in July 1997 from dealer John D. Hull of Co. Durham on the basis that it had had ‘one previous owner’, covered ’38,000 miles’ and still wore its ‘original paint
  • Recently subject to recommissioning and MOT'd into May 2022
  • Expired V5 Registration Document (blue and cream)
  • Offered with Owner’s Handbook, sales brochure and sundry other literature
  • Accompanying paperwork includes correspondence between a previous keeper, George Thompson of Morecambe, and the Daimler Works concerning chassis 102817 undergoing an engine overhaul and replacement rear axle at circa 18,000 miles during August 1964

The futuristic Daimler Dart was introduced at the New York Motor Show in 1959 and had its European debut at the 1959 Earls Court Motor Show; the Dart name was soon dropped after the threat of legal action from Chrysler who had a car of that name within their Dodge division. Thereafter this new sports car was known as the Daimler SP250. Power was provided by the 2.5 litre, Edward Turner designed, V8 that soon became revered for the smoothness in its power delivery with 140bhp on tap. The coachwork was constructed with glass-reinforced plastic providing a tough, strong and lightweight shape that enhanced performance with, some might say, exciting and non-traditional looks. The 120mph plus capability was recognised by the police and they were soon being used as high-speed chase cars.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a totally original 1961 B-Spec Daimler Dart SP250, with just two private owners in its 61-year life. Purchased by a resident of Edinburgh in July 1997, from dealer John D. Hull of Co. Durham, on the basis that it had ‘one previous owner’ and had only covered 38,000 miles. In addition, this SP250 had also managed to retain its paint, leather interior and carpets from the day it left the factory in 1961. Accompanying paperwork includes correspondence between a previous keeper, George Thompson of Morecambe, and the Daimler Works concerning chassis 102817 undergoing an engine overhaul and replacement rear axle at circa 18,000 miles, during August 1964. Although exempt, in May 2021 it passed an MOT test after undergoing a full mechanical recommission by Paul Brown Classic Jaguar, including: hoses; lines; leads; gaskets; spark plugs; points; condenser; transmission and engine oils; brake fluid, pads and discs, fuel pump, clutch slave and master and suspension. A previous MOT took place in June 1997 before entering dry storage as part of a private collection. An expired V5 Registration Document (Blue and Cream) is with the car and it is offered with an owner’s handbook, sales brochure and sundry other literature.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Wed, 27th Apr 2022

AUCTION VENUE
The Pavilion Gardens
St John's Road
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6BE

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