Thu, 16th Apr 2009 13:30

The Pavilion Gardens

 
  Lot 90
 

1966 Daimler V8-250

Sold for £5,850

(including buyers premium)


Lot details
Registration No: DBG467D
Chassis No: 1A/10240BW
Mot Expiry: April 2010

In addition to yielding a much-needed extra factory, Jaguar's acquisition of Daimler in 1960 also brought with it the exquisite Ed Turner designed 90-degree V8 engine. By installing this 2548cc 'hemi' into the MKII bodyshell, Jaguar hoped to create a more exclusive, upmarket car that would appeal to Daimler's more conservative client base. Launched in 1962, the new model wore a distinctive version of the traditional Daimler fluted grille and was initially only available with three-speed automatic transmission. In common with the MKII, it featured all round disc brakes, independent front suspension and a Panhard rod located 'live' rear axle. Though, with leather upholstery, spot and fog lamps, heated rear window and wheel trims (rim bellishers) as standard, it was notably better equipped. Credited with 140bhp and 155lbft of torque, the Daimler was reputedly capable of 115mph. Much scarcer than its sibling, it was also held to enjoy superior chassis dynamics thanks to a more favourable weight distribution.

Finished in black with tan upholstery, this particular example is variously described by the vendor as being in "good" (engine, automatic transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim) or "fair" (bodywork, paintwork) condition. Reportedly "driving well", 'DBG 467D' is understood to have had its "steering, suspension and brakes recently overhauled". Riding on wire wheels, the Daimler is summed-up by the seller as "needing some TLC to its paintwork" but otherwise being "a good car and excellent value for money".

 

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Auction: The Pavilion Gardens, Thu, 16th Apr 2009

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