Gables Service Station
1 July 2005
1969 DAIMLER V8 250 FOUR DOOR SALOON
Registration No. BYN 264H
Chassis No. P1K5651BW
Engine No. 7K5787
Warwick grey with blue interior
Engine: eight cylinders in vee, overhead valve, 2,548cc, 140bhp at 5,800rpm; Gearbox: three speed automatic; Suspension: front, independent coils with wishbones, rear, cantilevered semi-elliptical beam; Brakes: Dunlop servo-assisted discs all round. Right hand drive.
After a somewhat peripatetic and directionless existence after the Second World War, Daimlers were bought by Jaguar in May 1960. Their range remained unchanged initially, offering as it did models that did not compete directly with the existing models from Browns Lane, and it was not until 1963 that attention was brought back to the marque with the launch of the Mk II 250.
Essentially a Jaguar Mk II hull mated to the 2½ litre vee eight used in Daimler's SP250. With 140bhp, the engine was already three years old but, coupled with a Type 35 Borg-Warner automatic gearbox, it could push the modest saloon up to 110mph and return 20mpg over a long journey.
The example offered here was dispatched to its first owner, Mr V. Abbott of Mitcham, Surrey, on 15th July 1969. Its original number plate has not survived with the car. The Warwick Grey paintwork has been renewed to a good overall standard. The blue leather interior remains original, however, although it is starting to show some signs of wear. The car benefits from a Lucas Ranger spotlight and a fog light, but it is in need of recommissioning before it can be driven on the road. It is sold without documentation.
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