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2018-11-23 09:40:27 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 12/18

www.barons-auctions.com/view-lot/2727/for-sale-at-barons-auctions-1966-daimler-v ..._medium=email&utm_source=sharpspring&sslid=M7E0MzIyNDM0NjC1BAA&sse ...

Auction description:

Annual Christmas Classic: 11 Dec 2018

1966 Daimler V8 250

Guide Price: £12,500 to £15,000

Manufacturer: Daimler

First Registered: 1966

Model: V8 250

Registration No: HCV 556D

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Chassis No: 1A12205BW

MOT: Not Required

Colour: Gold

This 2 former keeper 1966 Daimler V8 250 is said to be in extremely good condition. It has an extensive history file, which includes an invoice for a recent full engine re-build. The bodywork and paintwork are said to be in very good condition, and the interior is also in very good condition. These cars are a pleasure to drive with their wonderful Edward Turner designed V8 engines, and this particular car is being offered with a very realistic reserve.

Sold: £12,100

2020-09-05 06:51:07 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 9/20

www.carandclassic.co.uk/auctions/1966-daimler-v8-pg21E8_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction%20lots

Auction description:

1966 Daimler V8 Guide Price: £11,000 - £15,000

This well presented 1966 car follows the typical path of many surviving Daimler V8’s, which were generally owned by more sympathetic owners than the average MK2 Jag - we're not suggesting that all Jags were used as villains car trying to escape the grasp of Sergeant Jack Regan before ending on its roof or overtaking Ford Falcons along Pilgrims Drop at Brands Hatch, but there's going to be an increased chance of some mechanical sympathy.

As a side note, It was once commonplace for these Daimlers to be ‘downgraded’ to Jaguar specs. One way to figure out the authenticity is to obviously check the engine. In addition some restored cars may not sit as straight and true as an original Daimler, as the V8 had stiffer springs. There is no such issue with this 1966 example and has been restored as stock to retain the very character that the V8 version was known for.

Originally sold by Riders Garage in Falmouth in November 1966, a long-gone but well established garage in the area. For the first 3 decades of its life, the car was owned by one owner, who kept on top of the upkeep of the car. The Daimler then received a major restoration in 1994, possibly after being sold by its first owner. The second owner appears to have hardly used the car and over the years the Daimler fell into neglect and became a project again. The current owner subsequently bought the Daimler via an Auction about 18 months ago on a whim. He'd fallen in love with the car and saw the potential in it. However, it had a fair number of issues. This included the need for welding and a general overhaul as well as attention to the exhaust, brakes, steering and suspension parts. It was at this point he gave the car to a specialist in Suffolk and three and half thousand pounds later, we present you with this beautiful example.

The Paperwork

There is an extensive history file too, with meticulous notes being documented by the first owner. So what we have here is a car that has seen very little use in the last 15 years, but has benefitted from a recent engine rebuild, a body and mechanical restoration with a very original interior overhaul that retains much of its patina and character. It comes with a fresh MOT, as well as invoices for the recent overhaul.

The Interior

The Daimler is sumptuous inside, you're drawn in by the wood trappings and the simple yet elegant dials. The detailing is what really makes the car, such as the elegant quarter light fastenings which have the intricacy of the lift-arm of a Dunhill lighter. The rest of the interior chrome brightwork is immaculate.

The air of calm is amplified by the huge front bench seats, which are split to allow them to recline - however, this was more by inheritance rather than a specific design feature as they were inherited from the Jaguar MK1. The interior utilises a lovely balance of originality, the wood, leather and trim show evidence of ageing, which is part of the appeal of this car. The headlining is in good order, with no signs of dampness. The door cards are lightly worn but are in excellent condition. The carpets both in the interior and boot are in good condition, with signs of wear but are bone dry.

The exterior

Another well-known fact is the Mk2 reputation for their fearful rust, and the giveaway areas are easy to spot from the outside, however, this one is in excellent order with very minor evidence of surface rust blemishes - which seems to be limited to the outside of the boot edge. The doors hang well, the panel gaps are as true as you would hope - all good news suggesting that there is a lot of original metal on this car. All the chrome parts, which is a dominant feature of the car's appearance is in excellent condition, with the resplendent grill and bumpers contrasting well with the excellent finishing of the paint. The tyres are well above the legit limit and have the original-hard-to-find hubcaps. The door rubbers, glass and door trims are in good condition, all doors have a reassuring 'thunk' when you close them.

The Mechanics

The V8 engine itself was known for its smoothness, and with 140bhp on tap, was quicker than the smaller Jaguar engines, but looked less impressive compared to the bigger sixes. This could be attributed to the V8 power being sapped by the Borg-Warner Type 35 automatic transmission, perhaps appealing to the more refined customer who was happier cruising on the newly built Motorways rather than robbing banks. The later Daimler 250 V8 was available with a manual gearbox with Overdrive. As to be expected for an engine that has been rebuilt, there's nothing to worry about when it comes to the potential known issues like warped heads and lumpy running. The engine on start-up produces a luscious rumble, with no signs of excessive smoke. It is quite simply, a refined, capable and satisfying engine with a subtly different character to the raucous Jaguar engines. A quick check under her skirt paints a picture of solidity and any previous problems with rust (the areas around the jacking points have been renewed) have been banished. A very solid base.

The appeal

The instinct when looking for a classic 60’s executive car is to start to search the listings for a 60’s Jaguar, yet the Daimler V8 is a far better car if you’d rather cruise - which is generally a key reason to buy a classic Jaguar these days.

Finding a British V8 car these days can be an expensive proposition, yet the combination of the durable and flexible power plant mated up to a comfortable car with a well-crafted interior makes the Daimler an obvious choice. They can be comparatively economical for a ‘60s V8 and as to be expected, service items are easy to obtain. It has lived under the shadow of the MK2, which is reflected in the values of the 3.8 models - this is likely to be due to the shared engine heritage with the Jaguar E-Type, but one wonders had the E-type been installed with the Daimler V8 would it still be the underdog? 

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