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United KingdomAOU250C

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Record Creation: Entered on 25 August 2022.

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"

 

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Exterior Photos (37)

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2016-07-01 21:24:24 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction 5/16
classiccars.brightwells.com/viewdetails.php

Auction description:
Lot number 30
Hammer value £16,500
Description Daimler 2.5 V8 Saloon
Registration AOU 250C
Year 1965
Colour Opalescent Dark Green
Engine size 2,548 cc
Chassis No. 1A8253
Engine No. 7A8285
Documents Northern Irish reg doc; MOT December 2016; history file; original order form and bill of sale; handbooks

First registered in Hampshire in March 1965, this stunning Opalescent Dark Green V8 has covered only 52,000 miles to date backed up by a good history file from new. The first owner was to keep the car for some 15 years and the file contains some interesting correspondence from the time the order was placed, the original order form and bill of sale confirming that optional extras included a high ratio back axle, reclining seats, Motorola radio and chrome wire wheels. Later in its life it was also retro-fitted with the correct power steering system which makes the car light work around town.

Repainted in its original colour several years ago, the vendor states that the bodyshop commented at the time that the bodywork was the best they had ever encountered on such a car. The door rubbers have also been renewed and the interior has been professionally refurbished with new carpets, revitalised woodwork and unmarked cream leather upholstery.

Supplied with its original handbooks, a well-stamped service book and with an MOT valid until December 2016, this is a really lovely example of perhaps the finest saloon car of the 1960s. Spending the last few years as part of a private collection in Northern Ireland, it has only recently returned to these shores and has Northern Irish registration papers so getting a UK V5C will be nothing more than a formality.

2022-08-25 09:15:37 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 8/22

www.carandclassic.com/auctions/1965-daimler-25-v8-nkxbj4_aaid=a5ce63ed-6419-48b8-adb6-8692f74daf04&bsft_eid=6a35b57f-f929-4efe-800 ...

Auction description:

1965 Daimler V8 2.5

Colour Opalescent Green

Odometer 54,846 Miles

Engine size 2548

Town Swanley

Auction DetailsSeller Type Private

Location Kent

Country United Kingdom

Stunning Opalescent Green paintwork

Just 54,846 miles from new

Extensive history file

Full independent service history

First registered in March 1965

4 owners from new

Current owner since May 2020

Historic vehicle status: tax and MOT exempt

Matching numbers vehicle

Full independent service history

Original owner’s handbook included

Two large files of documented history

Original purchase invoice and order form included

Covered less than 3,000 miles since December 2015

The Interior

Beige leather upholstery

Polished wood dashboard and trim

Moto-Lita steering wheel

Optional reclining front seats and belts

With opulent wood trim and deeply cushioned leather seats, the cabin of this Daimler is a lovely place to be. The leather upholstery on the seats and door cards looks to be in excellent condition, with some light wear evident, but no damage or tears we could see. Similarly, the front arm-rests present very well, with no notable wear evident.

This complements the deeply polished wooden dash beautifully. The dash itself presents very well, with the wood being in fine condition for its age, and all of the controls and switchgear looking very smart, with minimal wear. We’re assured by the owner that everything functions as it should. The only item missing is a radio system, but the space and wiring is there for the new owner to fit a stereo, should they so desire.

We’re told by the vendor that some of the wood trim by the windscreen would benefit from some attention, but otherwise it all appears to be very good. The wooden window surrounds and door caps show no signs of warping, cracking or delamination, and maintain a beautiful lustre.

The headlining and carpets are likewise reported to be in good condition, with no sagging or damage to the headlining. There are also over-mats present in the front of the car, to further protect the carpets.

At the rear, the boot area is solid and appears in good condition, with just a couple of areas where surface corrosion is appearing. Under the carpet, there is a full-size spare wire wheel. The boot also contains the wheel removal kit, jack and original Daimler toolkit.

The Exterior 

Opalescent Green paintwork

Excellent brightwork

Optional wire wheels

Optional wing mirrors

The first thing that strikes you when you look at this Daimler is that brilliant colour. Opalescent Green suits the lines of the car beautifully, and really helps all the brightwork to stand out. As a contrast to that sumptuous and light leather interior, it works exceptionally well.

On inspection, the paint and bodywork is in fine, unrestored condition. As you’d expect with a vehicle of this age, there is the occasional minor blemish and scratch, and there is some light blistering and corrosion beginning to appear on the wheel arch lips, front valance and sills, but nothing that would cause us concern. Overall, the body of the car appears solid, straight and very well cared for.

Underneath, the car looks to be in very good condition. The floor pans, chassis rails and drivetrain elements we could see look to be in excellent condition, with minimal surface corrosion and no signs of damage or repair we could observe.

Likewise, the external trim and brightwork is complete and presents very well. The brightwork, in particular, looks excellent. With a light patina and very minor pitting in places, it speaks to the car’s age and history while still looking to be in remarkably good condition. 

The wire wheels were a factory option and are in reasonable condition. There is some pitting and tarnishing to the chrome, but overall they are perfectly usable. They are shod in tyres with a healthy amount of tread, so should have plenty of service left in them.

The Mechanics 

2,548cc V8 engine

3-speed automatic transmission

Deriving its power from Daimler’s own hemispherical head V8, this car creates a delicious V8 burble to accompany the driving experience. Gear changes are catered for by a column-shift Borg Warner D1/D2 3-speed automatic transmission, with power being delivered to the real wheels. An immobiliser switch has also been fitted to the car for peace of mind.

The engine bay itself presents in excellent, clean condition. There is no evidence of leaks or overheating, no signs of damage or significant corrosion, and overall everything looks to be in fine order.

We’re told by the owner that the car drives very well, with an excellent exhaust note and great handling. They are not aware of any mechanical issues.

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