Daimler 250 V8 1965
An amazing example of this iconic car: as well as being in outstanding condition, this vehicle comes with an un-equalled provenance, fully traceable three owner history and MOT’s supporting just an incredible 38,000 miles!
1st Owner: Mrs Hilda Dinshaw of Jersey in 1965. The vehicle remained in the wonderful small almost car-free Channel Island until 1993. Records show it had covered 29,323 miles. During Mrs Dinshaw’s ownership the file shows the vehicle and owner were linked to a critical piece of British social history and a very high profile celebrity Court Case at no less than London’s Old Bailey! Fascinating!
2nd Owner: Mrs Reta Mills of Chippenham. The car stayed in her ownership until 2000.
3rd Owner: Mr Peter Howells from Eastleigh, in Hampshire. Records from the DVLA reveal the vehicle was taken off the road (SORN) around 2006 and appears to make a return to the roads in 2014. During this time, the file reveals a mass of invoices and photographs having the engine and gearbox fully reconditioned by specialists engineers, including, pistons, crankshaft, re-bore, cylinder heads, carbs and much more which is all documented.
This fabulous car drives superbly and draws a small gathering everywhere it stops. Whether that be the petrol station, traffic lights or a glam night out on the tiles! You’ll need to add an extra ten minutes to every journey you make in this wonderful piece of motoring history.
The chrome is in good overall original condition. The interior is in sumptuous weathered red leather with a brand new headlining. The lovely wood trim is in great condition. Mechanically there is a recon gearbox and rebuilt engine just serviced. The exterior coachwork is outstanding having had a “glass out” repaint in September 2016 by a multi award winning bodyshop in London.
Although it is nearly 54 years old, like all quality A-listers, the Daimler 250 V8 carries her age with beauty and style. She is equally at ease on a cruise down to the coast burbling along at 70mph or on a trip to the West End for the evening. These models are becoming very scarce and very collectable. Outstanding ones like this with traceable history, masses of invoices in incredible condition are rare indeed!
Sold for £17,775