1968 Daimler 250 V8 Manual O/D. First Registered: 01/08/1968. New MOT: 28/09/20 – No Advisories. Extremely rare, 4 speed manual/overdrive version – reputed to be less than 200 ever produced which transforms the car from the normal automatic model.
Single family owned from new, with only 28,950 recorded miles on the clock. Subject to a full and comprehensive restoration and rebuild in the early 1990’s (at a cost of £40k) and based on a brand new Martin Robey supplied body shell, full engine rebuild by Daimler V8 engine guru, Russ Carpenter, full respray (including underbody protection and powder coated suspension) a full re-wire and re-chrome and a new Connolly Leather re-trim by AS Pickering’s in Bradford. All the woodwork has been superbly re-veneered in walnut by Silvercrest Woodwork and Design in Iver.
The car has had sympathetic modern upgrades to include:
– Stainless Steel bolt on Wire Wheels
– Hi-Torque Starter Motor conversion
– Modern electronic ignition distributor
– Electro/Hydraulic Power Steering system upgrade by MC Wilkinson
– Coombs style rear wheel arch spats
In superb condition and a time warp example of a low mileage, single family owned car from new, that has been maintained in excellent condition throughout its life. Has just a full Service and re-commissioning work at a marque specialist alongside being given a new MOT, passing without advisories. Supplied with a large and detailed History File, original spare wheel, tools and 2 sets of keys.
Due to advancing years, the owner has now decided to sell and we are delighted to be able to offer this rare car to the market for sale for the first time in 52 years.
Contact either Adrian or Sam for more details
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