This very pretty Daimler V8, in rare Bermuda Blue, has just emerged from a long-term renovation (14 years on and off) by its two preceding enthusiast owners.
The bodywork is in good condition, having had a bare-shell (glass out) photographic restoration. The engine was overhauled andthe chassis welded and strengthened. The interior is presented in Navy leather with lots of glossy wood and new Daimler carpets. Brightwork intact with new rear light and number plate surrounds.
The car has had lots of money spent on it over the years and there are various bills in the history folder, including one for overhaul of the Automatic Transmission, another for 4 x Vredestein new tyres, recent new petrol tank and carb overhaul/tuning. All new door and screen rubbers fitted and stainless steel exhaust.
The car drives nice and tight, registering a good oil pressure (40 psi on start up) The rebuilt Borg Warner Automatic transmission is smooth and responsive.
There is a modern FM Stereo with electric aerial. Spec also includes Factory Power Assisted Steering, Front seat belts.
The Daimler Owner’s toolkit is of course present, along with the original jack and wheelbrace. Daimler Workshop Manual is also included, along with original Owner’s Instruction Booklet and a Bundle of old MOT’s and 2 old log books. Current MOT to October 2018.
If you are looking for a Daimler V8 which has been thouroughly gone through, this is the car for you. Mk2 Jag prices are on the increase and the Daimlers aren’t far behind, so it represents a sound investment.
See all restoration pics of this car at :-https://www.flickr.com/photos/155660774@N08/
For more info call or text John on 07909 231414 anytime.
Low cost transport arranged at £1 pr/mile one-way.
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When Jaguar got hold of Daimler, they had a great 2.5 litre, V8 engine that Edward Turner had recently designed and had been putting into the enigmatic Daimler Dart. They discovered it fitted nicely in the Mk. II body shell and had the added bonus of being quicker than the entry level 2.4 litre XK units without outshining the larger power plants. Its lighter than the XKengined Mk. II therefore gets better fuel economy and handles better. It has a desirable torque curve and has been described as more refined to drive. It was supplied with the option of a four speed manual gearbox with overdrive or a more desirable three speed automatic gearbox. The Daimlers were accordingly priced considerably higher than the Jaguar Mk2’s. Some cars were fitted with power-assisted steering but it was optional (fitted on the sale car).
As a result of being built with the unit body of the Jaguar Mark 2 the 2.5 litre saloon became the first Daimler motor car without a separate frame. The 2.5 V8 was the first Jaguar designed car to have the Daimler badge. A casual observer, though not its driver, might mistake it for a Jaguar Mark 2. The Daimler’s stance on the road was noticeably different from a Mark 2.