DAIMLER SP250 Dart 1960

vehicle overview

1960 Daimler SP250 Dart. Stunning in bright red with black leather upholstery and red piping and a black mohair hood. The British Daimler Motor Company of the 1950s (no relation to Daimler-Benz) was a dead brand walking, primarily making limousines and hearses for the UK upper class and royalty. A fiberglass-bodied sports car with outrageous American-inspired styling seemed nearly impossible. But that’s exactly what appeared on the Daimler stand in 1959 at the New York Auto Show. The Daimler SP250 – originally referred to as the Daimler Dart before Dodge objected – possessed controversial styling. The car’s gaping grille and whisk-like bumper overriders in particular have caused some to refer to the SP250 as an angry catfish. But performance was vivid (120 mph+) due to lightweight construction and a sparkling little 2.5-liter hemi V8. Disc brakes on all four wheels gave excellent stopping power. This particular Dart underwent a full restoration in 1997 and has seen little use since. First registered in 1960 the Daimler was used overseas and returned to the UK in 1968. The previous owner acquired the car in 1994 and kept it for 21 years using it very sparingly and keeping it in the wonderful condition you see today. Fitted the desirable manual gearbox this is a very fun car to drive, combine that with the wonderful sound of the Hemi V8 and you have a tremendous energetic machine that just wants to be driven. The Daimler has excellent oil pressure, a precise gearbox and a fresh MOT and is just waiting to be enjoyed in new hands. You will not be disappointed with this wonderful classic and viewing is highly recommended. Remarkable in both quality and presense, this is a vehicle that any enthusiast would be very proud to own. Please call us for any more information.



Key Facts

  • Body type: Convertible
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Engine size: 2500 cc
  • Colour: Red
  • Miles: 19,000
  • Road Tax 12 months: Zero Rated
  • MOT Exp Date: 01-05-2017

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