1960 Daimler SP250 2.5 2-Door

£29,995

Blue Butts Chequered Flag

Blue Butts Farm
Newton Road
Slaidburn
Clitheroe
BB7 3AD
United Kingdom

Daimler SP250 Additional Information

Daimler SP250 Launched by Daimler in 1959 the SP250 was impressively fast, mainly thanks to their new engineer, Edward Turner, who previously worked for Triumph motorcycles. He designed an all new 2.5 litre, hemispheric-combustion chambered, overhead valve - V8 engine, with twin SU carburettors which was influenced by an earlier Triumph motorcycle design. It’s price on launch was £1,395. The SP250 only weighed 2,220 pounds, so its engine provided very lively. It developed 140 horsepower at 5,800 rpm enough to propel the car from 0 to (60 mph) in a very respectable 9 seconds. this compared favourably to it’s contemporaries of the time, the TR3 (13.2 sec), the Austin Healey Mk1 (11.4 sec) and the MGA (14.6 sec). The top speed for the SP250 was 122 mph. This particular SP250 was first registered in 1960 and has only had 3 keepers in total. The current owner had the car for 32 years. It is finished in red with Tan Leather interior. With a black mohair hood and comes complete with Tonneau cover. The car is in truly stunning condition. The Service history goes back to 1996.The Engine had a full rebuild in 1999 and the car has covered around 13000 miles since. The gearbox was replaced with a reconditioned unit from David Manners in 2000, and the whole of the wiring loom has been too. It runs now like a Swiss watch it’s so smooth If you are looking for a Classic British Sports car, but prefer something a touch more unusual, the Daimler SP250 would fit you’re bill perfectly. Easy to maintain, and with super parts availability, this car will be a dream to own and run, and if you like a car that turns heads with both looks and the sound it makes (it really does sound like a baby AC Cobra), then this is the car for you. Daimler SP250’s have started to rise in price now so go on treat yourself right now before they go stratospheric. At only £29995 this car might be the bargain of the year Please ensure you leave both email and phone/mobile numbers when responding

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