A Classic Daimler In That Unforgettable Mk2 Shape

Here we have a very nice 1965 Daimler 2.5 V8 Auto, finished in Golden Sand with Tan interior. The Daimler shared the same bodyshell as the 6-cylinder Jaguar Mk2 but with revised fluted grille and chromework. The 2.5-V8 was fitted with the same Edward Turner designed hemi-head engine as was seen in the Daimler Dart sports car. The early cars all had the Borg Warner 35 3-speed automatic gearbox, and a 4-speed manual version was introduced in 1967.

A total in excess of 17600 Daimlers were produced between 62-67 as the 2.5 V8, and from 67- 69 as the  V8-250. When road tested in May 1966 the car cost £1647, cheaper than the Rover 3-litre which sold at £1770. If the Mark 2 Jaguar version was regarded as the high performance drivers car, the Daimler was the more stately cruiser, with a very refined driving experience.

This car is well known to us, having been sold by us in 2017, and traded in, in May 2018 for a convertible sports car. We are very happy to recommend this car. It starts and drives extremely well, the brakes are powerful and the car is suprisingly nimble when required despite the lack of power steering.

A previous owner had the car for 10 years and gradually improved it over that period, including a repaint in the original colour. The body has remained in remarkably good condition, as has the chromework and interior. There are signs of age-related wear in the seats which are otherwise in good condition. There is a massive history file including photos of the bare metal respray.

The car is not a show winner, but is a very nice example of the iconic Mk2 that will only appreciate in value. Call us to arrange a viewing on 01476 563001.

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  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Recorded Mileage: 80000
  • Engine Size: 2500
  • Cylinders: V8
  • Date First Registered: 1965
  • Drive Side: Right Hand Drive
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Exterior Colour: Golden Sand
  • Interior Colour: Tan
  • Tax Exempt: Yes
  • MOT Exempt: Yes
  • Our Price: £16995
  • Our Grading: 2
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