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Sold 1966 Daimler 2.5 V8

1966 Daimler 2.5 V8




The Daimler V8 was the result of a lengthy plan to give Daimler a presence in the executive car sector as well as the luxury sector.

The first attempt to bridge this gap was a joint venture with Vauxhall, which would have led to a restyled PA Cresta with a Daimler V8 and trim. The Jaguar buyout of 1960 put paid to this, and in 1962 the 2.5 V8 saloon was created.

The Turner engine gives the whole car a very different, more louche feel than the sporting Jaguars, and as such appealed to different customers when new and on the classic market.


  • The Title says it all - and what a dazzler this car is!
  • Matching Numbers Car
  • Only 4 owners
  • Interior - wood, upholstery, carpet, hood lining - perfect condition.
  • Body and paint - perfect condition
  • Mechanically & Motor wise - just brilliant
  • Boot, engine bay, undercarriage - in perfect order
  • Runs and drives first class and what an amazing sound this car makes
  • Personalised plate included.
  • Heaps of maintenance / servicing history and provenance here
  • Original jack, spare wheel, tool kit and spare keys come with car
  • Original Certificate Of Registration, Daimler books, Service Book etc - all come with car

One of the nicer Daimler 2.5 V8's in the country - nothing negative to say here - this car won't last.

It’s the forgotten MKII. Whilst prices for good Jags spiral ever higher, one can burble along in a Daimler V8 feeling just as pleased about life, but at a fraction of the cost. The trim level is higher than the MK2, too – when the 240 and 340 received Ambla trim, the Daimler V8-250 was never subjected to such indignities. They might not be as sporting – but let’s be honest, few MK2s are ever really driven in anger any more.

Car will be sold WOF’d and Registered.



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