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Sold Daimler 250 V8 1967

Daimler 250 V8 1967



The Daimler 2.5-V8 was a four-door saloon produced in Coventry, England by Daimler.

Launched late in 1962, it was essentially a rebadged Jaguar Mark 2, but fitted with Daimler's 2.5- litre V8 engine; aside from the engine, fluted (furrowed brow) grille and rear number plate surround, badges, drive-train and some interior details (such as a split-bench front seat and a black enamel steering wheel) the Daimler 2.5-V8 was otherwise indistinguishable from the Jaguar Mark 2.

The 2.5-V8 was the first Jaguar designed car to have the Daimler badge. The Daimler V8 engine was more compact and therefore lighter than the six-cylinder engine used in the Jaguar Mark 2, and weighed approximately 50 kg less. Spring and damper settings were revised accordingly to suit the altered weight distribution.These Daimler's have a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 13.6 seconds.

This was our first Daimler. Bought back by us in 2010, as a project car, we have since carried out the following work:

  • Mechanical – Overhauled Gearbox; Overhauled Motor at 253389 miles; removed engine, stripped clean; replaced gudgeon pins and machined to suit pins; piston grooves machined to suit new rings; Honed bores and reassemble block; Clean up heads and decarb valves; Fit heads and manifolds; Make up heater pipes to suit; remove heater box, have heater recored; strip clean and unseize heater flaps and refit heater box; replace hose clips as required; remove carburettors and replace main jets; stripped, cleaned and expand pistons; Machine ring grooves; rebush conrods and machine; re size two conrods; Assemble and align pistons on rods; remove crank bungs and clean crankshaft; changed frost plugs; changed oil pump gasket, sump seals, rocket cover gaskets, Rocket cover O'rings, rear main seal, gaskets, head gaskets, thrust bearings, big end bearings, main bearings, heater tap o rings, top and bottom hoses, heater mounts, cables, hose clips etc; remove steering coloumn replace bushes etc; remove brake master cylinder, honed and new kit obtained; repaired rear brake callipers, new brake pads; New Handbrake; New Exhaust.

  • Body – New rubber; Paint Cut and Polished; 

  • Interior – Rebuilt upholstery; new hoodlining, new carpets; brand new veneer.

All / any mechanical work on this car was carried out at Jaguar / Daimler specialists and only professional tradesman were contracted to carry out other work on this car. History and Receipts available.

Only traveled 166 miles since overhaul, it would be a good car for someone looking for a very presentable and usable example of these magnificent models.

It would cost a lot of money to build this car to this standard to day. It has a beautiful colour, a very straight body and albeit not concours, it can be described as a stunning example with all the hard work done, ready to be enjoyed.

PRICE FIRM. Car will be sold with a 6 month WOF and 12 month Registration if sold in New Zealand. It will only be sold to a good home.


At Waimak Classic Cars, we have been privately collecting classic cars and memorabilia for the last 8 years.

Our contacts extend throughout New Zealand, Australia, the UK and in various parts of the world. If you have anything to sell or if you are looking for that something special, we're always happy to talk cars!

Contact Jesmond on +64 (0) 3 3106485 / +64 (0) 274990020 or info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz.

Serious enquiries only please and NO TEXTS.


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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)


Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.