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Asking Price:

R 520,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

1962 Daimler V8 SP250 (Dart)

The Daimler SP250 is a sports car built by the Daimler Company, a British manufacturer in Coventry, from 1959 to 1964. It was the last car to be launched by Daimler before its parent company, the Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA), sold it to Jaguar Cars in 1960.

With little fins, googly-eye headlights and an oval grille that earned it the nickname 'Angry Catfish', it wasn't everybody's cup of tea looks wise. But it also had a light fibreglass body, four-wheel Girling disc brakes and a zippy 2.5-litre Hemi-head V8 engine designed by the famous BSA motorbike engineer Edward Turner, which meant its performance was pretty decent.

When the car first appeared at the New York Auto Show, it was called the Daimler Dart. But because Dodge was already using the Dart moniker for its own model, Daimler quickly changed the name of theirs to SP250. Just 2 848 SP250s were made, in three series, before they were discontinued in 1964, making them rare and sought-after cars.

This car has had a respray in recent years but is otherwise very original, even down to the Daimler-badged generator that sits up front on the great-sounding V8. Good, presentable condition and despite being fibreglass, the panels and doors align well - being a B-spec model, this car is more rigid than the earlier ones and drives very well. One of only a few in South Africa.

This car is available to view by appointment in Johannesburg.

Reminders to bidders:

  • A buyer's premium of 5% (which includes VAT) for cars and bikes applies.
  • The minimum buyer's premium is R5 000 incl. VAT for cars and bikes (eg. if R50 000 is bid, buyer's premium = R5 000 and total cost = R55 000).
  • The maximum buyer's premium is capped at R100 000 incl. VAT for cars and bikes (eg. if R3 000 000 is bid, buyer's premium = R100 000 and total cost = R3 100 000).
  • Classic Car Africa aims to present each lot as accurately as possible but it is the responsibility of the bidder to be 100% satisfied with the condition of the lot before placing a bid.

Lot Status


For Sale

Special Features


Condition rating: 94/140

Quick Facts


Reference: LOT-000074
Seller: Private
Year: 1962
Manufacturer: Daimler
Model: V8 SP250 (Dart)
Derivative: -
Service History: Not Applicable
Mileage: 16,818 Miles
Engine Size: 2,548cc
Engine Type: V8
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 4 Manual
Layout: Front engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 142 BHP
Exterior: White
Interior: Red

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Bidding

Bidding Information - 1962 Daimler V8 SP250 (Dart)

Estimated Price Range:

R 520,000.00 - R 540,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

Total Bids:

3

Time Left:

Closed

Start Date:

Tuesday, 08 June, 2021 - 08:00

End Date:

Tuesday, 15 June, 2021 - 18:00


Comments

Harscar
Harscar
3 weeks, 1 day ago

Are the chassis and engine numbers available


Mail me and I'll share them - stuart@classiccarafrica.com - Stuart CCA 1 day, 14 hours ago


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Maxspeed67
Maxspeed67
1 week ago

Can you put up pictures of vin tags and engine numbers please


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Outlaw911ZA
Outlaw911ZA
3 days, 7 hours ago

Such a beautiful example!


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