1968 Daimler 250 - today's tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

Chrome, analogue guages, timber and leather trim - it's all here.

1968 Daimler 250 - today's tempter
Daimler 250 claims a well-documented history.

If ever you want a totally different experience from the what we now regard as 'normal' in a vehicle, step into any high-end English car of the sixties.

There you'll be confronted by a walnut fascia riddled with guages and switches, while seated in leather thrones. Walk around the car and you'll encounter countless chrome accents including a face full of 'jewellery' on the front end.

It really is a different world.

Even by those standards, the Daimler 250 is a bit of a rarity. Based on a Jaguar MkII platform, it runs the company's own 2.5 litre V8, running twin carburettors and claiming 140 horsepower. That was enough to push it to the old110mph, or near enough to 180km/h.

This example runs the Borg-Warbner auto of the period.

What makes it a bit special is it's a Melbourne-delivered car that still lives in that city and has a good history behind it.

The Healey Factory currently has the keys, says it drives well and overall rates it as 'neat'. It comes with a roadworthy and is priced at $26,500.

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