The SP250 was an attempt to break into the American sports car market, and Daimler decided that the body should be made from fibreglass, with a shorter time to bring to production, tooling costs of £16,000 as opposed to £120,000 for steel bodies, and lower cost to change the styling. The engine for the project was the Turner designed 2.5 litre V8 engine. There were three distinct specifications, the B spec car has strengthened chassis and more features as standard. The C spec has further features as standard. The mechanical specification is similar throughout the production run.
The original version, could reach a speed of 120 mph but the chassis, based on the Triumph TR3,was known to flex. Bumpers were originally an optional extra, so the A-spec. without this option came with two short, chromium-plated whiskers on the body on either side of the front grille and two short, vertical bumpers, or overriders at the rear, which were not included if the rear bumper was optioned. Early cars had recesses behind the door handles, but these were phased out. The gearbox was also based on the one fitted to the TR3A.
This is an early Daimler SP 250 B Spec which has been fully restored, the engine has been re-built, repainted, all mechanical workings attended to, and the original interior trim has been fully refreshed. The car is in outstanding condition, and has had only 4 previous keepers. There were only 1,445 SP 250s built in RHD form, this is an excellent chance to buy one in outstanding condition.
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