Daimler

Hemi Powered! 1961 Daimler SP 250

What’s a Daimler SP250? I’d never heard of it and assumed that it was a product from Germany’s famed Daimler AG. Nope. Is it notable? It was voted the ugliest car at the 1959 New York Motor show, so… more»

Fast Finds

Plastic Fantastic: 1961 Daimler SP250 Dart

What do you get when you step outside your box of making limousines and hearses, and jump head-first into fiberglass sports cars? In the late 1950s,  you might come up with something as unique as the Daimler Dart! This… more»

The Angry Catfish: 1959 Daimler SP250

I’ve seen a few humorous references to the Daimler SP250 as looking like something akin to a catfish, and an adjective of aggression is usually thrown in there considering the car’s brawny Hemi powerplant. This example deviates slightly from… more»

60 Year Collection: Collector Car Auction 7/25

Bullseye Auction & Appraisal has announced what looks like a pretty sweet auction coming up on July 25th. It amounts to what’s left from a 60 year collection, which includes vehicles like this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air that features… more»

One of 407: 1978 Daimler Double Six

Years after seeing a Jaguar XJC on Cape Cod, it remains one of my favorite British cars. Admittedly, pillar-less coupes are a difficult design to resist, and these days, they’re an endangered species. This Daimler Double Six is a… more»

EXCLUSIVE: British Barn Finds In Texas

Over the past few decades, Reader Buckey T has been collecting British Classics, although there are a few American cars in the mix as well. His collection has a little bit of everything, from Daimler sedans to a Triumph based… more»

Daimlers In Distress: Daimler SP250 Package Deal

Daimler was one of England’s earliest builders of automobiles, having bought the British rights to the respected Daimler name from German pioneer Gottlieb Daimler. Pronounced (in the UK) DAME-ler instead of the German DIME-ler, they really aren’t well known… more»

Rare 1964 Daimler SP250 On Craigslist!

There are all kinds of weird items listed on craigslist every day, but this has to be one of the more surprising cars to see listed on craigslist! This 1964 Daimler SP250 is a rare British sports car, add… more»

Hemi Overload: Daimler SP250 Collection

I was among those who previously considered the Daimler SP250 to be among the ugliest sports cars ever built. Then, I heard one accelerate and it quickly shifted to my list of “Own Before I Die” vehicles. The Daimler… more»

Hemi Powered: 1962 Daimler DQ450 Limo

Here we have almost 18 feet of British luxury, almost 2 feet longer than the Majestic Major upon which it’s based. In 1962 it was less than half the price of any Rolls Royce limo. They are said to handle very… more»

Solid and Stylish: 1963 Daimler SP250 Dart

Easily one of the most uncommonly seen sports cars, the Daimler SP250 Dart was a unique and even “high tech” sports car with its fiberglass body and small Hemi V8. Pampered by the current owner since 1996, this Dart… more»

British Hemi: 1963 Daimler SP250 Dart

The Daimler SP250 Dart is a sweet sports car that is often overlooked. With all of the right “Buzz words” this British built sports car has a fiberglass body and a factory “Hemi” V8 under the hood. With interesting… more»

Grenades Not Included: Daimler Ferret Scout Cars

(Update, the green one has been lost or broken. How do you lose or break a tank?) The Ferret is a serious 4 wheel drive machine that should make any owner proud and any Hummer owner jealous. It not… more»

What A Mess! Daimler SP250

I’m afraid that this eBay listing is even worse than most craigslist ones for photos, but I’m still glad Peter R. sent it in to us. The SP250 is an odd duck at best, with looks that, well, are… more»

This Thing Has A Hemi? 1962 Daimler 250

Wait a minute….isn’t that a Jaguar Mark II? With a hemi? Well, almost. According to Wikipedia, in 1960, Jaguar purchased Daimler from BSA. From 1962 to 1969, they produced a variant of the Mark II, with Daimler badging, and… more»

Daimler’s Final Fling: 1962 Daimler SP250 Roadster

This 1962 Daimler SP250 Roadster is in Brook Park, Ohio; a southwest suburb of Cleveland. It’s listed on eBay with a bid price of just over $1,000! But, there are over six days left and this car is worth more… more»