Forgotten Roadster: Daimler SP250 Barn Find

In the world of British barn finds, most of the cars we see pulled out of sheds and garages are MGs, Austin Healeys, and Jaguars. Rarely do we see a Daimler SP250 pop out of the woodshed, which the… more»

BF Auction: 1959 Daimler SP250

The Daimler SP250 had been on my bucket list for many years when I finally found this one. It came to me in “barn find” form so some work was needed to make it a runner again. It’s not… more»

Rebadged Jaguar: 1965 Daimler 250

The Daimler 250, technically known as the Daimler 2.5 V8 or V8-250, was produced in England and is largely a Jaguar Mk II but with a V8 engine rather than an inline-6. The car was based on the same… more»

Genuinely Unique? 1975 Daimler Sovereign LWB

Claiming unique status for any classic car is bold, but it seems plausible with this 1975 Daimler Sovereign LWB. While the company produced these cars in reasonable numbers, the seller believes this could be the only one in North… more»

BF Auction: 1962 Daimler SP250

UPDATE – We just heard from the seller that they applied for the title and it’s on its way from the California DMV. They also sent photos of the correct convertible top, which you can find in the gallery… more»

Rare Drophead: 1953 Daimler DB19 18 Special Sports

The 1953 Daimler DB18 Special Sports Drophead Coupe is a car with a split personality. It possesses all of the attributes of a classic British sports car, but the overall package and trim are in keeping with the luxury… more»

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»

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»

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