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1959-1964 DAIMLER SP250 specifications


The final all-new sports car to be offered by Daimler, and the most interesting of all. With its fibreglass body and 2.5-litre V8 engine, the SP250 was quick and agile. It was originally called ‘Dart’, but Chrysler forced Daimler to drop the name. There were problems – the fibreglass used to crack, and the handling wasn’t as good as it should have been – and following Jaguar’s takeover of Daimler, the appealing roadster was on borrowed time, as it was considered a rival to the E-type. Numbers are low, and that helps keep values up.

Production

  • Production:
    2650
  • Price at launch:
    £1,395
  • Price (excellent)
    £25,000
  • Price (good):
    £15,000
  • Price (average):
    £8,000
  • Price (project):
    £3,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.2secs
  • Top speed:
    121.0mph
  • Power:
    140.0bhp
  • Torque:
    155.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, leaf springs
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4077mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2337mm
  • Width:
    1537mm
  • Height:
    1276mm
  • Weight:
    940kgs

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