1964 Daimler Dart SP250


  • Rare British Sports Car 
  • 1 of 2654 
  • Final C-Spec variant 
  • 2548cc V8 Engine 


Elegantly styled, V8-powered and with low production numbers, the Daimler SP250 is a stunning sports car that offers owners an exclusive title. With a touch of American 50s flair, the British classic features a lightweight fibreglass body styled superbly with gorgeous lines and tail light fins. Its robust 2548cc V8 engine brings ample power as well as a soundtrack that will make the hairs on your neck stand up. 

This 1964 C-Spec is a wonderful example of the last car to be produced by Daimler before its takeover by Jaguar. It comes with a huge file of history, including the original registration document as well as pages and pages of maintenance commissioned by its two previous owners and its current owner. Believed to have been restored in the early 90s, this Dart is in fantastic condition and is only being sold due to a bereavement. 


  • Originally UK registered in 1964 
  • V5c present 
  • Two previous owners 
  • Current ownership from 2016
  • First ownership based in Mansfield area from 1964 - December 1967 
  • Sold by Stoughton Motor Co to the second owner in 1967 
  • Second ownership for 48 years up until 2016 
  • The third & current owner purchased the vehicle from Classic car specialist dealership Panorama Bay in Poole, Dorset 
  • Original colour Dark Maroon with Black interior 
  • Believed to have been restored in the early 90s with a colour change to Ivory White and Red Interior
  • Numerous invoices for servicing and maintenance present 
  • Invoices covering maintenance as early as 1967 up to 2022 included 
  • Sales receipts and invoices included 
  • Original logbook & owner details present 


  • Stunning deep red interior 
  • Fantastic condition with a couple of small blemishes 
  • Retrimmed prior to current ownership, believed to be the early 90s 

Unquestionably the 60s are a superb era for car interiors and the Daimler is a perfect example of why. This classic was originally built with a black interior, however, a retrim to a deep red is believed to have been carried out in the early 90s. The finish is impressive, the colour choice a superb pairing to the exterior, its grand, plush and feels absolutely perfect for this car. There are a couple of little blemishes here and there, but nothing that is noticeable other than a small mark on the driver seat and wear appearing on the top of the dash. Overall, it's a wonderful and enjoyable interior. 


  • Gorgeous Ivy White paint 
  • Sublime condition 
  • Spotless wire wheels with new tyres 
  • Black vinyl hood 

The Daimler SP250 is a beautiful sports car, with some gorgeous features such as the large chrome grill and rear tail light fins, a style influenced by 50s America. It wasn't an instant hit on its release but its design and character have grown over the years and now it stands out as an exclusive and seductive roadster. The condition of the car is very, very good, with only the smallest sign of wear visible. It underwent a restoration in the early 90s, where the colour was changed to Ivy White alongside mechanical and interior work, the full details are not clear however the fibreglass body appears to be stress-free and the paint professionally applied. The black hood albeit not the original is in great shape, with a few wear marks as well as a very small repair. In summary, this is a very attractive example, kept in fantastic condition by all of its owners. 


  • 2548cc Petrol V8 Engine 
  • 4-Speed manual 
  • Very well maintained with supporting documentation 

This Daimler has been used very infrequently, with only 53 miles covered since its last MOT in 2016 and has been Garaged and unmoved for several months. However, upon our arrival and after a little bit of fuel, the impressive V8 sprung into action and filled the quiet hamlet with the most beautiful ensemble. This engine has a good reputation for being reliable and robust if the right maintenance has been carried out and from what we can see the maintenance on this car has been meticulously carried out by all owners with pages of documentation retained. The current operating health of the car is believed to be fine however as it is being sold due to a bereavement there is little knowledge and understanding of its
current health. The sheer amount of paperwork and maintenance carried out should provide enough confidence to any future owner, however. 


The Dart is a special sports car for an array of reasons, it's an exclusive, rare car with impressive performance and a pleasing soundtrack and with many owners reluctant to give up these cars, they very rarely come up for sale, especially in as wonderful condition as this C-Spec. This is a unique opportunity to invest in a car very few have and a car that will likely only grow in value and popularity.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1964
  • Make Daimler
  • Model Sp 250
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 30,137 Miles
  • Engine size 2548
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Penryn
  • Location Cornwall
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
28 bids
  • Ji•••• £30,000 06/04/23
  • te•••• £29,500 06/04/23
  • Ji•••• £29,000 06/04/23
  • te•••• £28,000 06/04/23
  • Ji•••• £27,000 06/04/23
  • te•••• £25,000 06/04/23
  • Ji•••• £23,000 06/04/23
  • ma•••• £22,500 06/04/23
  • te•••• £22,000 06/04/23
  • mi•••• £21,000 06/04/23

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