Daimler Dart SP250 B Spec 1962
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Last update: 21.11.2013
Technical specifications, photos and description:
Here we have my Daimler Dart SP250 1962 registration plate 921RKL
Chassis Number . 102800.
Being built in 1962 it is a “B” series it has strengthening outriggers
I bought the car as a project some years ago from a North Cornwall Garage owner who owned a completely restored beautiful Dart. He was going to restore the one I own but decided to sell it on.
I was told at the time that it was originally found as a project in an abandoned barn where it had stood for many years.
The Dart originally left the factory with Black paint and an Ivory white interior.
When I bought the car it had been painted red many. many years ago but the interior seats were still in the Ivory trim but well past their sell by date.
I decided to strip the car to the bare chassis where I had the chassis cleaned and blasted. I replaced the deteriorated outriggers. There was some minor welding to the front part of the chassis where the box sections had rusted beyond repair.
I then painted the chassis with Hammerite in black. I then rebuilt the suspension with silicone bushes and also new trunnions and including new front shock absorbers. New leaf springs on the rear as well.
I then fitted completely new copper brake lines.
I had new“crows Feet” “A posts” made as the lower sections on the originals had rusted through in places.
The original callipers have not been touched and are removed still. The discs are still the same ones that were on the car.
A copper fuel line is in place and fixed in position.
The fuel tank had rusted through on the bottom so since I have sourced an original useable one which will come with the car.
It has pressed steel wheels with the aluminium trims and caps. The wheels I had blasted and powder coated in black. The tyres are radials of the day and are okfor rolling it around but you may want to put some new ones on but there is plenty or tread if not.
It has its original steering column and steering box. I sourced a Triumph rack and pinion set up as I did think to convert. But did not get round to welding a bracket on the chassis in the engine bay so it's still original but if you wish you can have the Triumph rack.
The steering wheel is of the period but not the correct one. However I bought a leather one of the period that would go straight on.
The body was then bolted back to the chassis. (yes it was braced on removal and replacement)The rolling shell was then sent away for complete sand down to the gel coat. Itlooked so much better without all the layers of paint. Then it was painted in Gloss black two pack paint. The engine bay in matt black.
All panels had the same treatment. I replaced the bonnet as the original one showed that at some stage it had been modified with a cut out. I have new chrome hinges for the boot and bonnet. When looking in the engine bay the bonnet closing panel does not exist. When I bought the car it had those rubber closers you see to keep the bonnet closed I have leather securing straps to do this job. No holes have been drilled or left so it up to you. The original panel I believe was removed to allow a cooling fan which when I bought the car was not in situe.
One of the headlights has a cracked lens both the small side lights that sit above the main headlights are present. It never came with a front bumper. The grill has the surround the V and the original mesh. this does require a repair to the top section.
All of the chrome is obviously worn and could do with a re chrome.
There is a rear bumper but is hand painted black and shows signs of rust under the paint.
The windscreen is complete and could be used straight away.
The hood frame is complete and the old soft top is still present but is past its sell bydate.
All instruments and dash are stored and are present the indicator was modified witha small switch under the dash.
The wiring loom is the original and although is still there after this amount of workwould be a shame not to replace it.
Now theengine it the original Hemi V8 Edward Turner Engine with the correct triangularpattern 3 circles on the cam plates.
The enginehas been reconditioned by a local engineer here in Plymouth although it wassome years ago. It included new pistons and rings. regrind and balance of thecrank. ll valve stems replaced and fitted with stems seals. All the oil sealshave been replaced and timing chain replaced there is probably more and if youare the buyer I will be happy to supply you the details of the engineer formore details. In short the Engine is done. The gearbox on opening the sideaccess panel seems to be in good condition but please satisfy yourself.
All engineancills are present and when taken off were cleaned and painted they are notbad now but you may want to improve on them.
The radiatoris original. I suggest a full recore would be best.
The carbsand inlet manifold are all present but not fitted on the engine.
The exhaustmanifold is the original and I have bought a stainless steel falcon system someyears ago. This is not fitted.
The interiorseating is present and currently has its original very weathered ivory trim . When I bought the car the gentleman also gave me a complete interior leatherset ( fronts seats and backs and complete rear squab seat ) so if you did notwish to you could use that on the seats?
The carpetsare not present as they were beyond any salvage.
I hope thathas answered many questions but really you need to see the car to satisfyyourself. please only bid to buy. If you have less than 10 points call mefirst.
The car willonly be released on full cleared funds. whether that is pay pal or a depositplus the rest in cash.
You will ofcourse need a trailer and something to put boxes of bits into and I suggest transportingthe panels separately.
I willinclude all books I have collected over the years which includes a workshopmanual and an owners manual and Brian longs book on the Dart.
If you wishcall me on mobile 07832 138 133 Justin.
The vehicle is sold as seen.
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