very rare example of a Daimler Saloon. An eight year restoration was just completed and scored 99.2 out of 100 and a sanctioned Jaguar event within the last month. Right hand drive and all the proper sources were used to restore this car to original specs. Only about 100 miles since completed. Now it is ready for it next owner. In 1960, BSA sold Daimler to Jaguar Cars, which continued Daimler’s line and added a Daimler variant of its Mark II sports saloon. Jaguar was then merged into the British Motor Corporation in 1966 and British Leyland in 1968. Under these companies, Daimler became an upscale trim level for Jaguar cars. It was widely considered to be the luxurious version of the Mark II. It features the same body metal and different fluted chrome trim on the front and rear. It is much rarer that the more typical Mark II. This example may well be the nicest example in the US. The restoration was completed under the direction of a seasoned British Car enthusiast who has completed many top level restorations. A nut and bolt restoration was done over an 8 year period, starting with a rust free body that was stripped to bare metal. Flawless body and paint was done by a well know restoration shop in Florida as well as the interior trim and mechanical work. It looks as nice under the car as it does on top. The original 2.5L V8 hemi engine was completely rebuilt including new pistons. Brakes were done by White Post Restorations. The brake cylinders were machined and sleeved with brass along with new seal kits for lifetime corrosion free performance. New seals, hoses, rubber, suspension bushes, exhaust, wiring harness etc were sourced from England. 5 new Vredestein Sprint Classic radial tires are fitted in the correct size. The front and rear seats were sent to OJSI (Original Specification Jaguar Interiors) in Muncie, Indana for complete rebuilding including new foams and leather seat covers. Interior wood (31 pieces) was done by Madera Concepts in Goleta, California. Beautiful burled walnut with furniture quality finish. Madera specializes in high end automotive wood interiors and the work is spectacular.
See listing: 1964 Jaguar Daimler 2.5 V8 Saloon (from May 26, 2016)