Daimler V8 S.P. 250 (Classic Reprint)
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Comprehensive source of information for SP250 development history Colin Very interesting source for Edward Tuner's background as well as the development history of the SP250. Contains good information about the changes between chassis specifications as well as follow-up projects that never reached production.I would have liked slightly more information on the 4.5L variant of the Turner V8, along with the Daimler Majestic Major in which it was installed, but the fact that such information was limited did not detract. "Daimler sp250 are the best" according to skram Damiler. Great book with lots of techinal info such as chassis numbers colours prodution etc etc lots of history of the car and background info .Read it cover to cover in one hit Great book for the Daimler guy .
Things didn’t quite work out that way and Daimler was acquired by Jaguar, which led to the SP250’s Edward Turner-designed V8 engine being used in a Daimler-badged version of the Jaguar Mkll saloon. The idea of staid and traditional Daimler building an open sports car is surprising enough in itself: that the car should be fiberglass-bodied, V8 engined and have a daring futuristic appearance stretches credibility to the limitbut that’s exactly what the company did produce between 1959 and 1964. Also covered are related models, specials, buying and restoration, chassis numbers, production numbers, color schemes, clubs and specialists. A bold new design, the “Dart” as it was originally to be called, should have been struggling Daimler’s savior and a springboard to a range of new models, including saloons and coupes. Here is the full story of the SP250 including concept, development and production history. Altogether a source book of essential information for SP250 and Daimler enthusiasts.. Today very much part of the classic car scene around the world, the Daimler SP250 sports car has a fascinating and eventful history
Brian Long is undoubtedly the finest author of all things Daimler and has done a mighty fine job of his latest tome. Published by Veloce, seemingly the most prolific source today of books concentrating on British marques, this large format edition is fascinating if not merely for the fact Jaguar purchased Daimler when this model was already in production. It is powered by that magical Edward Turner-designed V8 engine, boasts an enviable power-to-weight ratio and even has quite a competition history, but probably for the first time ever is documented by a genuine Daimler devotee.