RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner ‘HST 773G’, a 1968 Daimler V8-250 Saloon, Manual/Overdrive in BRG...SOLD


RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner ‘HST 773G’, a 1968 Daimler V8-250 Saloon, Manual/Overdrive in BRG...

A very attractive Daimler saloon, believed to be one of only 200 produced with the manual + overdrive gearbox option and looking very striking in BRG paint set off with a Suede Green interior and chrome wire wheels.


  • Chassis No: P1K 2597 DN
  • Eng No: 7K 2533
  • First reg: 3 Sep 1968 in Inverness
  • MoT Test: 30 April 2018 (no advisories)
  • Mileage: 56,400 (believed to be 96,000 following speedometer change in 2002/03)

Specification/recent work:

  • Electronic ignition
  • Kenlowe fan
  • Chrome wire wheels fitted with Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres all round (new in 2015)
  • Front suspension rebuild
  • Front seatbelts re-webbed and new rear belts fitted
  • New fuel pump
  • New halogen headlamp units and partial upgrade to LED lighting
  • Speedo overhaul
  • Spin-on oil filter conversion
  • Classic radio fitted, including MP3/ipod facility
  • New clutch master and slave cylinders
  • New oil pressure gauge and sender unit
  • New front and rear door cards

Following the previous ex-RAF mechanic’s ownership of 22 years, including a restoration (photos available, believed to have been carried out in circa 1995), this is a well-cared for V8-250 which has been both used yet also improved in the present ownership.

‘HST’ starts without fuss and drives very nicely, smooth yet strong on the road, the V8 sounding lovely.  The power steering is responsive, the gear change is smooth yet positive, Overdrive slick to engage and disengage and the brakes are strong and pull up straight.  The interior is smart with good wood, carpet and leather trim yet not too ‘new’ either!

A very nice history file accompanies the car with the Green Logbook, original Daimler service booklets (stamps for servicing from 1968) and showing only 3 previous owners.  Overall ‘HST’ presents very well with good paint and bright work and little to detract.  Indeed, the only point to note is a small amount of bubbling at the very lower corner/edge of the rear spats; easily rectified.

A rare manual with overdrive V8-250 in a very striking colour and trim combination and with a very good history file showing a great deal of care and recent maintenance.  A drive-away Daimler saloon!

Price: SOLD

Please contact Mark Knight for further details or to arrange a viewing and test drive (by appointment only please as I am often off-site)

Tel: 07791 417256 or Mark@retromarques.co.uk