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1A12435

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2023-05-25 18:32:32 | pauls writes:

Car offered at:
waimakclassiccars.co.nz/listings/daimler-250-v8/

Seller's description:
50196
Engine: 2500
No. Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Petrol
Body Style: Saloon
Colour: Gunmetal Grey
Interior Colour: Red Leather
No. Owners: 4
History: NZ New

Chassis #: 1A 12435
Engine #: 12435BW
All matching numbers - Heritage Certificate Available.
NZ NEW - Looks like its been a Christchurch car for most of its life.
Low Ownership - Only four (4) long term owners from new, amongst traders.
Mileage genuine at 50196 Miles
This car was stored for the last 25 years and has just recently been restored by us. When we got it, the car had straight panels and a clean rust free body, but paint was tired. As you can see from photos posted here, it was mostly stripped down and professionally repainted. (Receipts Available)
Chrome is in very good condition.
Tires are brand new - just fitted.
Brand new battery - just fitted.
Upholstery and door cards are factory original and in excellent condition.
Brand new carpets, hood lining, sun visors, wind lace and rear shelf.
Wood in good order.
Windscreen and door rubbers in good condition.
Comes complete with factory tool box and factory spare wheel - yes you heard that right!
Still on Original black plates.
Mechanically sound and motor has just been reconditioned by Messrs John Finlay Motors in Christchurch - work carried out, as follows - Drain all fluids. Unbolt and remove radiator, exhaust, wiring and carburetors. Unbolt and remove engine. Strip and inspect engine. Strip pistons from rods. Clean pistons. Machine ring grooves. Assemble & align pistons on rods. Tank clean block 8 cylinder. Hone block 8 cylinder cyl. Linish 13 crankshaft journals. Final wash block 8 cylinder. Remove c/bungs, clean & refit. Remove 16 valves from cylinder head. Tank & decarb 2X4 cylinder heads. Face 16 valve seats. Face 16 valves. Surface mill 2X4 cylinder head. Clean & assemble 16 valve cylinder head. Fit frost plugs. Obtain engine. Clean up parts and paint as required. Assemble engine block. Refit exhaust manifolds to cylinder heads. Refit cylinder heads, rocker gear, etc. Set tappets. Refit inlet manifold, water pump, radiator, etc. Refit motor and exhaust carburetors and linkages, radiator fan and cowling. Fill with fluids and get oil pressure up. Start and run, check and adjust carburetors and timing. Fit 2 new sway bar D bushes. - Engine work cost just under $9K (Receipts available)
Other mechanical work by John Finlay Motors include new Fuel Pump, New Viscous fan, New water Pump, New Bushes pretty much everywhere needed, Brake repairs, Re core radiator, new Vacuum hoses, pulled fuel tank out repaired and cleaned, All perishables replaced, New Regulator and Generator, New Plugs, leads, Coil, Replaced carburetor diaphragms, tuned carburetors and whatever was need to recommission Vehicle - ($7326.00 worth of parts and labour).
Car runs and drives great - in fact one of the nicest sounding Daimler V8's we've ever driven.
This is a beautiful car in STUNNING condition - presented in the best color combination.
Sounds like a V8 should :)

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